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Arizona Bioscience News: NACET receives $200K for rural efforts; TGen, Ohio State study canine lung cancer; ASU, AZ Science Center obtain STEM grant

August 22, 2019

By Chris Farrington

NACET receives $200,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to assist underserved entrepreneurs in Northern Arizona / Arizona Daily Sun

JPMorgan Chase will make a two-year, $200,000 investment with the Flagstaff-based Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET), also known as Moonshot at NACET, that will allow instructors to travel to rural communities, including the Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation, to offer a business boot camp and incubation program.


TGen and Ohio State collaborate on landmark canine cancer study / AZ Big Media

A promising new study of pet dogs led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Ohio State University found that neratinib—a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer—might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 dogs in the U.S. that annually develop the most common type of canine lung cancer.


ASU building device to detect exposure to weapons of mass destruction / State Press

The ASU Biodesign Institute is leading a $38.8 million project to create a field device that can detect traces of material in human DNA associated with weapons of mass destruction.


Educational partnership creates STEM opportunities for rural Arizona students / Chamber Business News

The National Science Foundation awarded a five-year grant to a partnership between Arizona State University, the Arizona Science Center and the Center of Science and Industry, creating the Rural Activation and Innovation Network, to bring STEM resources, experiences, and programming to rural Arizonans.


ASU study finds lab environment essential to student researcher retention / KJZZ

A study led by Arizona State University students found a positive lab and social environment, flexible work schedules, and the feeling that they were enjoying and learning from their research as important factors for students to remain in a research program.


Tucson educators bringing experience in STEM industry to classrooms / Arizona Public Media

Tucson teachers who spent the summer working in the Teachers in Industry program with the University of Arizona College of Education, a STEM business-education partnership, are taking what they learned back to the classroom.


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