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.
Research team develops quick way to determine bacteria's antibiotic resistance
Bacteria's ability to become resistant to antibiotics is a growing issue in health care: Resistant strains result in prolonged illnesses and higher mortality rates.
Nurture, not physical environment, explains human behavior
For more than a century, scientists have debated why people in different parts of the world eat different foods, follow different social norms and believe in different origin stories.
Team finds weather extremes harmful to grasslands
Fluctuations in extreme weather events, such as heavy rains and droughts, are affecting ecosystems in unexpected ways—creating "winners and losers" among plant species that humans depend upon for food.
Researchers find mass killings, school shootings are contagious
Mass killings and school shootings in the U.S. appear to be contagious, according to a team of scientists from Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University.
Engineers create stretchable batteries
Origami, the centuries-old Japanese paper-folding art, has inspired recent designs for flexible energy-storage technology. But energy-storage device architecture based on origami patterns has so far been able to yield batteries ...
Did dinosaurs enjoy Grand Canyon views? Definitely not, say researchers
Did dinosaurs roam the Grand Canyon? Well, the answer depends on whom you talk to. And how old they believe the majestic canyon to be.
Research findings point way to designing crack-resistant metals
Potential solutions to big problems continue to arise from research that is revealing how materials behave at the smallest scales.
Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions
We've long known that beneath the scenic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park sleeps a supervolcano with a giant chamber of hot, partly molten rock below it.
Faster, portable microbial analysis in the field
Until recently, it took hours – sometimes days – to analyze biological samples after they were frozen in the field and brought back to the laboratory. But now there is a faster, cheaper and smaller way for researchers ...
Study shows novel pattern of electrical charge movement through DNA
Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport.