Arizona Bioscience News: ASU autoantibodies research; NAU, TGen study COVID immune response; Centauri Health Solutions wins AZ Inno award

July 7, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

How ‘autoantibodies’ could help us understand long COVID and other autoimmune diseases / Arizona Republic

New research from Arizona State University suggests healthy people can create autoantibodies, which occur when the immune system mistakes part of the body for an outside invader. Charting their numbers and types may help scientists better understand why they make some people sick.

Study: Infections from other coronaviruses could influence response to COVID vaccines / KJZZ

A new study from Northern Arizona University and TGen suggests immune response to COVID-19 vaccines could be shaped by previous coronavirus infections.

No soil, no sun, no pesticides: West Valley technology startup aims to disrupt farming / Arizona Republic

A farming complex under development in Avondale features plants that don’t grow horizontally, in fields, but vertically, on walls without soil or sunlight and minimal water.

Meet the winners of the 2022 AZ Inno Fire Awards / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

This year’s award winners recognize the state’s fastest-growing, most innovative and impactful startups and their founders in four categories, including health care/biotech winner Centauri Health Solutions.

Green Valley’s only hospital closes amidst financial woes / Arizona Republic

The Santa Cruz Regional Valley Hospital, Green Valley’s only hospital located about 30 miles south of Tucson, has closed after seven years.

COVID-19 cases remain high in Arizona / KJZZ

The positivity rate among COVID-19 tests performed in the state has climbed to 28%—approaching the all-time pandemic record of 34% set in January.

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