Arizona Bioscience News: Banner Alzheimer’s featured in Newsweek; GlobalMed expands to Asia; UA bolsters cancer care for underserved

February 16, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

The new offensive on Alzheimer’s disease: Stop it before it starts / Newsweek

A study by Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is featured in this Newsweek cover feature about attempts to prevent Alzheimer’s disease rather than only treating the disease once memory loss occurs.

ASU research aims for a future when medicine has no side effects / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)

Research by a team at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute to develop more-effective drugs with a reduction in side effects will be bolstered by a new laser technology available next year.

Monsanto kills Pima County tax deal, greenhouse still a go / KVOA

Multinational biotech giant Monsanto will no longer seek a property-tax deal with Pima County to build a greenhouse near Marana, but will go ahead with the project on the 155-acre parcel purchased by the company.

Scottsdale telemedicine firm expands to China with exclusive distribution agreement / Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based GlobalMed has signed a distribution agreement to sell its entire line of mobile telemedicine stations, medical devices, and software to the Chinese mainland as well as the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions.

UA Tech Park connects businesses from Tucson, U.S. and overseas / Arizona Public Media

The University of Arizona Tech Park—a hub for technology businesses and startups that serves as a link between university research and the market—is now trying to sell itself as a prime location to the rest of the world.

Director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute talks about the end of Alzheimer’s / Daily Wildcat

A lecture on Alzheimer’s disease presented by Eric Reiman, the executive director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, focused on the genetics that may be behind the disease and the toll it takes on caregivers.

BrainSTEM makes its way into Arizona schools / KYMA

Middle-school students across Arizona will have the opportunity to learn scientific- and engineering-literacy skills through BrainSTEM, a program that recently visited three schools in Yuma and will be presented at 50 schools throughout the state.

Physician bottleneck: Why Arizona must seek more ways to educate new doctors / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona has a growing physician shortage and despite new medical schools preparing to open, a lack of available residency spots is making the shortage worse.

The University of Arizona has received funds to promote patient-centered cancer care for Latinos and the underserved / KVOA

A new University of Arizona initiative, funded by the Merck Foundation, will expand access to high-quality cancer care for Latinos and other underserved populations in southern Arizona.

Phoenix schools encourage students to prepare for STEM careers / Cronkite News

The Cartwright School District in Phoenix is working to bridge the gap between its students and STEM education to encourage more Latinos and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

ASU on track to be No. 1 in the U.S. for research / State Press (Opinion)

Arizona State University has been named “No. 1 in the U.S. for innovation” by U.S. News & World Report two years in a row, but ASU is also home to numerous research labs, including the Biodesign Institute.

Valley psychologist creates wearable tech to reduce anxiety, stress / Cronkite News

Paradise Valley neuropsychologist Amy Serin has created a small device named Buzzies that you can wear on your wrists or in your pockets to reduce stress and anxiety.