October 04, 2015

Bioscience / Biotech


ASU professor named 'most creative person' by Fast Company for Ebola drug research

ASU researcher Charles Arntzen has been chosen as the No. 1 honoree among Fast Company's annual "100 Most Creative People in Business" for his leadership role in developing ZMapp, a therapeutic produced in tobacco to fight Ebola.


ASU programs help teachers develop next generation of engaged citizens

Two Arizona State University programs at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College have recently won multiple awards for their groundbreaking work impacting sustainability education and community engagement.


Key blood-pressure drug seen in startling new detail

A new Arizona State University research study has revealed the fine details of how an experimental drug works to regulate blood pressure, paving the way to the development of better drugs.


ASU researchers license technology to measure glucose in saliva, a potential boon for diabetics

ASU engineering professor Jeffrey La Belle's use of biomarkers in saliva could replace current tests that require individuals with Type II diabetes to draw blood samples each day.


Evolution of blood cancer subject of ASU professor's research

In new research, ASU researcher Carlo Maley and his colleagues describe compulsive evolution and dramatic genetic diversity in cells belonging to one of the most treatment-resistant and lethal forms of blood cancer: acute myeloid leukemia.


Study reveals novel technique for handling molecules

ASU researcher Ximin He and her colleagues have described a method capable of mimicking nature's ability to sort, capture, transport and release molecules.


ASU hosts inaugural meeting for evolutionary medicine experts

Arizona State University will host a premiere opportunity to engage and mingle with luminaries in the burgeoning field of evolutionary medicine as it hosts the inaugural International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health Meeting, March 19-21.


ASU researchers search for telltale signs of ovarian cancer

Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute are working toward the development of biomarkers – blood-borne signals that can reveal the presence of diseases like cancer before a patient displays any outward symptoms.


Launch of ASU center prompts discussion of nature as source for sustainable ideas

Arizona State University's Biomimicry Center will facilitate research, education and practice initiatives that build on nature’s successes to meet sustainability challenges.


ASU student develops sensing technology for visually, hearing impaired

ASU graduate Shantanu Bala, who developed a new technology while at ASU, is helping people with visual and hearing disabilities know what they can't sense.

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