AZBio In the Loop – BIO Week Edition – Week of June 4, 2018



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AZBio Member News


Helios Scholars at TGen prepares students for success in college and career

45 summer interns join TGen scientists in real-life biomedical research

Castle Biosciences Launches Next-Generation Sequencing Test DecisionDx-CMSeq for Cutaneous Melanoma

New test complements Castle’s DecisionDx-Melanoma gene expression profile test

Amgen Foundation And Harvard Team Up To Offer Free Online Science Education Platform

LabXchange Will Provide Virtual Lab Experiences Integrating Digital Instruction With Collaboration and Mentoring Opportunities.  Interactive Platform Levels Playing Field for Aspiring Scientists.  Amgen Foundation Contributes $6.5 Million as Founding Sponsor

TGen and Huntsman Cancer Institute receive $6.7 million grant to battle a hidden enemy

Department of Defense grant aims to target breast cancer that has spread to the bone by re-igniting the body’s own immune system.

Startup Licenses UA Invention to Enhance Natural Safeguard Against Skin Cancer and Other Diseases

The University of Arizona has licensed two inventions developed in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to startup MCR Therapeutics. The inventors – Drs. Minying Cai and Victor J. Hruby – developed targeted peptides through their research into drug design and bioactivity expression relating to hormone activity in the brain and periphery.

For improving scientific reproducibility, biological samples are key

From humble roots in antiquity, the scientific method has come to dominate and transform modern society. Our insights into the natural world, from bacteria to black holes, are fruits of the scientific approach to understanding, as are the life-saving medical innovations society relies on.

TGen-Barrow study shows drug penetration of glioblastoma

Innovative ‘Phase 0’ clinical trial successful in reaching deadly brain tumors

All of Us Research Program Begins National Enrollment Effort; Nine Banner Sites in Arizona Enrolling Volunteers

Events are planned across the nation to engage diverse communities in the national recruitment effort. In Arizona, Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences have been enrolling volunteers into the program as a National Institutes of Health pilot site since 2017.

Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. announces first subject treated in a clinical trial investigating the SMD-DA ophthalmic device for the treatment of neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration (nAMD)

Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc.  announced the first subject was treated in a multi-center clinical trial investigating the use of its ophthalmic brachytherapy device to treat neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration (nAMD) on May 23, 2018.

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