Arizona Bioscience News: Oro Valley incubator breaks ground; TGen, NAU research West Nile virus; A rural doctor shortage

September 5, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

New Oro Valley bioscience incubator marks partnership with UA / Arizona Daily Star

An Oro Valley bioscience group broke ground this week on the Oro Valley Innovation Labs and University of Arizona Center for Innovation at Oro Valley’s Innovation Park, a 4,000-square-foot incubator that will offer state-of-the-art labs to up to eight companies at a time.

Experts are tracking an increase in cases of Valley Fever reported in Arizona. Why? / KOLD

Arizona is seeing an increasing number of cases this year of Valley Fever, an infection of the lungs caused by a fungus that grows in the soil in Arizona and other southwestern states, less than a year after the University of Arizona and Banner Health created a new set of detection guidelines for doctors.

Southern Nevada part of national West Nile virus ‘hot zone’ / Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University are conducting research with public-health agencies on how West Nile virus is moving around the southwest this year, with Arizona leading the nation in cases, according to the latest figures.

Rural Arizona wrestles with serious doctor shortage: ‘It’s a pipeline issue’ / Arizona Republic

The current shortage of doctors in rural Arizona is glaring as several rural hospitals in the state either currently are experiencing a shortage or expect to experience one in coming years.

Banner Sun Health Research Institute sees uptick in patients seeking cognitive testing / KJZZ

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Arizona is expected to grow by 43 percent by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and at least one health organization is already seeing an increase in older patients coming in with memory concerns.

Lane: Scottsdale is perfect port for STEM & Innovation Summit / Scottsdale Independent (Op-ed)

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane promotes the ninth annual Arizona STEM & Innovation Summit set for Sept. 17 in Scottsdale, where more than 1,200 educators, researchers and high-tech business leaders will gather to showcase new products and discuss emerging trends in science, technology, engineering and math.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 17: Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale

Sept. 27: Arizona Wellbeing Commons Conference, Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix

Oct. 2: AZBio Awards, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix

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