The US House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBBA), heavily supported by the Arizona Technology Council, sending the jobs and climate measures to the U.S. Senate. The BBBA is the most significant investment in clean energy and remedies to counteract climate change in U.S. history.
The Arizona Board of Regents, the body that oversees the state’s three public universities, approved on Thursday new technology-focused funding plans for Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona. The new funding will last for three years and under the approved proposals UA and ASU will each receive $32 million annually, while NAU will get $16 million per year.
University of Arizona researchers say they are closer to developing a pain relief treatment that dramatically diminishes the danger of opioids. The research is focused on a new compound created at UArizona’s Health Sciences department that reduces the sensation of pain by regulating a biological channel linked to pain, the university said.
In a move that acknowledges its excellence and expertise in R&D for numerical simulation and 3D printing, PADT today announced NASA has awarded a $375,000 Phase III Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for PADT to collaborate with Penn State University. The partners will expand research into thermo-fluid and structural design optimization to provide engineers who design next generation launch and space crafts with better ways to design more robust and efficient structures that experience loading fluids, forces, vibration, and temperatures.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce it was selected to participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner network.
Two associate professors at Arizona State University are leading the exploration of sex-targeted drug delivery for traumatic brain injury. The five-year, $2.5-million project funded by the NIH will improve the understandings of sex differences in traumatic brain injury to help design nanoparticle delivery systems for more effective treatments.
As robotics technology advances, robots will help with a variety of tasks, even supporting people to navigate the challenges of aging. One Arizona State University project aims to develop robots to assist older adults with dementia and their caregivers. The work is supported by the Zimin Foundation as one of four proposals selected for funding within the Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at ASU. This partnership aids research projects that facilitate the integration of smart-city technology, specifically concerning infrastructure, transportation, resource efficiency, health, security and more.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across Southern Arizona and a mission to grow scalable science and technology startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy. For nearly two decades, the program has directly served more than 140 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs.
In the largest study of the associations between smoking and cardiovascular disease on cognitive function, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, found both impair the ability to learn and memorize and that the effects of smoking are more pronounced among females while males are more impaired by cardiovascular disease.
In fiscal year 2020 alone, NAU inventors were issued 19 patents, filed 41 new patent applications and submitted 43 new invention disclosures. Because of the effort and investment involved, however, not many researchers have the resources needed to commercialize their inventions, much less launch startup companies to take their technologies to the marketplace. But NAU assistant professor and alum Zach Lerner has successfully done both—all within just a few years of beginning his career.