Arizona Bioscience News: $90M to ASU for X-ray science; Barrow’s FTD study; Valley fever cases

March 9, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

National Science Foundation awards $90.8M to ASU to advance X-ray science / ASU News

Arizona State University will receive $90.8 million from the National Science Foundation to support a five-year project to build the world’s first Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser, or CXFEL, that will help scientists observe biology’s molecular processes in detail—processes that are important for understanding human health and developing new medicines and drugs.

Barrow Neurological conducts FTD study, the same dementia affecting actor Bruce Willis / KJZZ

Barrow Neurological Institute is taking part in a study of frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, which can affect a person’s behavior and language and is the most common dementia for people under the age of 65.

Valley fever cases ride high for second year / KJZZ

The case counts of Valley fever hit rates not seen since 2012 with both 2020 and 2021 having around 11,500 confirmed cases, according to the latest report released by the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

Health anxiety is on the rise as we come out of the pandemic / KJZZ

The pandemic changed the way we think about illness, and while a lot of us are able to return to the world in this phase of COVID-19 easily enough, a lot of people can’t.

Introducing the Inno Madness bracket / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)
Sixteen Arizona startups—including bioscience and biotech—are entered in the 2023 Inno Madness bracket-style competition representing the full breadth and diversity of the ecosystem. Read moreKnow a cool Arizona startup? Nominations open for second-annual AZ Inno Fire Awards

Upcoming Events / 

March 21: AZBio PEERS: Intellectual Property Considerations in M&A Transactions

March 22: 2023 MedTech Conference

March 24: 2023 Arizona BioPreneur Conference

April 19: The Latest Progress of the Biosciences in Arizona

Arizona Bioscience News will return on Thursday, March 23.