Arizona Bioscience News: TGen, City of Hope form partnership; Banner Alzheimer’s featured on 60 Minutes; McKesson breaks ground

December 1, 2016

By brianpowell

TGenPhoenix biosciences anchor TGen joins forces with California-based City of Hope / Arizona Republic

The Translational Genomics Research Institute has agreed to become a unit of California-based City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated research center and health-care provider, but will remain based in Phoenix and continue to use its genomics expertise in cancer research. Read more: TGen to become subsidiary of City of Hope, headquarters will remain in Phoenix

Health-care giant McKesson breaking ground on 271,000-square-foot facility on reservation / Arizona Republic

Health-care giant McKesson Corp. is moving its Arizona regional headquarters into a new building on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community that could house almost 60 percent more employees than it currently has in Scottsdale.

The Alzheimer’s Laboratory / 60 Minutes

60 Minutes features a study led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute of Phoenix focusing on an extended Colombian family prone to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

University of Arizona veterinary school plan headed for appeal hearing / Arizona Daily Star

The American Veterinary Medical Association, which ruled in July that the University of Arizona’s plan to open a veterinary school didn’t meet quality standards for veterinary training, will convene a panel in mid-December to consider the university’s appeal of the findings.

Hiegel: the Cure Corridor sets Scottsdale apart / Scottsdale Independent

Mark Hiegel, president and CEO of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, writes that nearly one of every seven Valley bio and life science employers are based in Scottsdale, employing more than 20,000 people and pumping $2.5 billion directly into the city’s economy.

UA tech spin-offs looking to help Tucson’s economy soar / Tucson News Now

Some of the fastest-growing companies in Tucson are coming out of the University of Arizona, including SinfoniaRx, a medication-therapy management company, and some say these companies will become one of the most significant parts of the city’s economy soon.

Arizona researchers say genetic changes could help spot Alzheimer’s disease early / Arizona Science Desk

Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute have isolated genetic changes that could help stop Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages and serve as possible treatment targets.

NAU, UA health students collaborate to improve patient care / AZ Business Magazine

The Community Health Mentor Program, a one-year inter-professional mentorship program, is bringing together health-profession students from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix to better understand and improve the patient’s experience.

Medical mannequins allow med students to practice their skills / Fox 10

The Center for Simulation and Innovation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix uses medical mannequins to allow students to practice their skills.