Arizona Bioscience News: Valley fever vaccine; $1.6M to wearable technology initiative; 25 years of SARRC

July 14, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

University of Arizona researchers one step closer to Valley fever vaccine / KOLD

Researchers at the University of Arizona are one step closer to a long-awaited Valley fever vaccine, which could be available in vet offices starting next year to protect dogs—and one day be used on humans.

Wearable technology initiative receives $1.6M in funding from Arizona Commerce Authority / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

WearTech Applied Research Center, which partners with Arizona’s three state universities, was recently awarded $1.6 million by the Arizona Commerce Authority to fund eight new applied research projects in wearable technology that look to develop innovative products across the biomedical field. Watch more: This wearable tech detects concussion-level trauma the moment it happens

Scottsdale medical technology company Aural Analytics lands $1.4M grant / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Scottsdale-based Aural Analytics, a company developing an analytics tool for clinical speech language pathologists which can help identify neurological health problems.

This researcher is working on a project that could lead to a universal coronavirus vaccine / KJZZ

New research being led by a TGen researcher is looking into how the COVID-19 vaccine interacts with antibodies we have from previous infections from other coronaviruses—which could led to a universal coronavirus vaccine.

‘It is spreading everywhere’: What to know about the latest COVID-19 wave in Arizona / Arizona Republic

As a wave of new COVID-19 infections that began in May continues statewide, two contagious subvariants of the virus—BA.4 and BA.5—are increasingly driving cases with BA.5 being particularly good at evading antibodies.

Southwest Autism Resource & Research Center celebrates 25 years / Arizona PBS

Southwest Autism Resource & Research Center is celebrating 25 years of helping people with autism and their families. At the time, there was very little known about this kind of diagnosis.

Rich Bowen receives Moonshot Mission Control Award / Flagstaff Business News

Genterra Enterprises Senior Vice President Rich Bowen, who formerly served in executive roles at Northern Arizona University and the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona, received the Mission Control Award for his volunteer work and advocacy in advancing the mission of Moonshot at NACET.

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