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.
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.
Scientists take steps to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth
ASU scientists, together with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, have published today, in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, a first of its kind atomic level look at the enzyme telomerase ...
Managing specialized microbes to clean stubborn chemicals from the environment
(Phys.org) —Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions, but they also have a dark side. Once their use life has ended, such agents often become environmental contaminants, sometimes resistant to ...
Study links urbanization and future heat-related mortality
Phoenix stands at a parched crossroads. Global scale climate change is forecast to bring hotter summers and more extreme heat to the Valley, but regional urbanization also will impact temperatures experienced by residents.
Professors, students go behind bars to improve inmate outcomes
How does visitation help or hurt people who are in prison?
Cutting cancer to pieces: New research on bleomycin
A variety of cancers are treated with the anti-tumor agent bleomycin, though its disease-fighting properties remain poorly understood. In a new study, lead author Basab Roy—a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign ...
Switched-on bacteria: New RNA regulatory system found in salmonella
(Phys.org) —Disease-causing bacteria possess elaborate defensive arsenals used to withstand the body's best efforts to annihilate them. Salmonella, causative agent of food-borne illness, is one such pathogen, displaying ...
Is truth stranger than fiction? Yes, especially for science fiction
From warp drives to hyperspace, science fiction has continuously borrowed from, and sometimes anticipated, the state of the art in scientific progress. This has resulted in the perception that science and science fiction ...
'Big data' reveals human interests, behavior
(Phys.org) —Information technology advances are leading to ever-growing accumulations of "big data," making it feasible to quantify more things long thought immeasurable.
Exploring environmental impacts of solar technologies
Even technologies promoted for good environmental reasons can sometimes have unforeseen negative consequences.