Researchers from Northern Arizona University and the University of Washington School of Medicine in collaboration with the Washington National Primate Research Center received a $1.5 million grant, with the possibility of receiving $7.5 million over 5 years, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health,… Read more
NAU’s Pathogen and Microbiome Institute to test Allarity Therapeutics drug as potential therapy for new, highly infectious Coronavirus Variant B117
Allarity Therapeutics of Hørsholm, Denmark, today announced plans to further test the antiviral activity of stenoparib, its PARP inhibitor, against SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7, also known as B.1.1.7(the “British variant”), at the COVID-19 Testing Service Center (CTSC) of Northern Arizona University’s Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI), a leading U.S. infectious disease testing center.
The virus variant was labeled “Variant of Concern 202012/01” by Public Health England (PHE), an agency of the UK Department of Health and Social Care, in a publication… Read more
NAU researchers Nancy Johnson and Laura Huenneke elected as 2020 AAAS Fellows
Northern Arizona University researchers Laura Foster Huenneke and Nancy Collins Johnson have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
This year, 489 members nationwide have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
“AAAS Fellows are selected by their peers at the American Association… Read more
Gov. Ducey lauds NAU for COVID-19 research and outreach efforts at news conference Thursday
During his weekly press conference this afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey called the three public universities Arizona’s secret weapon in the battle against COVID-19 and announced that the State of Arizona is providing $8 million to Northern Arizona University, ASU and UArizona in support of additional testing, surveillance and other COVID-19 response efforts.
The governor also noted that NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research has been embedded with the Coconino County monitoring team helping to investigate and contact trace COVID-19 cases… Read more
NAU’s Keim leads Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union to publish findings of study tracking strains of SARS-CoV-2 in state
Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following Arizona’s first reported case of COVID-19 in late January, the state experienced no subsequent cases that went undetected and was COVID-free until at least 11 distinct incursions occurred between mid-February and early April.
The published results appear in the scientific journal mBio.
Faculty at Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, University of Arizona (UArizona)… Read more
Two NAU research centers receive Flinn Foundation funding to support COVID-19 response
Scientists at two Northern Arizona University research centers—the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) and the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER)—recently received grants totaling $175,000 from the Flinn Foundation in support of projects directed at responding to the COVID-19 threat.
Researchers in PMI are internationally recognized for their… Read more