Arizona State University, (ASU) was founded in 1885 as a public university. Today, ASU has the single largest student body in the USA with over 67,000 undergraduate and graduate students. ASU is rated by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning as a “very high research activity” university. ASU has campuses in downtown Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona. ASU recently opened the Biodesign Institute in Tempe for the purposes of expanding its biotechnology research capabilities. Noteworthy colleges at ASU include the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, School of Sustainability, College of Technology and Design and international institutes in collaboration with labs located in foreign countires.
Arthropod 'family tree' gets bigger through evolution studies
Would you be just as comfortable nibbling on a cricket or cockroach as you would be eating a crab?
New mechanism unlocked for evolution of green fluorescent protein
A primary challenge in the biosciences is to understand the way major evolutionary changes in nature are accomplished. Sometimes the route turns out to be very simple. An example of such simplicity is provided ...
A sustainable city is one that you love
Imagine walking through downtown Phoenix on a warm fall afternoon. Palm trees frame the clear blue sky as you pass brightly painted murals on the sides of buildings. The light rail passes with a friendly ...
Quest to unravel mysteries of our gene network
There are roughly 27,000 genes in the human body, all but a relative few of them connected through an intricate and complex network that plays a dominant role in shaping our physiological structure and functions.
Probing bacterial resistance to a class of natural antibiotics
Antimicrobial peptides are a distinctive class of potent, broad-spectrum antibiotics produced by the body's innate immune system—the first line of defense against disease-causing microbes.
Study finds varied fish response to unexpected droughts
When faced with sudden environmental change, some species fare more favorably than others.
New energy innovation report highlights central role of emerging economies
Innovation in clean energy technologies is a truly global phenomenon, and the most active efforts to develop next-generation technologies are in rapidly industrializing countries, where energy demand is high ...
New study finds companies' campaign donations linked to lower tax rates
Many politicians will tell you that donating to their campaigns does not affect the way they vote or design laws.
Transit-oriented development helps cities ease off the gas
Like a teenager lobbying for the car keys, Phoenix came of age in the era of the automobile. The area's explosive growth in the mid-20th century reflected America's similarly growing love affair with cars.
ASU joins pathbreaking radio telescope project to study early universe
Arizona State University has joined with 14 other institutions in Australia, India, New Zealand and the United States in a radio telescope project that focuses on the early universe and the birth and formation ...
Beyond human: Exploring transhumanism
What do pacemakers, prosthetic limbs, Iron Man and flu vaccines all have in common? They are examples of an old idea that's been gaining in significance in the last several decades: transhumanism. The word ...
Researchers move ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology a step closer to reality
A team of scientists from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice ...
Asteroid impacts on Earth make structurally bizarre diamonds
(Phys.org) —Scientists have argued for half a century about the existence of a form of diamond called lonsdaleite, which is associated with impacts by meteorites and asteroids. A group of scientists based ...
Researchers explore future of 'postdigital' textbook
An interdisciplinary team at Arizona State University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program to conduct research on the future ...
Age matters: Young larvae boost pollen foraging in honey bees
Toddlers and tweens have very different needs, which influence how parents provide for them. The same is true in honey bees, but instead of communicating their needs via language, honey bee larvae emit chemical ...