University of Arizona

University of Arizona

A new study published yesterday by scientists at the University of Arizona shows antibodies to the coronavirus disease last for at least five months after infection. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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Scientists at the University of Arizona say the virus that causes COVID-19 may have a surprising ability to relieve pain. Laboratory experiments with rodents show when the virus enters the body by binding to a gateway protein called neuropilin, it blocks the first step in the pathway that causes pain. That might explain why so many people diagnosed with COVID-19 don’t feel any symptoms. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Dr. Rajesh Khanna about his findings, published last week in the journal PAIN.

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The University of Arizona announced that a two-week shelter-in-place recommendation intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 is set to expire Tuesday.


Northern Arizona University officials have confirmed at least 96 cases of COVID-19 among students in the last week. It follows the start of in-person classes and comes a month after about 7,000 students began moving back onto the campus. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of an antibody test developed by researchers at the University of Arizona.