Biozona Weekly: Phoenix Children’s deal; Guayule plant; Super Bowl & STEM

October 9, 2014

By hammersmith

Super Bowl group to award STEM successes in Ariz. schools
10/7/14 | Arizona Republic | Mark Olalde

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will present the STEM Superhero Awards in November, using its high-profile stage to showcase STEM teachers, schools, and clubs.

Guayule plant is homegrown replacement for rubber
10/6/14 | Arizona Republic | Ryan Randazzo

The vegetation growing at Yulex Corp. isn’t being used to raise garden staples, but rather guayule, a homegrown replacement for rubber that could help Arizona supply companies making everything from wetsuits to tires.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, billionaire entrepreneur target cancer

10/5/14 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has struck a deal with billionaire entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to bring cutting-edge genetic treatments to children who are seriously ill. Read also: Phoenix Children’s Hospital announces genomics institute

The rural health care shortage: A new doctor comes home to Snowflake

10/3/14 | White Mountain Independent | Carlene Reyes (Cronkite News)

Dr. Darrell Brimhall left Snowflake for medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix and took part in a program designed to attract doctors to practice in rural and underserved areas, and after completing his residency in Phoenix returned to his hometown.

Ahwatukee resident researches ways to grow arteries in UA lab
9/26/14 | Ahwatukee Foothills News | Daniel Ochoa

Ahwatukee resident and University of Arizona junior Corina MacIsaac spent her summer break working at the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory at UA where she participated in a tissue engineering vascular graft project.