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
By Kerry Bennett
Office of the Vice President for Research
A patented assay to diagnose Valley fever, developed by Northern Arizona University Regents’ Professor of Microbiology Paul Keim, was recently submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by DxNA LLC, the company that licenses the technology. This important milestone, a critical step in taking a new diagnostic technology to market, will pave the way for the assay to be used to help physicians diagnose patients more quickly and,… Read more
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
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