Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
Valley Fever, a potentially deadly dust-borne fungal disease, should be easier to diagnose and treat thanks to a testing technology developed by Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and now protected by a patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
NAU and TGen have exclusively licensed this technology to DxNA LLC, a company based in St. George, Utah, which plans to make this Valley Fever Test commercially available to hospitals and clinics upon completion of… Read more
Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and protected under a patent issued by Australia.
Soon, similar patent approvals are expected by the United States, Canada, European Union, Japan, Brazil and other nations for this superbug test developed by TGen and NAU, and licensed to DxNA LLC, a company based in St. George, Utah.
“This rapid, one-hour test will precisely identify… Read more
Tammy Crawford, executive director of Focus On Lyme, spoke last week at a Capitol Hill science and policy forum in an effort to secure funding for a definitive test for Lyme disease.
Focus On Lyme is supporting work by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, a Phoenix-based non-profit biomedical research institute, to create an accurate genetic test for this disease, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates affects nearly 300,000 Americans each year.
“No other infectious disease affects so… Read more
Using the latest in genomic analysis technologies, scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute with ties to Northern Arizona University have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever, according to a study published today in the journal mBio.
In a story that spans 2 million years and includes the effects of glaciation and the pre-historic movements of animal hosts, the study sets the stage for tracking future outbreaks of this potentially deadly dust-bound… Read more
By following a DNA trail through the secretive world of heroin use, researchers may have shown the way for public health officials to solve infectious disease problems affecting the wider population.
Led by Paul Keim, Regents’ Professor and Cowden Endowed Chair of Microbiology at Northern Arizona University, a collaborative team of international scientists shone new light on an old question about injectional anthrax by demonstrating the latest advances in whole genome sequencing. Researchers from Germany, England and the United States… Read more
Regents’ Professor of Microbiology Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. This year, 347 Fellows are being added.
Keim’s peers recognized him for “distinguished contributions to the fields of microbiology, evolution and genetics through the use of genomic analysis for applications in forensics, biology… Read more