Arizona Bioscience News: Bio campus changing downtown Phoenix; UArizona’s Type 2 diabetes study; Valley fever cases rise

July 15, 2021

By Matt Ellsworth

Here’s how bioscience is changing Downtown Phoenix landscape / AZ Big Media

Phoenix continues to attract businesses in the health care and bioscience sector, and since 2004, has been the home of the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

New University of Arizona study could improve treatment for Type 2 diabetes / Arizona Daily Star

A University of Arizona study on Type 2 diabetes could completely alter the way the disease is treated by fighting it at its source: the way the liver communicates with the rest of the body.

COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread across AZ and US / Arizona PBS

David Engelthaler of Translational Genomics Research Institute, who is researching the COVID-19 Delta variant’s genetic sequencing, talks about its impact on Arizona.

It’s easier for Arizonans with disabilities to get COVID-19 vaccinations now, but they still face barriers / Arizona Republic

Arizonans who are deaf or who have partial hearing loss are part of the broader Arizona community of individuals with disabilities—sensory, physical, and developmental—advocates say have been overlooked in the vaccine distribution process.

Valley fever case rates still increasing as are dust storms / KJZZ

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released its annual bulletin on the state’s dreaded dust-borne fungal infection, Valley fever, with more than 6,400 cases so far this year.

New Hampshire therapeutic injection firm expands Arizona footprint / Phoenix Business Journal

New Hampshire-based Virtis Health is opening three more ambulatory infusion centers in Arizona, which provide therapeutic and diagnostic services for patients with complex conditions requiring specialty infusible and injectable medications.

Phoenix startup incubator seeking 15 companies for new Impact Accelerator cohort / Phoenix Business Journal

Seed Spot, a Phoenix-based startup incubator, is seeking applicants looking to scale their companies for the Impact Accelerator program with sessions on pitching, financial projections, customer acquisition, and team development.

$4.15M land deal clears way for new Gilbert hospital / AZ Big Media

The proposed Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Rehabilitation Hospital will be greater than 50,000 square feet and have 40 beds offering acute physical rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis for post-surgery and trauma injuries.

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