Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona; UArizona veterinary college accepts first class; Cerebral palsy research helps kids’ mobility

April 30, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

Arizona hospitals are ready to resume elective surgeries, while the state hopes to dramatically increase its number of COVID-19 tests with a coordinated “testing blitz” over the next three weekends. Arizona State University is doing its own form of coronavirus testing–by tracking the virus in Tempe’s wastewater to identify potential hot spots. Meanwhile, TGen is seeking volunteers who have recovered from COVID-19 to determine if they have retained immunity, which could play a role in the development of new treatments and vaccines.

How a ‘testing blitz’ could change what we know about COVID-19 in Arizona / Arizona Republic

Arizona hospitals gearing up to resume elective surgeries / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona patients should expect a COVID-19 test before elective surgery / Arizona Republic

With a shortage of face masks, Phoenix hospital turns to 3D printing / Arizona Republic

Tempe testing for COVID-19, expecting to publish results later this week / ABC 15

University of Arizona scientists tracking coronavirus spread through wastewater / KJZZ

Researchers seek volunteers to investigate coronavirus antibodies and immunity / Arizona Republic

TGen seeks volunteers who have recovered from COVID-19 for antibody study / KJZZ

UA’s development of COVID-19 antibodies test comes amid immunity questions / Arizona Daily Star

Arizona ramps up antibody tests / CNBC

People look to COVID-19 antibody testing for answers, but no test offers guarantees / Arizona Republic 

Arizona announces COVID-19 ‘testing blitz’ over the next 3 weekends / Arizona Republic

‘Testing Blitz’ for coronavirus starts on Saturday / KJZZ

Banner Health expanding drive-thru testing with state fairgrounds location / KTAR

Lack of COVID-19 testing raises concerns of symptomless spread / KJZZ

Study finds key nasal cells vulnerable to coronavirus / KJZZ

NAU to test cancer drug as possible COVID-19 treatment / Arizona Daily Sun

UA researchers team up to address coronavirus challenges / Arizona Daily Star

Banner Health urges former, recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma / KGUN

Arizona businesses, nonprofit community pitch in to battle COVID-19 spread / Phoenix Business Journal

Ducey extends stay-at-home order through May 15 but eases some restrictions on businesses / Arizona Republic

Is Arizona ready to reopen? Here’s what the models say / KJZZ

University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley accepts first class / Tucson Local Media
The University of Arizona’s new College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley, which will be the first public veterinary medicine program in the state, accepted its first class of 110 students for the fall from more than 500 applications.

UA, NAU team using exoskeleton to improve mobility for kids with cerebral palsy / KJZZ

A team from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University is using robotics to help improve the mobility of children with cerebral palsy and showing promising preliminary results.  

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