Arizona Bioscience News: Wearable tech; Alzheimer’s funding; Small business grant

August 10, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

5 wearable tech projects from Arizona successfully brought to market / AZ Big Media

The Partnership for Economic Innovation, a collective of business and community leaders, announced that five of its Phoenix-based WearTech Applied Research Center’s 2022 cohort projects have successfully been brought to market.

Arizona entrepreneur creates patented line of beauty products to alleviate skin condition / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Scientist and entrepreneur Azsaunna Bryant, with her Mesa-based Melanin Is startup, is on a mission to address hyperpigmentation, where darker patches of skin occur from excess melanin production.

Hobbs, 3 lawmakers honored for Alzheimer’s funding in state budget / KJZZ

Gov. Katie Hobbs and three Arizona lawmakers were honored for including about $5.8 million in the state budget to tackle Alzheimer’s disease, including a public awareness program and new dementia-specific positions at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

UA study reveals new findings about memory / KGUN

A University of Arizona psychology study, in partnership with a Texas medical center, made new discoveries about the human brain and memory by aiming to identify what drives electrical activity in the brain.

UA student interns lead dementia program / Foothills News

The Elder Rehab program in Tucson matches its memory-challenged participants with trained University of Arizona student interns and volunteers that earn academic credit and volunteer service credit, which could give them a competitive edge when applying for medical school and other health care graduate programs.

Arizona Hispanic Chamber lands federal grant to support small business growth / Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation was awarded a $3 million federal grant to establish a new small business readiness and technical assistance program with business accelerators and incubators aimed at minority entrepreneurs.

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