Arizona Bioscience News: $22M to UArizona for COVID-19 research; TGen studies herbicide and Alzheimer’s; Meet Reglagene’s Richard Austin

August 5, 2022

By brianpowell

CDC grants UArizona $22 million to continue studying COVID-19 / KGUN

The Center for Disease Control is awarding the University of Arizona $22 million that will enable the Arizona Healthcare, Emergency Response, and Other Essential Workers Surveillance, or AZ HEROES, to conduct a third year of COVID-19 research.

Biotech meets in person / Tech Nation Radio

Richard Austin, founder and CEO of Tucson-based Reglagene, talks with NPR’s Moira Gunn about choosing the company’s first-in-human drug for the brain cancer, glioblastoma.

Study finds common herbicide could be causing Alzheimer’s / Environment Journal

Researchers from TGen studied how exposure to a common herbicide, glyphosate, would affect mice brains, discovering that it could cross the blood-brain barrier.

There’s a new treatment for prostate cancer. One doctor thinks it could combat many other illnesses / KJZZ

Dr. Phillip Koo, chief of diagnostic imaging at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, talks about a new treatment for prostate cancer patients recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Updated CDC recommendations call for face masks in 5 Arizona counties, but not Maricopa / Arizona Republic

Updated federal guidance for the first time in weeks has lifted an indoor face mask recommendation in Arizona’s most populated county.

Here’s how the West Valley is attracting healthcare innovators / AZ Big Media

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has announced three new facilities in the West Valley representing a nearly $200 million investment and Banner Health is also expanding its presence in the growing region.

20 years of TGen: Using genomics for medical benefit / Flinn Foundation

This year marks the 20th anniversary of both Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap and TGen, which through its cutting-edge patient treatment, ground-breaking research, and commercialization, has played a key role in the success of the state’s bioscience initiative.

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