RiboMed receives NICHD award to develop diagnostic test for endometriosis

RiboMed Biotechnologies, Inc., a CLIA-certified diagnostic company, today announced the receipt of a $165,000 Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The project, entitled “Non-invasive assay for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis” will focus on the development of a test for early detection of endometriosis from a woman’s bodily fluids using an epigenetic biomarker panel, including gene-specific DNA methylation.Continue reading

AZ: Midwestern University President and CEO Dr. Kathleen Goeppinger Appointed as WICHE Commissioner


Midwestern University President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., was recently appointed as a commissioner for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), a Federal interstate compact of 16 Western states and territories that work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West.Continue reading

‘Why Women?’ — Studying the Role of Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, received $5.9 million from the National Institute on Aging to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.Continue reading