“The idea of brain health and the idea of prevention, those were crazy ideas 10 years ago, but now they’re part of what we do,” said Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, the center’s director. “The field has advanced, and we’ve gone from being non-existing to being front and center in the conversation.”
The addition of a new functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scanner to Renown Health’s South Meadows campus is a “win-win” for this community: physicians at Renown use it to further patient care and University of Nevada, Reno researchers will use it to advance understanding of human brain function.
At the heart of both companies’ products is photo-catalytic conversion. That technology relies on a titanium dioxide compound that becomes a highly effective air purification system when it’s exposed to ultraviolet light. Unlike traditional air filters, the technology doesn’t capture pollutants. It destroys them, turning them into water and carbon dioxide.
Worldwide, a woman dies every minute from breast cancer, and studies suggest about 1.7 million new women are diagnosed every year with the disease. For women between 35 and 54, it is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. While these grim statistics may seem discouraging, one local technology company is determined to virtually eliminate the primary reasons for breast cancer death by making an innovative solution available to women worldwide.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and Governor Brian Sandoval announced at a recent press conference that Grand Rounds, a company that improves healthcare by guiding patients to better physicians, is opening a new services and technology center in Reno. The company is expected to add up to 200 jobs to the region.