Arizona Bioscience News: Phoenix mayor talks bioscience; $2.4M for CND Life Sciences; Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s

May 27, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego speaks about expansion of Phoenix bioscience facilities Arizona PBS

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Chris Mackay talk about the city’s continued bioscience expansion, including having more than 5.5 million square feet of bioscience health care facilities under development or in the pipeline.

Phoenix-based CND Life Sciences gets $2.4M federal grant for dementia test research / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

CND Life Sciences, a Phoenix startup developing medical diagnostics for neurodegenerative disease, will use a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to conduct a clinical study of 80 patients with neurologists and academic centers across the U.S.

How worried should you be about monkeypox? We asked some Arizona experts / Arizona Republic

Researchers have studied monkeypox for decades, yet some are still surprised to see the appearance of the disease in so many different locations.

90% of people with Down syndrome are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease / KJZZ

People with Down syndrome are living longer than ever before and with this incredible shift in life expectancy, most people with Down syndrome are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Arizona Tech Investors reorders top leadership as longtime boss steps down / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Jim Goulka, chairman and managing director since 2010 of one of the state’s most prominent angel investing groups, will step down at the end of the year as leader of Arizona Tech Investors, which is seeking to double its membership.

‘It’s everywhere right now’: Arizona COVID-19 cases continue to climb / KJZZ

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 11,498 new COVID-19 infections this week, which represents a nearly 400% increase since last month with a positivity rate of 16%, up from 3% in April.

Opinion: Capital resources are available for Tucson entrepreneurs / Arizona Daily Star

Larry Hecker, a co-founder of the Desert Angels and IdeaFunding, writes that Southern Arizona has seen a steady increase in the amount of capital available for investment in Tucson’s vibrant and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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