Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona; TGen’s cancer-detection test

January 14, 2021

By Matt Ellsworth

Arizona scientists believe a more contagious variant of the new coronavirus may already be in Arizona and the state must intensify its efforts to monitor for new strains and mutations. The vaccine rollout continues as hospital leaders warn about strained resources. Arizona’s three public universities are continuing to test wastewater for COVID-19 while the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is seeing a spike in applications for the next academic year, which is being attributed to the pandemic.

ASU researchers say COVID-19 will soon be leading cause of death in Arizona /

Valley hospital leaders show solidarity, sound alarm on COVID surge / ABC 15

Valley hospital leaders warn they’re getting closer to implementing triage standards of care / 12 News

Arizona likely has U.K. coronavirus strain, but South Africa variant is a greater concern / Arizona Republic

Here’s what we know so far about the UK variant strain of COVID-19 in Arizona / Arizona Republic

It’s in the wastewater: How Arizona universities are testing for COVID-19 / Arizona Republic

ASU vaccine expert explains what we know about current coronavirus vaccines / KJZZ

Vaccines expected to begin rolling out to Arizona assisted-living facilities on Monday / Arizona Republic

From deep-freeze to the frontline; a look at COVID-19 vaccine dose preparation / ABC 15

Arizona opens 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale / Arizona Republic

Coconino County COVID-19 vaccines expand to education workers, first responders, elderly / Arizona Daily Sun

Fauci Effect: Med school applications way up at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix / KJZZ

Arizona colleges, universities starting spring semester with more online classes, COVID-19 testing / KJZZ

Months later, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix remains on standby / ABC 15

Holes in health safety net leave U.S., Arizona vulnerable to pandemics / KJZZ

Phoenix nonprofit TGEN signs deal to expand cancer detection via blood test / Arizona Republic

Translational Genomics Research Institute has licensed a blood-biopsy method to test for cancer to a Wisconsin-based company to expand reach of the technology—the organization’s largest licensing deal since its founding in 2002.

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