Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona; Banner Alzheimer’s $27.5M grant; BD to build Tucson plant
April 8, 2021
By Matt Ellsworth
The Arizona State University Biodesign Institute is finding the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the U.K., is continuing its growth in Arizona and is now present in about half of the lab’s samples. The University of Arizona is recruiting college students to study whether vaccinated people can spread COVID-19. And learn how White Mountain Apache tribal members, despite confirmed COVID-19 cases being nearly triple the state’s rate, had a much lower death rate that continues to fall.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Mayo Clinic will study healthy people with the major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease with a $27.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance the understanding, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.