Arizona Bioscience News: Pancreatic cancer grant; Alzheimer finger prick tests; ASU medical school

November 3, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

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HonorHealth Research Institute part of consortium developing ways to detect pancreatic cancer earlier / KTAR

Researchers in Arizona, including at TGen, HonorHealth, and University of Arizona, and from around the world will use a $4.5 million grant to develop technology that will work to earlier detect pancreatic cancer.

How the Valley worked its way into the major leagues of economic development / Phoenix Business Journal

After previously relying on housing, resorts, golf courses and call centers, economic development leaders took advantage of the Great Recession to switch up the Phoenix area’s game plan and attract a more reliable set of industries such as health care, research and development, and microchips.

ASU’s new medical school will integrate engineering with medicine / Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona State University’s new medical school to be built in downtown Phoenix will redefine what it means to be a doctor by integrating engineering and medicine into its curriculum.

Researchers developing finger prick blood test to detect Alzheimer’s / AZFamily

Arizona has the fastest growth rate for Alzheimer’s in the country. Now, there’s new hope on the horizon for getting answers earlier with a simple finger prick blood test.

Federal grant could help establish tech hub in greater Phoenix area / Phoenix Business Journal

A consortium led by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council was awarded a federal grant that will help establish Phoenix as a designated technology hub focused on health care innovation—a fast-growing industry in the Valley.

Phoenix startup Planatome raises $6 million to fuel market expansion / Phoenix Business Journal

Planatome, which applies an “atomic-level polishing” technique used in the semiconductor industry to create high-precision surgical blades, has raised a new round of capital to expand its market reach.

There’s a lack of sports medicine research involving women. Here’s why that matters / KJZZ

A sport and exercise medicine doctor and clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix talks about why female athletes tend to suffer injuries at higher rates than male athletes.

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