Arizona Bioscience News: CNN features ASU clinical trial; Bio firms among Innovation Challenge winners; TGen research on Alzheimer’s risk and memory

June 27, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

These dogs are getting a cancer vaccine. If it works, humans could be next / CNN 
Stephen Johnston, director of Arizona State University’s Center for Innovations in Medicine, is featured by CNN for a clinical trial to test a cancer vaccine in hundreds of dogs across the country, which could lay the groundwork for developing a similar vaccine for humans. 

10 winners named for Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal 
Biotech startups were among the 10 winners of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge and will receive as much as $150,000 each to help grow their early-stage business. 

TGen: People at higher risk for Alzheimer’s may show memory changes decades earlier / KJZZ 

New research from the Translational Genomics Research Institute finds people with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may start showing changes in their memory up to 40 years beforehand. Read more: Phoenix researchers delve into early symptoms of Alzheimer’s 

UA scientists’ proposal advances in National Science Foundation’s idea competition / Arizona Daily Star 
Three University of Arizona professors were selected along with 32 other entries to move into the second phase of the National Science Foundation’s 2026 Idea Machine competition with their proposal to use artificial intelligence to analyze large amounts of data to help scientists around the world make discoveries. 

July 19: University of Arizona Keys Research Internship Showcase – Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, UA, Tucson  – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

September 4-5: Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference – Vail, Colo.

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