Arizona Bioscience News: TGen studies rare disease; St. Joseph’s Hospital has altruistic kidney donation; SciTech Festival kickoff conference set

July 14, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

TGenAging in Arizona / Arizona Science Desk

This series explores what researchers are learning about the aging brain, women’s risk of developing dementia, health care for the elderly on the Navajo Nation, and other ways the state is collaborating to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

TGen teams up with Scottsdale family to take on rare childhood disease / Cronkite News

An Arizona family, whose child died from Niemann-Pick Type A disease, is donating funds for the Translational Genomics Research Institute to study a group in Chile, with hope of developing a treatment for the rare childhood disease.

The List: Bioscience-boosting tax credit waits for more funding / Phoenix Business Journal

Bioscience and venture-capital leaders are hoping to restore funding for Arizona’s Angel Investor Tax Credit program, which they credit for needed investments in high-growth, high-tech companies in Arizona.

Peoria, Plaza Cos. partner on ‘SkySong west’ / Phoenix Business Journal

The city of Peoria will negotiate with The Plaza Cos., developer of SkySong in Scottsdale, to develop a magnet for innovation, medical technology, and growing businesses near the Peoria Sports Complex.

A kidney offered by a stranger connects Scottsdale woman, Peoria man / Arizona Republic

The kidney transplant program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which began three years ago, had its first altruistic donor when a Scottsdale woman donated to a Peoria stranger.

Arizona marathon runner receives first dissolvable heart stent / Cardiovascular Business

A HonorHealth cardiologist became the first in the country to implant a newly approved dissolvable stent, placing it in a 73-year-old marathon runner who suffers from coronary disease.

Pencil it in: SciTech Festival gets ready to kick off / Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference, with the 2017 festival theme focusing on “Arizona’s Future STEM Pathways,” is set for Sept. 15.