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Click above to listen to part 1 of Treating the Virus, featuring Deepta Bhattacharya, immunologist at the University of Arizona whose lab is making a coronavirus antibody test. 


The antibody tests build upon the work of UArizona Health Sciences researchers and BIO5 Institute members Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, professor and head of the Department of Immunobiology, and Deept


UA College of Medicine and the Department of Immunobiology developing antibody tests for COVID-19. Developing 250,000 much needed tests to check for immunity to #COVID19.



UArizona Partners with State to Provide COVID-19 Antibody Tests

The state investment will allow UArizona to test 250,000 of Arizona’s front-line workforce.


Most of the U.S. has state-mandated shelter in place orders to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, most of us are already asking when will life return to normal?


UArizona Medical Students Rally to Help Tucson’s Homeless Amid Pandemic

Concerned about how the pandemic will impact the homeless population, University of Arizona Health Sciences students are screening Tucson’s homeless for symptoms of COVID-19.


Immunobiologist Janko Nikolich-Zugich at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, explained, "The instructor cells grow scarce and start to do the biological equivalent of mumbling.


UArizona Health Sciences Ships COVID-19 Collection Kits to Navajo Nation

The University of Arizona Health Sciences ships 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, today.


Faculty-led grassroots efforts are yielding donations of personal protective equipment from basic science laboratories, ASTEC and the College of Nursing.


"Older people are not as good at reacting to microorganisms they haven’t encountered before,” said physician and immunobiologist Janko Nikolich-Zugich of the University of Arizona College of Medici


UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals

More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.


University of Arizona researchers have begun using a test that can detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus in a person who has no obvious symptoms and possibly determine whether someone was once


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.


UArizona Cancer Center Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

The University of Arizona Cancer Center will receive $1.4 million as a collaborating center with the national network of academic, public health and community partners, working together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among Hispanic cancer survivors.


While you may think that antiseptic wipes or sprays are necessary to kill germs, there's actually a metal that kills germs on contact — no cleaning supplies necessary.


Amid Shortage of COVID-19 Collection Kits, UArizona Scientists Race to Make More

University researchers produced 1,600 COVID-19 specimen collection kits over the weekend.


Arizona Telemedicine Program Rapidly Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic

The award-winning program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at the UArizona Health Sciences will conduct a major online training program regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for health-care providers and administrators, “Developing Telemedicine Services,” Monday, March 23.


The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (known as SARS-CoV-2) is rapidly spreading across the globe.


UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


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