April 19, 2015

Life Science


Neuroscience symposium creates collaboration opportunities

Last week Arizona State University's neuroscience community came together for a research symposium, giving more than 100 scientists an opportunity to share their knowledge with each other.


Visiting author links bees, environment and human communication

Mark Winston, a nationally renowned scientist, educator and author of “Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive,” comes to Arizona State University Jan. 28-29 with two special events for the public.


ASU-Mayo seed grant addresses irritable bowel syndrome

ASU and Mayo Clinic researchers are joining forces for a groundbreaking study focusing on a disorder that affects roughly one in six Americans.


Research | News coverage | Life Science:  ASU research reveals why 'pika' extermination in China is a bad idea

For more than 50 years, authorities in China have tried to eliminate a mouse-like creature called the "pika" due to a belief that the animal damages grasslands.


Creating a treatment for cocaine addiction

Unlike other drug addictions, there are no pharmacological treatments for cocaine dependence. According to Arizona State University School of Life Sciences professor Janet Neisewander, it's because cocaine addiction is tricky.


Environment | News coverage | Life Science:  ASU professor speaks on mitigating urban greenhouse gas emissions

Arizona State University associate professor Kevin Gurney presented information on how cities can help mitigate urban greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Climate Conference in the Peruvian capital of Lima.


ASU students raise AIDS awareness through art

The ASU Chapter of HEAL International hosted "Paint for Peace" Dec. 1. The event is designed to engage students, raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.


News coverage | Life Science:  Should extinct species stay extinct?

In an article published in Slate magazine’s Future Tense, Arizona State University’s Ben Minteer writes that de-extinction is not a conservation strategy and does not reflect a sound conservation ethic.


ASU undergrad recognized for research on infectious diseases

Charis Royal may be an undergraduate, but she is already conducting research that could lead to improvements in disease detection and emergency response to pandemics.


Age matters: Young larvae boost pollination activity in bees

A new study shows that adult bees foraging for food use the changing pheromone signals of the young to adjust what nutritional resources they collect.

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