UA Scientist Identifies Cellular Gene Signatures for Heart Muscle Regeneration

A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach – studying what genes are expressed – to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This understanding could lead to regenerative therapy discoveries for the millions of people living with damaged heart muscle caused by heart attacks or other chronic heart conditions. Continue reading

Invest Southwest Opens Applications for Venture Madness on Dec 14th

Invest Southwest announced the call for applications for the 2019 Venture Madness Conference will begin December 14, 2018 and run through January 10, 2019. Companies gaining market traction are encouraged to apply to compete as one of 24-36 entrants who will live-pitch their unique value for a chance to win a portion of the $60,000 cash prizes, mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs, executives and investors and exclusive access to active institutional and angel investor judges and attendees from throughout the Southwest.Continue reading