Arizona Bioscience News: Bio executives to lead Roadmap committee; New ASU research center to break ground; UA researcher receives $6M for Alzheimer’s in women study

February 14, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

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Industry veterans to lead Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap steering committee / Phoenix Business Journal

HonorHealth executive Mark Slater and retired bioscience executive Eve Ross have been appointed to lead Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap steering committee, a group of about 100 leaders from the public and private sectors working to advance the state’s bioscience sector.

$77M ASU research center to break ground in downtown Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona State University will anchor the new $77 million, 200,000-square-foot Wexford Science and Technology research building on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus, joining the 1.6 million square feet that has already been built on the 30-acre campus.

Alzheimer’s hits women harder than men, UA researcher studying why / KGUN

A University of Arizona researcher has received a $6 million grant to learn why women are more likely to live with Alzheimer’s disease, how to identify the early stages of Alzheimer’s in women who are still healthy, and how to combat the disease.

ASU, others to look for biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease / KJZZ

Researchers at Arizona State University and the University of California, San Diego will be working to find blood-based biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease, which they hope will lead to faster diagnosis and treatment of the ailment.

University of Arizona School of Nursing to offer on-campus degree program in Gilbert / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona College of Nursing will begin offering an on-campus bachelor’s degree program in Gilbert this fall in a downtown building equipped with a nursing simulation suite designed to replicate a hospital patient care setting.

How telemedicine could be the future of health care in Arizona / KJZZ

Mayo Clinic’s telestroke system, which has been used in emergency rooms across rural Arizona, was on display at the Arizona Legislature as a bill aims to expand coverage of telemedicine in the state.

Moonshot at NACET set to host 2nd Pioneer Pitch contest / Arizona Daily Sun

For the second straight year, Moonshot at Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Flagstaff will host the Pioneer Pitch event, a competition for innovators with ideas in need of support and businesses wanting to expand an existing idea.

West Nile virus now is a permanent part of Arizona’s ecosystem, study finds / Cronkite News

A study from Northern Arizona University and Translational Genomics Research Institute concludes the West Nile virus—the mosquito-borne disease first discovered in the state in 2003—is here to stay in Arizona.

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