Tag Archives: Bioscience

Biosensors and the need for early disease detection (access required)


The American Cancer Society predicts that in 2014, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer will arise in the United States and more than half a million people will die from the disease, with 11,400 of those deaths occurring in Arizona. The treatment challenge remains in detecting the disease early enough to have a chance in successfully combating it.

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TGen translates genetic research into patient care (access required)

(From left) Sydney, Sierra, Becky, Newell, Seth and Spencer Belnap all share a recessive gene that can cause a rare mitochondrial disease.  The family has turned to Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help find answers and treatments for the ailments caused by the mutation. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJCook Photography)

Caring for one child with a rare and unknown medical disorder is a challenge for parents and doctors. But when three additional children in the same family are found to have related health problems, all involved are faced with a medical quandary for which some answers have only recently been found through genetic research.

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