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Researchers say using nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapy, could be a more effective way to fight aggressive tumors. Nanotechnology targets chemotherapy directly and selectively to cancerous cells.
 
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The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners of the individual and company award finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI). The BIO5 Institute has been named as a winner of the GCOI awards in academics.
 
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UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researchers led by BIO5 member. Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, designed novel molecular diagnostics technology to monitor the health of four crew members during first all-civilian mission to orbit.
 
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The University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers recently completed a study that has the potential to improve cancer treatment for colorectal cancer and melanoma by using nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapy in a way that makes it more effective against aggressive tumors.
 
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Dr. Jennifer Kehlet Barton, director of the UArizona BIO5 Institute, has been elected to serve as the 2022 Vice President of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. With her election, Dr. Barton will serve as President-Elect in 2023 and as the Society's President in 2024.
 
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To combat the experienced weariness, particularly during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of character is good for your mental health as well as your heart. Resilience can be likened to your ability to have life bump into you without knocking you down.

 
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A tiny device puts researchers one step closer to developing new treatments for depression, chronic pain, epilepsy, and more. It is all thanks to University of Arizona engineering researchers. Dr. Philipp Gutruf, a biomedical engineering assistant professor at UArizona is one of the researchers who helped develop the device.
 
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A team led by Dr. Philipp Gutruf are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity. The goal is to better understand how the brain works, allowing scientists to develop and test potential cures for illnesses such as neurodegenerative diseases.
 
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Despite slowdowns in research suffered by universities around the world due to the pandemic, the University of Arizona has experienced solid growth in the commercialization of university inventions. In the last fiscal year alone UArizona received 274 invention disclosures and launched 17 startups.
 
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Despite slowdowns in research suffered by universities around the world due to the pandemic, the University of Arizona has experienced solid growth in the commercialization of university inventions.
 
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Wearable technology has become increasingly popular but that data can’t be used by medical professionals. Dr. Janet Roveda leads a multi-institution center to develop clinically valid ways of gathering patient data from wearable tech that physicians can use to provide remote care.
 
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Though trained at rival institutions, Drs. Julie Ledford and Michael Johnson formed a friendship over a mutual love of science and their daughters that has led to an RO1 grant and recent publication. Combining their expertise and techniques, they aspire to determine how the presence of a lung protein in the blood mediates respiratory disease.
 
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A portable, underwater tent co-invented Dr. Win Burleson, will be featured during the Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week. The Ocean Space Habitat allows its occupants to essentially camp out underwater.
 
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An portable, underwater tent co-invented by a UArizona professor will be featured during the Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week. The Ocean Space Habitat allows its occupants to essentially camp out underwater.
 
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Biomedical engineering student Sebastian (Sebo) Diaz is among 55 students from 42 colleges and universities who have been selected as 2021 Udall Scholars, on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Tribal public policy, or Native health care; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement.
 
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Some people who develop skin cancer don't have pale skin or red hair. The University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute's Dr. Clara Curiel is identifying specific biomarkers that can identify those who don't typically fall within high-risk groups.
 
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C2SHIP recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona. The multi-institution team led by University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Janet Roveda, is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes.
 
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The Center to Stream Healthcare in Place is a multi-institution team led by Dr. Janet Roveda that is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes. The project recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona.