Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

May 28, 2020

By Chris Farrington

A new saliva-based COVID-19 test to identify an active infection, developed by Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researchers, will provide an alternative to the nasal swab test. A University of Arizona researcher identified four compounds that can block the replication of the virus within a cell that may help develop drugs to treat the disease. Hospitals are using new treatments to save the lives of COVID-19 patients as health care workers face uncertainty going forward. And donations continue, from global corporations to cultural centers.


ASU develops new saliva-based COVID-19 test as alternative to nasal swabs / Arizona Republic


UA researcher identifies 4 compounds that can halt coronavirus in cells / Arizona Daily Star


Weekly update on the science of COVID-19: Forecasting the future / KNAU


Phoenix doctor using investigational nitric oxide COVID-19 treatment / ABC 15


Banner Health invests in firm that gained attention as domestic PPE manufacturer / ABC 15


Bayer in Marana donates face shields to Pima County Health Department / Arizona Daily Star


A ventilator wasn’t enough to treat him for COVID-19. This machine became his last chance for survival / azfamily.com


After COVID-19, expect more masks, virtual medicine and worry in Arizona hospitals / Arizona Republic


Health care workers: Isolation, uncertainty and a risk for burnout during COVID-19 crisis / Arizona Republic


Maricopa County hospitals seeing nearly 3 times more COVID-19 cases than Pima County / azfamily.com


In remote Tuba City, COVID-19 plays out differently for Navajo and Hopi people / Arizona Republic


Arizona Irish Center ships donations to Navajo Nation, gets help from National Guard / 12 News


Across Arizona, building a brighter future to emerge from pandemic / Arizona Republic  


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