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Arizona experts fight to disrupt dementia

February 25, 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. (Feb. 25, 2019) – Arizona has the second-highest growth rate for Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Researchers, scientists and other community experts are working together to disrupt dementia and end Alzheimer’s disease before losing another generation. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell initiated Dementia Friendly Tempe in 2016 to help make the city a livable community for people with dementia and their care partners. Join experts as they highlight why there is hope now and...

ASU-UA-TGEN Startup Iluminos Licenses Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

April 25, 2018

Iluminos Therapeutics has licensed new compounds designed to treat neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s. Travis Dunckley, PhD, Assistant Research Professor at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center helped develop the new therapies with lead inventor, Christopher Hulme, PhD, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the UA Department of Pharmacy and Toxicology (formerly at Eli Lilly and Amgen)  and Arthur Shaw, post-doctoral research fellow at the time. The...

Discovery's Desert Home

September 18, 2017

  Editor's note: The following story was featured in the February 15 print edition of the journal Nature.  The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University was designed to foster multidisciplinary collaboration and solve the world’s great challenges. The results speak for themselves. William Graves came to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) determined to change the world. The physicist had spent the past 13 years at the Massachusetts Institute of...

ASU/Biodesign Researchers enter race for early Alzheimer’s test

August 24, 2017

According to Paul Coleman, an Alzheimer’s researcher at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC), one of the greatest difficulties plaguing efforts to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s is the enormous lag between the disease’s inception and the appearance of clinical symptoms. In a new study, Coleman and his colleagues demonstrate the promise of an early  blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. The results suggest that Alzheimer’s can be detected...

Biodesign C will help advance scientific frontiers

October 12, 2016

Arizona State University’s newest research building will be packed with the most advanced construction and technological gear of today. The science that goes on inside will find answers that benefit society every day after. Researchers will tackle the early detection and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, speed up drug discovery and explore new avenues in renewable energy. The third building in ASU’s Biodesign Institute complex, Biodesign C on the Tempe campus, will serve as home...

Biodesign wraps up successful academic year with major accolades, eye toward expansion

July 29, 2016

Valley weather perhaps can best be described simply as either heaven or hell. Now, with the truly Sun Devilish, summer cauldron upon us, most central Arizonans ----ASU faculty and staff included---have an eye toward fleeing the iconic saguaro-dotted Sonoran desert landscape for vacation ----and preferably, a welcome respite in cooler climates. But summer also represents an increasingly brief time to catch a breath in academia, with the turning of the calendar in July to a new fiscal year and...

Arizona State University and Banner Health launch major effort to fight neurodegenerative diseases

June 10, 2015

Tempe, Arizona – Arizona State University and Banner Health today announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The partnership between Arizona State University (ASU), one of the nation’s largest public research universities, and Phoenix-based Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, includes the launch of a new Arizona State...

Arizona leaders share latest Alzheimer's research advancements

May 20, 2015

More than 200 participants gathered last week at Arizona State University’s Old Main to share the latest clinical research discoveries and advancements at the 2015 Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium’s Annual Scientific Conference. “This is an incredibly important group gathering here today working on Alzheimer’s,” said William Petuskey, associate vice president and professor in the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development at Arizona State University. “The devastating effects of...

Exceptional ASU faculty members honored as University Professors

December 17, 2014

  Five of Arizona State University’s faculty members were appointed University Professors in a ceremony hosted by ASU President Michael M. Crow and Provost Robert E. Page, Jr., and attended by Patrick Kenney, George Justice and Ferran Garcia-Pichel, the deans of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “Our University Professors are groundbreaking leaders in their creative art or science,” Crow said. “They represent the world-class minds that choose ASU as the place to...

Finding Funds Fast: ASU Researchers Secure $3.9 Million in New Grants to Help those with Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurological Disorders

December 14, 2004

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   TEMPE, Ariz. –Ranu Jung and James Abbas are on a roll. The ASU researchers recently secured four grants totaling $3.9 million to advance efforts to repair or replace lost function for people with spinal cord injury or other neurological disorders. Jung and Abbas co-direct the Center for Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Engineering at ASU's Biodesign...