Sept. 17, 2019The NAU School of Music invites students, faculty and community members to the Fall 2019 Horizons Concert Series featuring four special performances. Concert … Read more about NAU School of Music announces the Fall 2019 Horizons Concert Series
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
A close research partner of Northern Arizona University was honored Thursday night by the Arizona Board of Regents with the Outstanding Service to Higher Education award.
Translational Genomics Research Institute, known as TGen, was presented with the award for its advocacy of higher education, and in particular, the success of its ongoing relationship with NAU.
Jeffrey Trent, TGen president and research director, and David Engelthaler, director of programs and operations at TGen North in Flagstaff, accepted the award. Trent is an… Read more
An international team of scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine has completed a first-of-its-kind microbial analysis of a biological wastewater treatment plant that has broad implications for energy recovery, human health and protecting the environment.
The study, published in Nature Communications, focused on lipids, which naturally accumulate on top of wastewater and can be converted into diesel fuel.
“Bacterial communities are everywhere, and understanding how they interact is critical to industry, agriculture,… Read more
As if the story of breakthrough research were not enough, there is the story of the researcher.
The accomplishment, in this case, is a rapid test for detecting devastating bacterial infections. The researcher is undergraduate pre-med student Kristin Wiggins, finishing her junior year at Northern Arizona University while working as an intern at Translational Genomics Research Institute North in Flagstaff.
At the heart of the story is someone who wants to make a difference in the world by saving people’s… Read more