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2014-09-23 08:30:22

The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary's and InformedDNA Team Up TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 12 percent of women in the US will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. That's more than 30,000 in Tucson alone, 2,500 of whom are estimated to have a genetic risk factor for cancer. In response to this growing concern, The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. is collaborating with genetic services...

2014-09-22 12:28:17

New multi-year grant continues work to study pressing public health crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path), an independent, non-profit organization that works to accelerate the speed of drug and medical product development, today announced it has received a three-year grant renewal from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support continued work to advance the science and regulatory pathways leading to...

2014-09-18 08:20:59

TUCSON, Ariz. and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC), a leader in the management and provision of human social services, innovative global employment services and non-emergency transportation through a variety of government-sponsored programs, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire CCHN Group Holdings, Inc. ("Matrix Medical Network" or "Matrix"), a Scottsdale, Arizona provider of in-home health...

2014-09-17 12:27:05

New multi-year grant furthers non-profit organization's work to accelerate the drug development process TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the organization $2.1 million in first year funding of a five-year grant with the potential of $10.5 million over the five years. This is the second five-year grant that C-Path has received from the FDA under the...

2014-09-16 12:24:58

Peer-reviewed case report says implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart restores "normal biventricular circulation" to a congenital patient with only one functioning ventricle. The male patient was bridged to a donor heart 61 days later. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe in a case report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) in a 13- year-old boy with failing Fontan...

2014-09-12 08:24:55

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here's an update on the state of this life-saving technology. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145568 The need for donor hearts is growing as heart disease continues...

2014-09-10 23:14:14

NuvOx Pharma has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research contract (contract # HHSN268201400045C) for “Development of Molecular Imaging Agents and Methods to Detect High Risk Atherosclerotic Plaque” by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Evan Unger, MD, President and CEO of NuvOx Pharma announced today that NuvOx Pharma has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research contract (contract #...

2014-09-10 23:02:42

The new strategic business partnership between StratusLIVE and United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona to benefit over one hundred thousand people across Southern Arizona. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has been serving its community for over 80 years. A 5-star Guide Star rated charity, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is a focused, results-driven organization working year-round to change community conditions and create...

2014-09-03 23:06:45

The 1st International Workshop on Scientific Opportunities in Cislunar Space (SOCS 1) is a free, one-day event taking place on November 9, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. This event is open to scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and the interested public. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 SOCS 1 will provide insights into using the region between low-Earth-orbit and the Moon’s far side halo orbit (LL2) as a proving ground for missions of a far greater scope. This region, called Cislunar...

2014-09-03 08:32:39

O'Hara lost two siblings to genetic heart failure when he faced dying of the same condition. The SynCardia Heart implant bridged him to a matching donor heart transplant. Today, Pat is doing great. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, Patrick "Pat" O'Hara was bridged to a donor heart transplant and beat genetic heart failure that claimed the lives of two siblings and caused a third to have a heart attack....


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2012-06-18 02:25:03

Symbol: ENTU Group: Moss Family: Funariaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHHA9 Physcomitrium haringae Grout Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Funariales Family   Funariaceae Genus   Entosthodon Schwägr. –...

2012-06-18 04:18:18

Symbol: CYTE15 Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   OPCA6 Opuntia californica Engelm., nom. inval.   OPKLT Opuntia kleiniae DC. var. tetracantha (Toumey) W.T. Marsh.   OPTE6 Opuntia ×tetracantha Toumey (pro sp.) Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae –...

2012-06-19 04:06:11

Symbol: AMCO4 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   FRCO4 Franseria cordifolia A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

2012-06-19 04:54:55

Symbol: ACTU2 Group: Lichen Family: Acarosporaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Acarosporaceae Genus   Acarospora A. Massal. – cracked lichen Species   Acarospora tucsonensis H. Magn. – Tucson cracked lichen

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2010-12-03 15:11:46

Frank Borman is a retired NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born Frank Frederick Borman, II on March 14, 1928 in Gary, Indiana. His father moved his family to Tucson, Arizona during Borman's childhood. He graduated from Tucson High School and then graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950. Upon his graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and became a fighter pilot. He received his Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute...

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