Arizona Bioscience News: UA, Banner Health merger, a year later; Venture Madness in live rounds; Aging conference held in Tucson

March 3, 2016

By brianpowell

Our Turn: UA, Banner Health partnership is paying off / Arizona Republic UA logo

The presidents of Banner Health and the University of Arizona write that a solid foundation has been laid since the merger a year ago to ensure the delivery of academic-based medical care across Arizona, including new well-trained physicians, major investments in infrastructure, and cutting-edge medicine.

Venture Madness: March Madness-like competition for startup companies starts Wednesday / KJZZ

Venture Madness, an event sponsored by Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority that started with 64 companies, will hold live rounds this week to select a winner among the 16 remaining startup companies. Read Also: Mario Martinez doubles prize for Venture Madness top 4 startups

Researchers, experts will share information on aging successfully / Arizona Daily Star

The Annual Conference on Successful Aging in Tucson brought together experts from a variety of specialties at the University of Arizona to discuss ways to harness new and emerging technologies to help promote successful aging and brain health.

Why hasn’t telemedicine taken off in Arizona? Experts say most doctors don’t get paid / Cronkite News

Telemedicine, or the ability to diagnose patients remotely through interactive audio, video, or other electronic media, has been around for years, but experts say state laws have hindered the use of the technology in Arizona.

Data mining for deadly drug combinations / Chicago Tribune

Dr. Ray Woosley, one of the nation’s leading experts at uncovering dangerous drug combinations and president of Tucson-based CredibleMeds, helps a researcher uncover combinations that potentially could be the culprit in unexplained deaths.