Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

February 4, 2021

By Matt Ellsworth

A study by Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute revealed the antibodies that fight non-COVID coronaviruses might affect the body’s response to COVID-19. A University of Arizona research team is developing a smartphone-based COVID-19 test that gives results in 10 minutes. Vaccine distribution is increasing across the state and efforts are underway to build trust at a time when Arizona is seeing positive trends with a decrease in new cases and hospitalizations.  

NAU-TGen study finds old colds could affect body’s COVID-19 response / KJZZ

Previous coronaviruses affect antibodies, NAU-TGen study shows / Arizona Daily Sun

Inside a new COVID-19 treatment that’s keeping Arizonans out of the hospital / Arizona Republic

Smartphone app could let University of Arizona students conduct their own COVID-19 tests / Arizona Daily Star

Scientists, physicians in Arizona reflect on year of COVID-19 pandemic / Arizona Daily Star

Health officials keep close eye as COVID-19 variants found in Arizona / Cronkite News

Arizona’s outbreak is improving, but still among country’s most severe / KJZZ

State-run vaccination site opens at Phoenix Municipal Stadium with 500 shots daily / Arizona Republic

About 800 people now getting COVID-19 vaccine at University of Arizona daily / Arizona Daily Star

Overcoming vaccine doubts and fears will require outreach and education, experts say / Cronkite News

ASU Biodesign director: Vaccine hasn’t had effect on COVID numbers yet / KTAR

Last-resort treatment helped save Chandler father from COVID-19 / KTAR

National autism group building treatment centers, hiring 650 in Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers, one of the largest autism therapy service providers in the nation, is expanding in Arizona with 11 new centers planned this year in metro Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson.

My View: Arizona startups gaining street cred – and investment – from VCs / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Arizona, through its collective efforts, has built an ecosystem that can help build the next crop of world-changing companies, writes John Francis, founding partner of Stout Street Capital.

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