Arizona Bioscience News: ASU joins elite research schools; UArizona studies non-addictive opioids; The Lab at azcentral season 2

June 8, 2023

By brianpowell

ASU hails entrance into elite group of research schools as sign of its growth / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona State University this month was one of the six schools selected as the newest members of the Association of American Universities, joining the University of Arizona in the premier organization made up of the nation’s leading research schools.

ASU’s new medical school likely to be built on one of three Phoenix biomedical campuses / Phoenix Business Journal

As Arizona State University makes plans to build its own medical school that was announced last week, three possible locations for the ASU School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering include Phoenix Bioscience Core, Park Central, or the biotech innovation hub in north Phoenix being developed by Mayo Clinic. Read more: Arizona State University plans new medical school among efforts to address gaps in state health care

Researchers are working on non-addictive pain meds to ease the opioid crisis / KJZZ

John Streicher, a professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona, talks about his research and goal of developing non-addictive opioid drugs.

How Phoenix hospital development is reaching record-setting heights / AZ Big Media

There are five acute-care hospitals under development in the Phoenix metro area—Banner Health and Abrazo Health in Buckeye, Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Glendale, Exceptional Hospital in Maricopa and Peoria Regional Hospital—and two more proposed to break ground this year—Dignity Health in Surprise and Banner Health in Scottsdale.

This mannequin sweats, and it’s helping ASU researchers understand heat stress / KJZZ

Arizona State University engineers are trying to grasp how heat stresses the body, and they’re using a breathing, sweating, walking and shivering mannequin to simulate how a human body reacts to beating sun, sizzling temperatures, hot winds and reflected heat.

We’re all Citizen Scientists: Listen to The Lab at azcentral podcast, season 2 / Arizona Republic

Our growing understanding of science can lead us down new pathways, many of them life-changing. It is this quest for more information that has led to the second season of the podcast, The Lab at azcentral.

Arizona COVID-19 deaths, hospital admissions at lowest point since reporting began / KJZZ

Arizona is now seeing some of the lowest levels of COVID-19 virus spread since the pandemic began more than three years ago, and the 16 COVID deaths in the state over the past week make up Arizona’s lowest weekly reported death count.

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