Arizona Bioscience News: TGen to address diabetic blindness; ASU Biodesign working on new TB diagnosis method; Phoenix Children’s celebrates 35 years

September 27, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

Phoenix Children’s marks 35 years of helping and healing / AZ Big Media

Since opening its doors in 1983, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has become a destination for care in cancer, cardiology, neurology, trauma, and numerous other specialty areas, providing treatment for children needing a specialized level of care.

$2.8M TGen grant will address diabetic blindness / AZ Big Media

The Translational Genomics Research Institute will help lead a consortium, awarded a $2.8 million federal grant, in a groundbreaking effort to discover new treatments for diabetic blindness, which afflicts as many as 24,000 Americans each year.

British artists are using ASU cancer research to create visualizations / State Press

An artist duo commissioned by the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center to create digital visualizations of cancer are expected to have their works seen in the ASU Art Museum, a few Arizona hospitals, and additional locations by 2020.

Retiring Wright led new era of UA economic-development efforts / Arizona Daily Star

Bruce Wright is retiring as University of Arizona associate vice president for Tech Parks Arizona in mid-October after a 32-year career at the university in which he spearheaded industry studies that lead to clusters in optics and biotechnology among other roles.

From the Editor: New med school can help transform our economy / Phoenix Business Journal

Editor in Chief Greg Barr writes that the plan unveiled by Creighton University to build a medical school campus at Park Central in midtown Phoenix helps put an exclamation point on the Valley’s growing reputation as a place where bright, young minds gather to ponder the future of health care and medicine.

ASU partnership develops new method for diagnosing tuberculosis / State Press

The Arizona State University Biodesign Institute and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine are working together to find an accurate and practical diagnostic method for tuberculosis, a curable bacterial infection but one that takes months of testing and antibiotics.

CDC report: Impact of Alzheimer’s disease will double by 2060 / KJZZ

The health, social and economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among older Americans are projected to double by 2060, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

I’m a human lab rat in an Alzheimer’s study / Being Patient

A research participant who has two copies of the gene most associated with Alzheimer’s disease writes about her positive experience in a Banner Alzheimer’s Institute clinical trial in Phoenix.