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Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) Hosts the ASU Tech Forum for the Investment Community

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), the technology venturing arm of Arizona State University , held its first technology forum for investors on Feb. 12 and 13, 2009. In hosting the event with ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, AzTE collaborated with its tech tran...

Forensic science conference to be hosted by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU

The Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will host an international conference on April 3-4, 2009, in Tempe, Ariz., on the future of forensic science, with special attention to the highly anticipated report of th...

New Survey Demonstrates Increased Awareness of the Dangers of Meth Use

...a demonstrates the ARIZONA METH PROJECT is making progress in changing teens' attitudes toward meth," said Dr. Judy Krysik, associate professor in the asu College of Public Programs School of Social Work. "Teens report the Project's ads are not only impactful and informative, but make them less likely to...

Drugstore in the dirt

... healing clays under a two-year, $440,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Her asu colleague Shelley Haydel is lending her expertise in clinical medicine to perform the microbiological research. For thousands of years, people have...

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch molecular diagnostics initiative

...established that taps expertise at both TGen and the Biodesign Institute at asu in robotics, protein analysis and computing. Hartwells involvement prov...ts and the public in general will enjoy greater overall health outcomes. asu President Michael Crow added that this endeavor promises to become a shinin...

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch

...established that taps expertise at both TGen and the Biodesign Institute at asu in robotics, protein analysis and computing. Hartwells involvement prov...ts and the public in general will enjoy greater overall health outcomes. asu President Michael Crow added that this endeavor promises to become a shinin...

The aye-ayes have it: The preservation of color vision in a creature of the night

...titute researcher Brian Verrelli to an up-close, genetic encounter with one of the worlds most rare and bizarre-looking primates. Verrelli and his asu team have performed the first sweeping study of color vision in the aye-aye (pronounced eye-eye), a bushy-tailed, Madagascar native primate with a uni...

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ASU in Biological News

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

TEMPE, Ariz. Six Arizona State University faculty members have earned Faculty Early Career Development (Career) awards for 2009 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Career program is a NSF-wide activity that is one of the most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exem...

TGen and ASU researchers find drug that could reduce risk of Alzheimer's

PHOENIX, Ariz. Feb. 2, 2009 A drug used to improve blood flow to the brain also could help improve learning and memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study released today by investigators at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Arizona State Un...

Eight ASU faculty elected as AAAS Fellows

TEMPE, Ariz. Eight Arizona State University faculty members are among the 486 newly elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a prestigious international scientific society. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. Brad Allenby, Richard C...

NASA picks ASU research team to guide study of search for life

TEMPE, Ariz. Humans have long pondered the possibility that life exists beyond Earth. The quest for habitable worlds has focused on searching for water, but "following the water" turns out to be too general a criterion. The list of planets and satellites that possess liquid water is growing faste...

Managing uncertainty important in ecological balance: ASU researcher

BOSTON -- The balance of nature looms prominently in the public mind these days. Climate change, genetically modified plants and animals, and globally declining fish stocks are but a few of the issues that remind us that ours is a fragile world. Or is it? It depends on whom you ask, says Ann K...

UCLA/VA partners with ASU to advance biosensor technology for urinary tract infections

Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, GeneFluidics Inc. and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have received a five-year, $3.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health to help rapidly d...

Does God answer prayer? ASU research says 'yes'

Does God or some other type of transcendent entity answer prayer? The answer, according to a new Arizona State University study published in the March journal Research on Social Work Practice, is “yes.?David R. Hodge, an assistant professor of social work in the College of Human Services at Arizo...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...single protein or virus. He and colleagues Bruce Doak and Uwe Weierstall of asu designed a nozzle that can fire liquid droplets, each less than a millionth... billion times brighter than any ever created in a light source before. asu postdoc Dan DePonte did most of the hard work and refinement needed to real...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

...ploring that diversity. We are surrounded by such an exuberance of species diversity that we too often take it for granted," says Wheeler, who also is asu vice president, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and a professor in the School of Life Sciences. The annual top 10 new species ann...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

...ploring that diversity. We are surrounded by such an exuberance of species diversity that we too often take it for granted," says Wheeler, who also is asu vice president, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and a professor in the School of Life Sciences. The annual top 10 new species ann...

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ASU in Biological Technology

Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

...the report include professor Martin Hill, who leads the Eindhoven team, and asu team leader Cun-Zheng Ning, a professor in the School of Electrical, Comput... a semiconductor laser for communications devices. The research teams at asu and Eindhoven are showing there are ways around this supposed limit, Ning s...

Quantum dots and nanomaterials: Ingredients for better lighting and more reliable power

...ting more than $3.7 million through grants to help fund the research led by asu engineering professor Ghassan Jabbour. Jabbour's work focuses on the use...s project already has brought a small company to open new operations at the asu Research Park. Given the increasing interest in solar energy and the means ...

State-of-the-art electron microscope promises to aid major research advances

...cant increase in revenue that can be generated for asu from new research grants and fees paid for use of ...nger term, Newman said, "having this microscope at asu will increase the amount and raise the quality of the research that is done here by asu researchers and others from throughout the country...

Using living cells as nanotechnology factories

...Yan and his fellow researchers, Chenxiang Lin, Sherri Rinker and Yan Liu at asu and their collaborators Ned Seeman and Xing Wang at New York University wen...ogy. To copy these branched DNA nanostructures inside a living cell, the asu and NYU research team first shipped the cargo inside a bacteria cell. They ...

Parallel 'nano-soldering' technique chosen for year's top-50 by Nanotech Briefs

...ntist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The overall work was led by former asu School of Materials student Sarang Ingole, an advisee of Picraux. It was part of an asu User Proposal with CINT titled "Doped SiGe Nanowires for Functional Nanodev...

Forward step in forecasting global warming

... by Crozier, Anderson and Duncan Alexander, a former postdoctoral fellow at asu in the area of electron microscopy, and the paper's lead author. So-ca...positive radiative forcing) or cooling (negative radiative forcing). The asu researchers say the effect of brown carbon is complex because it both cools...

Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team

...he collaborated with the National Cancer Institute in synthesizing and performing studies for potential cancer treatment drugs. Prior to his tenure at asu he researched, developed and manufactured pharmaceutical drugs for a private pharmaceutical company. Dr. Burkett received a B.S. in Chemistry from Mis...

Nanotechnology innovation may revolutionize gene detection in a single cell

...ule of life into a variety of nanostructures with a broad range of applications from human health to nanoelectronics. Yan led an interdisciplinary asu team to develop a way to use structural DNA nanotechnology to target the chemical messengers of genes, called RNA. The team included: lead author...

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