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More than 6 million people 65 and older have Alzheimer's disease, and almost two-thirds of them are women, according to the Alzheimer's Association. That discrepancy is explained in part by the fact that women tend to live longer than men.
 
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The University of Arizona is a hub of biosciences activity in the region, not just in learning, but in producing solutions that make their way to market and impact society. The following are the primary organizations within UArizona that are fueling research and creating startups.
 
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Throughout the 20 years of BIO5, this institute has connected various campus departments to solve the challenges of a new period of technology growth, research that tells us more than ever, and support students at UArizona.
 
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The University of Arizona’s Center for Innovation in Brain Science received a $15 million grant from the National Institutes on Aging to research what midlife events could increase a woman’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
 
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The University of Arizona has been awarded a five-year $60M NIH grant to create a Precision Aging Network that aims to develop more effective brain-aging treatments and interventions targeted to the individual.
 
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Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich has been named the 2021 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) for his work on aging, immunology, and COVID-19 testing and prevention.
 
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Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich has been honored as the 2021 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association.
 
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To improve patient frailty assessments and identify cases in which frailty is likely to be reversed with treatment, Dr. Sweitzer is collaborating with Nima Toosizadeh, a biomedical engineer who has been studying frailty with the University of Arizona Center on Aging.
 
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In the summer of 2021, the FDA approved the first new medication for Alzheimer’s Disease in 18 years. Mark talks with Roberta Diaz Brinton PhD, Director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science and a Professor of Pharmacology & Neurology in the UA College of Medicine. Brinton's team discovered an important link between estrogen levels and a reduced risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
 
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The Hispanic Health Paradox refers to Hispanics and Latinos tendency toward similar or better survival rates and health outcomes than non-Hispanic whites. The power of social support might also help explain why Hispanics and Latinos often have better disease outcomes than non-Hispanic whites, says Dr. John Ruiz, who studies the phenomenon.
 
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Arizona leaders will share their insights in special guest appearances recognizing the efforts of over 300,000 life science and healthcare workers across the state. Celebrating Life & Science will introduce viewers to some of Arizona’s leading healthcare and innovation leaders including Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year, Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, of the University of Arizona.
 
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Nearly one quarter of the global disease burden is attributed to the elderly - a group expected to more than double by 2050. 

 
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Dr. Roberta Brinton, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, received a $15.1 million grant from the National Institutes on Aging to investigate perimenopausal brain aging.
 
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Alongside researchers from University of Florida, UArizona researchers are turning to infrared light as a method to combat Alzheimer's through a clinical study funded by the National Institute on Aging.
 
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A University of Arizona research team led by Roberta Diaz Brinton, director of the UArizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science and a member of the BIO5 Institute, have developed a new therapy for Alzheimer’s disease designed to restore cognitive function in early-stage patients. The therapy is now proceeding through a Phase 2b clinical trial.
 
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Sleep plays many important roles in health maintenance and disease prevention. Adding a focus on sleep may improve your daytime function and quality of life. In addition to heart health, sleep is closely linked with mood, ability to handle stress, risk for depression, and many brain functions.
 
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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.