May 25, 2015

Life Science


Research | News coverage | Life Science:  'Survival of the fittest' may take a back seat to wealth, power

The Washington Post has reported on a study, led by ASU researchers, where geneticists have discovered a "bottleneck," or decrease in genetic diversity in the male lineage about 4,000 to 8,000 years ago.


News coverage | Life Science:  ASU researcher calls for citizen participation in discussions on the future of human genetic engineering

In an article appearing in The Guardian, ASU School of Life Sciences assistant professor Benjamin Hurlbut and two colleagues are calling for additional actions pertaining to the possible implementation of genetic engineering.


Life sciences professor receives outstanding mentor award

The ASU Faculty Women's Association presented School of Life Sciences professor Jon Harrison with its Outstanding Faculty Mentorship award to recognize his outstanding support and guidance of students – particularly women and underrepresented groups.


Explore the outdoors with ASU scientists

Enjoy beautiful morning nature walks and get an up-close experience with Arizona's diverse flora and fauna from our wildlife and life sciences experts on April 18 during ASU Explores Outdoors.


Urban ecologists at ASU seek to understand human-nature dynamic

Ecologists don't just work in the wilderness. Urban ecologists at ASU's CAP LTER are helping us to understand how humans and nature interact in the city, and to maximize the benefits we get from our environment.


Researchers discover wealth, power may have played stronger role than 'survival of the fittest'

Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages 4,000 to 8,000 years ago – likely the result of the accumulation of material wealth.


ASU life sciences professor receives research achievement award

Arizona State University's Alumni Association has presented professor James Elser with the 2015 Founders’ Day Faculty Achievement Research Award.


Learning from extinction: new insights on controlling cancer

ASU researcher Carlo Maley brings a paleontological view of species extinction to bear on the challenges involved in driving populations of cancer cells to annihilation.


ASU team finishes strong in student rangeland competitions

A team of seven applied biological sciences majors at Arizona State University excelled in multiple events at the 2015 student competitions held as part of the Society for Range Management annual meeting in Sacramento, California.


Research | News coverage | Life Science:  Arthropod 'family tree' gets bigger through evolution studies

While insects and crustaceans have long been considered by scientists to be separate branches of the arthropod "family tree," ASU School of Life Sciences researcher and professor Jon Harrison reports that new findings show they actually belong together.

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