Arizona Bioscience News: Future of COVID-19; Banner MD Anderson opens Gilbert research unit; UArizona studies post-stroke dementia

February 17, 2022

By brianpowell

Scientists want to stop the next pandemic before it starts. Here are the tests they’re building to do it / Arizona Republic

Arizona scientists are sequencing genomes, surveilling animal populations and researching ecology and environmental policy to better understand and limit the threat of novel infectious diseases.

COVID-19 is becoming endemic, but that doesn’t mean it’s over / KJZZ

David Engelthaler, director of TGen North in Flagstaff, discusses what may lie ahead for us as COVID-19 becomes an endemic virus. Read more: Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic

UA researchers discover promising treatment to prevent post-stroke dementia / KOLD

University of Arizona researchers believe cyclodextrin can help prevent dementia in the months after a stroke—which experts believe impacts a quarter of stroke victims—and are preparing for a clinical trial.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center opens research center in Gilbert / AZ Big Media

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center opened a $1 million Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Research Unit on the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus in Gilbert to benefit cancer patients enrolled in first-in-human and early therapeutic trials and expand clinical research.

Peoria council to vote on purchase agreement with hospital system for vacant parcel / Phoenix Business Journal

The city of Peoria is in negotiations with HonorHealth to sell a parcel of land on which the Scottsdale-based nonprofit health system would build a 75,000-square-foot health facility.

Biotech is creating the jobs of the future. It’s time to give it a boost / Barron’s

Arizona is one of the states growing its biotech sector by implementing strategic policies, such as directly seeding promising startups through the Arizona Innovation Challenge which offers $3 million in funding each year to early-stage firms.

Arizona medical students show gratitude for body donation through art / KJZZ

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix students attend a celebration of appreciation for their cadaver by choosing dance, music, or visual art to make an homage to the life of the body they’ve studied.

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