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University of Arizona biomedical engineering professor Philipp Gutruf is part of a team developing new wearable devices that can collect data especially useful for diagnosis and treatment of health issues.
 
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Researchers at the BIO5 Institute are working to determine causes and identify new prevention and treatment strategies for this highly prevalent disease.
 
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A 3D printed medical device developed by UArizona researchers has the ability to monitor personal health, diseases, and drug treatments. Led by Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor, Philipp Gutruf, the devices never need to be charged and could issue diagnoses in a more efficient way.
 
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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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Dr. Taylor Edwards discusses how the power of DNA facilitates cross-campus collaborations at the University of Arizona Genetics Core.
 
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University of Arizona engineers led by BIO5 member Dr. Philipp Gutruf, have developed a novel type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
 
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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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PBS NewsHour discusses the ways that college campuses, including UArizona, have responded to the delta variant as colleges resumed this fall. The University is highlighted for the waste-water testing program as well as various incentives to engage students and staff to test and get vaccinated.
 
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Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3-9) culminates with World Mental Health Day on October 10. Several BIO5 researchers are supporting mental health through their basic science and clinical research efforts.
 
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A research study from UArizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital shows the effects of TBI during pregnancy for the child. Researchers were looking at mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, which were more prevalent in male offspring.
 
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UArizona researchers are responsible for an amazing breakthrough in how we treat cancer. This breakthrough is designed for cancer patients for whom current immunotherapies are ineffective. That includes 96% of all colorectal cancer patients. It also boosts existing treatments without increasing toxicity.
 
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A new UArizona Health Sciences Workforce Education and Training Program, PeerWORKS, has been designed to help people impacted by opioid and substance use disorders. The program will train state-certified health professionals, who are in recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder, to provide support to those experiencing similar issues.
 
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We're only beginning to understand all the different types of chemicals that can be found in the Cannabis sativa plant, and CBD is one of them. Dr. Todd Vanderah addresses what you need to know if you are thinking about trying CBD.
 
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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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The finalists of the 2021 Copper Cactus Awards have been announced including UArizona innovators from Avery Therapeutics, SaiOx, and uPetsia. The awards ceremony will be held on October 1, 2021.
 
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The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee PeerWORKS, which is a collaboration between UArizona COM-T, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and the Center for Rural Health and the Workforce Development Program. The center received a $2.2M grant to train peer support specialists to serve in integrated care facilities in rural and underserved areas of Arizona.
 
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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.