Arizona Bioscience News:Wildcat Philanthropic Seed Fund; Alzheimer’s treatments, MCCCD health care programs

January 4, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

New study shows tech can test for about 150 pathogens with just 1 blood test / KJZZ

A new report from Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researchers shows new technology could greatly expand disease-tracking efforts by checking for about 150 pathogens using just a pinprick of blood.

U of A announces $1 million gift to startup seed fund / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona has received an anonymous $1 million donation to its Wildcat Philanthropic Seed Fund, an early-stage fund administered by Tech Launch Arizona designed to help support startups launched “to commercialize ideas and innovations stemming from the work of university faculty, staff and students.”

Alzheimer’s rates climbing in Arizona, but Valley hospital pioneering new treatment options / 12 News

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is involved in the AHEAD national research study, the first of its kind to test a treatment which aims to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease symptoms before they become apparent.

Flagstaff Citizen of the Year David Engelthaler embraces leadership role / Arizona Daily Sun

David Engelthaler, a professor and director for TGen North’s pathogen and microbiome division and an advocate of STEM education, was named the 2023 Flagstaff Citizen of the Year.

Programs help boost success rate of Tucson entrepreneurs / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation focuses on technology startups, offering an incubator program that gives companies a higher chance of survival through workshops, educational training, and pitch preparations.

MCCCD’s innovative education programs bridge Arizona’s workforce gap / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

A Maricopa Community Colleges op-ed states that with 10 colleges and 31 satellite locations, MCCCD remains at the forefront of innovation and technology by developing cutting-edge programs, including in health care, that meet the demands of Arizona’s workforce.

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