Arizona Bioscience News: Bio startups among contest semifinalists; Banner Health to open 16-story hospital tower; TGen’s MindCrowd project identifies aging patterns

November 1, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

TGen’s MindCrowd seeks 1 million people around the world to help cure Alzheimer’s / Cronkite News

Translational Genomics Research Institute’s MindCrowd project has screened about 125,000 people with its 10-minute online test since it started in 2013, identifying several factors that are correlated with memory function.

Banner Health’s 16-story hospital tower near downtown Phoenix set to open Nov. 6 / Arizona Republic

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix will become the tallest and largest hospital in Arizona with the opening next week of a 16-story, 372,476-square-foot tower, part of a $418 million upgrade that includes a three-story, 64,000-square-foot emergency department that opened in June. Read more: Banner facility designated as only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Arizona

ACA names 25 companies as Innovation Challenge semifinalists / Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Commerce Authority has named 25 startups as Arizona Innovation Challenge semifinalists in the Fall 2018 contest that will help fund 10 promising companies with up to $150,000 each.

Girls in STEM event inspires and encourages girls to pursue related careers / Downtown Devil

The sixth annual Girls in STEM event at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix involved 112 girls and several female mentors networking, gaining a love of the STEM field, and working together in Halloween-style science, technology, engineering and mathematics workshops.

Study trying to identify CTE in living individuals needs volunteers / Arizona Republic

A study being led by Translational Genomics Research Institute in downtown Phoenix and Exosome Sciences of San Diego that seeks to identify CTE in living individuals needs volunteers who have a history of head-impact exposure, including NFL players, military veterans and athletes in other contact sports.

Gilbert selected for company’s third cancer outpatient facility in metro Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Inc. has selected Gilbert for its third outpatient care center in the Phoenix area—slated to open in March 2019—following the opening of centers in north Phoenix and Scottsdale earlier this year.

Downtown Phoenix’s rebirth has been decades in the making. Here’s how they did it / Arizona Republic

The downtown Phoenix of today is nearly unrecognizable from the downtown of 30 years ago thanks to an evolution that has required tremendous investment including an urban Arizona State University campus and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus which includes a University of Arizona medical school.