Arizona Bioscience News: Bio finalists for AZ Tech Council GCOI; New Navajo Nation cancer clinic; Mayors talk STEM at SciTech Institute summit

September 26, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Some winners, finalists unveiled for 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards / Phoenix Business Journal

Bioscience companies are among the finalists announced by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority for the 16th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards to be held Oct. 24.

The Navajo Nation has a cancer clinic, a tribal first / Arizona Republic

The new $2 million Specialty Care Center in Tuba City on the Navajo Nation is a cancer clinic with board-certified oncologists offering chemotherapy and other services to adult members of three tribes.

UAVenture fund invests in carbon-fiber tech / Arizona Daily Star

UAVenture Capital, a Tucson-based venture capital fund dedicated to backing University of Arizona technology spinoffs, has invested in MediCarbone Inc., the patent holder of a flexible carbon fiber fabric inserted inside and around a fractured bone.

UA study suggests some ‘jumping genes’ not sufficiently locked down / KJZZ

The University of Arizona has found flaws in the mechanisms that keep transposons, or “jumping genes,” in check, causing errors and mutations linked to diseases such as cancers.

Work underway on Creighton University’s midtown Phoenix medical school / Phoenix Business Journal

When Creighton University opens its medical school at Park Central in 2021, the first class will start with 100 students who will study in an 180,000-square-foot building alongside nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant students. Read more: Creighton University groundbreaking marks new era of health education

STEM approach proves fundamental to 21st century livelihood /

Mayors from across the Valley took part in a conversation about the local STEM environment as part of the ninth annual Arizona STEM & Innovation Summit, leading to a discussion on the quality of education.

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