Disease Detectives
From strep to influenza to rare fungal infections, we have developed advanced capabilities to assist public health and healthcare officials investigating disease outbreaks in our backyard and around the world.
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Citizen-scientist study fuels launch of first interactive U.S. county map of ticks ca... 10-20-2021 /news/2021/october/20/ticks-carrying-disease-causing-pathogens-in-us/
Nationwide study of 295,000 brain cancer patients examines differences due to age and... 09-22-2021 /news/2021/september/22/sex-and-age-affect-brain-cancer-outcomes/
DNA modifications could be used to determine the progression of severe liver disease 09-20-2021 /news/2021/september/20/dna-modifications-could-diagnose-liver-disease/
TGen Joins Nationwide Study of Long COVID-19 Effects in Children and Young Adults 09-15-2021 /news/2021/september/15/tgen-part-of-national-long-covid-study/
Jumpcode Genomics and TGen Partner on Genomic Sequencing of COVID-19 09-14-2021 /news/2021/september/14/jumpcode-assists-tgen-covid-19-tracking/
Socio-economic status of children can influence microorganisms in their digestive tra... 09-13-2021 /news/2021/september/13/socio-economic-effects-on-childhood-microbiome/
Like priming a pump, changes in cells damaged by chronic lung disease can result in s... 07-14-2021 /news/2021/july/14/chronic-lung-disease-leads-to-worse-covid-outcomes/
TGen COVID-19 variant tracking program receives grant from Taiwan Semiconductor Manuf... 06-07-2021 /news/2021/june/07/tsmc-grant-funds-tgen-covid19-tracking/
New study predicts changing Lyme disease habitat across the West Coast 03-16-2021 /news/2021/march/16/lyme-disease-predicted-to-spread-in-west/
TGen seeks help from Arizona dog and cat owners for COVID-19 study 03-10-2021 /news/2021/march/10/adhs-tgen-test-pets-for-covid/
Men, older adults and smokers are more prone to infection by SARS-CoV-2 03-03-2021 /news/2021/march/03/analysis-of-sars-cov-2-entry-genes/
TGen-led study confirms cell-free DNA in urine as potential method for cancer detecti... 02-17-2021 /news/2021/february/17/tgen-creates-potential-urine-test-for-cancer/
15-year-old TGen patient and NASA devotee prepares for Mars landing 02-16-2021 /news/2021/february/16/alex-yiu-lands-on-mars/
TGen-NAU study results show COVID-19 virus triggers antibodies from previous coronavi... 01-19-2021 /news/2021/january/19/covid-triggers-antibodies-from-past-infections/
TGen identifies gene that could explain disparity in COVID-19 effects 12-15-2020 /news/2020/december/15/tgen-identifies-covid-19-dimmer-switch-gene/
TGen, Avery Therapeutics collaboration studies mechanism of action in engineered hear... 10-05-2020 /news/2020/october/05/tgen-analyzes-heart-healing-membranes/
TGen and HonorHealth study suggests alternative method of diagnosing lung infection 10-01-2020 /news/2020/october/01/tgen-studies-diagnostic-for-ventilator-pneumonia/
Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union tracks strains of SARS-CoV-2 09-15-2020 /news/2020/september/15/acgu-initial-findings-of-the-pandemic/
25-year dolphin study reveals factors contributing to aging rates in long-lived mamma... 08-10-2020 /news/2020/august/10/tgen-finds-dolphin-data-could-extend-human-longevity/
TGen teams with Poba Medical to produce 10,000 COVID-19 test kits per month 07-02-2020 /news/2020/july/02/poba-medical-assembles-10-000-tgen-test-kits-per-month/
Ancient DNA found in isolated villages harbor immune properties that might benefit hu... 06-15-2020 /news/2020/june/15/ancient-dna-may-harbor-protective-immune-genes/
