Biozona Weekly: New ASU Center; TGen North; Phoenix campus construction

August 1, 2014

By hammersmith

New ASU center to expand cutting-edge research
8/1/14 | Arizona Republic | Anne Ryman

The Center for Applied Structural Discovery, a new center at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, will use powerful X-ray lasers to examine the tiny molecular structures that carry out chemical reactions in cells with hopes it could lead to new drugs that fight cancer and infectious disease.
Flagstaff research facility helps fight disease globally

7/30/14 | Arizona Republic | Stephen Root

Cutting-edge science is being done at TGen North in Flagstaff to answer questions about how diseases spread around the world, and thus saving lives.

Construction continues on Phoenix Biomedical Campus
7/29/14 | KJZZ | Rachel Lund

The Phoenix Biomedical Campus will continue to see new additions over the coming years on the downtown campus that features research and clinical groups from all three state universities as well as governmental and private firms. 

Paul Keim: CDC anthrax mistakes minor
7/29/14 | Arizona Daily Sun | Eric Betz

Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University’s renowned pathogen geneticist, says the recent safety lapses in handling anthrax and other pathogens at the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and other East Coast labs are relatively small in comparison to the news coverage they’ve received.

ASU Biodesign Institute working to improve Valley Fever diagnosis
7/28/14 | KJZZ | Andrew Bernier

Researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute are working to improve the process to diagnose Valley Fever–caused from inhalation of a fungus sometimes made active by monsoon rain and winds–which today is known to give false negative results nearly 70 percent of the time.