Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona; TGen-led study links dementia to smoking, cardiovascular disease; ASU launches program to build startups

May 13, 2021

By Matt Ellsworth

A new Arizona law could permanently expand statewide use of virtual doctor visits that became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. While children ages 12 to 15 can now be vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the vaccination rates for Latinos remain low.  A variant first identified in India has been found in Arizona but is not considered a major concern at this time.

Expanded telehealth coverage that began during COVID-19 now permanent in Arizona / Arizona Republic

Arizona poised to begin vaccinating children ages 12 to 15 with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, after CDC recommendation / Arizona Republic

Latinos were hit hard by COVID-19 in Arizona, yet their vaccination rates remain low / Arizona Republic

COVID-19 variant first identified in India has been found in Arizona / 12 News

Applications to internal medicine programs up during pandemic / KJZZ

The latest on COVID-19 with Dr. Josh LaBaer / Arizona Horizon

Daily COVID-19 cases in Arizona continue to decrease / AZ Big Media

Conquering COVID-19: When is a pandemic over? / 12 News

TGen-led study links dementia to smoking and cardiovascular disease / AZ Big Media

MindCrowd, a TGen-led research project featuring an online cognitive test, has found that smoking and cardiovascular disease can both impair the ability to learn and memorize.

ASU launches masters program focused on building startups; seeds student teams with $40,000 / Phoenix Business Journal

The Master of Science in Innovation and Venture Development at Arizona State University is a one-year program designed to give students hands-on experience and applicable guidance building their own ventures.

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