TGen and HonorHealth Initiate COVID-19 Combination Therapy of Atovaquone and Azithro... 05-05-2020 /news/2020/may/05/tgen-and-honorhealth-develop-treatment-for-covid-19/
TGen seeks volunteer patients for COVID-19 immunity study 04-27-2020 /news/2020/april/27/tgen-starts-covid-immunity-study/
TGen contributes to international studies identifying cell-types susceptible to SARS-... 04-23-2020 /news/2020/april/23/tgen-dr-nicholas-banovich-in-two-covid-19-studies/
Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union to track the virus 04-08-2020 /news/2020/april/08/arizona-covid-19-genomics-union/
TGen, a Genomic First Responder, ramps up testing against COVID-19 coronavirus 03-30-2020 /news/2020/march/30/tgen-expands-testing-and-tracking-of-covid-19/
TGen, a Genomic First Responder, and the State of Arizona, launches tracking statewid... 03-17-2020 /news/2020/march/17/tgen-partners-with-adhs-for-covid-19-testing/
TGen and ABL plan global rollout of advanced test for TB, one of the world’s most dea... 07-31-2019 /news/2019/july/31/new-tgen-tb-test-manufacturing-to-start/
TGen and ABL pursue global rollout of advanced TB test 03-18-2019 /news/2019/march/18/tgen-tb-test-to-help-eliminate-disease-worldwide/
Outbreak of paralyzing disease linked to non-polio enterovirus through TGen-led study 01-22-2019 /news/2019/january/22/tgen-led-study-implicates-ev-d68-virus-in-afm-outbreak/
NAU-TGen study finds West Nile Virus now a permanent part of Arizona ecosystem 01-15-2019 /news/2019/january/15/west-nile-virus-here-to-stay-in-arizona/
Flinn Foundation awards ‘Prevent HAARM’ grant to C-Path and TGen 01-08-2019 /news/2019/january/08/400-000-flinn-grant-to-tgen-and-c-path/
TGen North partners with NARBHA Institute to promote human health 11-14-2018 /news/2018/november/14/tgen-one-health-collaborative-connects-human-health-to-the-environment/
How did a deadly tropical fungus get to the temperate environs of the Pacific Northwe... 01-17-2018 /news/2018/january/17/tgen-traces-spread-of-deadly-fungus-to-panama-canal/
Global dispersal of Cryptococcus fungus tied to continental drift 06-14-2017 /news/2017/june/14/global-dispersal-of-cryptococcus-fungus-tied-to-continental-drift/
TGen generates Soviet anthrax pathogen genome from autopsy specimens 09-07-2016 /news/2016/september/07/tgen-generates-soviet-anthrax-pathogen-genome-from-autopsy-specimens/
TGen investigates global fungal threat; finds six new species associated with bat evo... 06-01-2016 /news/2016/june/01/tgen-studies-threat-posed-by-fungus/
TGen tracks the origins and spread of potentially deadly Valley Fever 04-26-2016 /news/2016/april/26/tgen-tracks-spread-of-valley-fever/
TGen identifies 'hypervirulent' strain of strep outbreak in Arizona and the Southwest 03-18-2016 /news/2016/march/18/hypervirulent-strep-outbreak-identified-by-tgen/
TGen helps track down deadly infection 03-17-2016 /news/2016/march/17/tgen-traces-source-of-disease-outbreak/
Epidemic of Escherichia coli infections traced to one strain of bacteria 12-17-2013 /news/2013/december/17/tgen-led-team-discovers-origin-of-e-coli-epidemic/
Fungus responsible for 5 deaths in the wake of massive tornado 12-14-2012 /news/2012/december/14/fungus-responsible-for-5-deaths-in-the-wake-of-massive-tornado/
TGen-led study suggests origins of MRSA strain in food animals 02-22-2012 /news/2012/february/22/tgen-led-study/
TGen and DTU researchers track source of Haitian cholera outbreak 08-11-2011 /news/2011/august/11/tgen-and-dtu/
Deadly bacteria may mimic human proteins to evolve antibiotic resistance 06-01-2011 /news/2011/june/01/deadly-bacteria/