Arizona Bioscience News: ASU develops Zika vaccine; TGen technology to test for valley fever; New tech park

August 10, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Scientists use tobacco plant as cheap, scalable Zika vaccine factory / KJZZ

An Arizona State University Biodesign Institute scientist has led a research team to develop the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine. Read more: Using tobacco plants to fight Zika: ASU vaccine shows promising results

Sahuarita planning to build its first tech park / Arizona Daily Star

Sahuarita is planning to break ground in early 2018 on the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC) with the help of a $3 million federal grant.

Arizona study reveals interesting trend for possible valley fever cure / ABC15

The Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Arizona Humane Society have launched the “P.A.W.S.” study with dogs, hoping to unlock some answers about valley fever.

What do abandoned mines mean for our health, environment? / KJZZ

The director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University talks about how common abandoned mines are and how they can impact human health and the environment.

Ask a Doc: Is it valley fever? New test gives quick answer / Arizona Republic

A test using technology developed by TGen and Northern Arizona University could soon provide definitive diagnoses for valley fever.