April 16, 2014

Life Science


Hiking in a riparian wonderland: ASU faculty, students share love of nature

Dozens of adults and children explored a diverse Arizona ecosystem with ASU's School of Life Sciences faculty during the school's annual SOLS Takes a Hike.


New study shows arid lands absorb large amount of atmospheric carbon

A national team of researchers, including an ASU scientist, has discovered that arid lands take up an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere.


ASU life sciences student wins Goldwater Scholarship for excellence in research

Thanks to an undergraduate career full of research and success, biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology junior Ryan Muller has been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, a national award for students in the fields of science, math and engineering.


ASU alum says undergrad years were good preparation for medical school

Alumnus Jessica Burns says her experience at ASU was the perfect preparation for medical school.


'Active learning' workshop aims to strengthen faculty teaching skills

Professors are learning how to teach science, technology, engineering and math in a new "active learning" workshop at ASU.


ASU life sciences hike lets community explore Ariz. ecosystems

Learn about wildlife such as birds, insects, reptiles and mammals during ASU's School of Life Sciences 9th annual “SOLS Takes a Hike” event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 5.


ASU life sciences students 'open the minds' of local middle-schoolers

A group of neuroscience grad students are reaching out to grade schools to encourage students to get involved in science.


Artificial leaf jumps developmental hurdle

ASU scientists report advances toward perfecting the design of a functional artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert water cheaply and efficiently into hydrogen and oxygen.


Of mice and men: fine-tuning salmonella-based vaccines

In a new study, lead author Karen Brenneman and her colleagues at ASU's Biodesign Institute propose an improved method of screening salmonella vaccines in small animal studies and enhancing their effectiveness in humans.


Presence of humans, urban landscapes increase illness in songbirds

For the first time, scientists have found a direct link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence and severity of two distinct parasites in wild house finches.

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