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Overall, there will be 31 antibody testing sites across the state, with additional sites becoming available as needed.
Coping with social isolation brought on by COVID-19 can be especially tough for teens. UArizona public health experts created a video to help teens through this unprecedented time.
Researchers found that inhibiting heat shock protein 90 in the spinal cord enhanced effectiveness of opioid therapy and could decrease its side effects. The findings suggest doctors may be able to prescribe less of drug, but patients would get the same level of pain relief with reduced side effects.
A paper published in two medical journals last week offers guidelines for physicians treating coronavirus patients requiring advanced life-saving therapies.
Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from a rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through the BIO5 Institute and state funding. The grants amount to more than $500,000.
The first phase of testing will include 3,000 health care workers and first responders in Pima County, as well as 1,500 members of the general public.
Researchers are racing to collect atmospheric and other data, which they can use to determine the extent of the impact of the virus on environmental health.
AZCOVIDTXT will allow people to report the health and wellness condition in their household on a weekly basis through brief surveys on their mobile phones.
Dr. Joe Gerald, an associate professor of public health, helped inform Arizona policymakers during the early stages of the pandemic with weekly reports that identified how COVID-19 was affecting Arizona what the future might bring.
The University of Arizona will provide antibody testing for the state of Arizona, beginning with 250,000 health care workers and first responders.