News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters


University of Montana chemistry Professor Aaron Thomas continues to burnish his credentials as a national leader for helping diversify STEM fields.

TIME has revealed its annual list of the Best Inventions, which features 200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives. GRAIL’s Galleri® test was one of the 200 innovations. The Galleri test is a multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test that can detect a shared cancer signal across more than 50 types of cancer through a simple blood draw.

Montana BioScience Alliance
November 16, 2022

Central Montana has produced a star in the field of chemistry. Erin Baker, the daughter of Alan and Stephanie Shammel of Hilger and now a Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, has won several awards for her contributions to the field this year. 

Montana State University
September 26, 2022

For a fourth straight year, Montana State University recorded an all-time high for research expenditures, which support scientific discovery, rural outreach and a variety of scholastic pursuits, as well as providing hands-on opportunities for students to engage in science and creative activities that build skills for careers after they earn their degrees

Montana BioSciences Alliance
September 18, 2022

In Montana we rally and circle the wagons when a member of our community is suffering, with everyone lending a hand. Our own Senator Jon Tester has demonstrated this truly Montana trait by working to advance policy changes that must occur to alter the course of cancer detection and treatment.


The House Appropriations Committee has approved its FY 2023 spending bill including a $2.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $466 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and $2.75 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency on Health (ARPA-H). The bill increases current funding levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cancer screening and early detection programs and for the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, which provides funding for programs […]

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
July 2, 2022

Biomarker testing helps connect patients with the most effective treatments for their cancer – but not all patients are benefiting from the latest advances in cancer treatment. Learn how biomarker testing helps cancer patients and what can be done to improve access and advance health equity.

Bio event draws about 3,000 companies to the San Diego Convention Center to take stock of the latest trends and research.

Four-time gold medalist and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will discuss her groundbreaking career, business success, and prioritizing health in a conversation moderated by Emmy-nominated sports reporter Erin Andrews at the BIO International Convention June 13-16, 2022, in San Diego. Both women have faced their own health challenges, becoming advocates for increased awareness and better outcomes for all.

New York Times
May 21, 2022

As the pandemic enters its third year, long Covid has emerged as an increasingly important concern. And many people are wondering whether getting a Covid shot can reduce their chances of developing long-term symptoms.


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August 25, 2022