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Spotlight: Infectious disease

New study explores role of key protein in regulating infection by salmonella

Infectious diseases continue to ravage human society and remain a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. Improving therapies to treat these afflictions will require a better understanding of the intricate dance between infectious pathogens and the human cells they infect.

ASU Researchers solve a Lyme disease mystery

Researchers from the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery advance the race for new therapeutics.

ASU teams up with Phoenix Children’s and Valleywise Health to study vaccine effectiveness vs. influenza, COVID-19

Project builds on the ongoing, year-to-year efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate how well influenza vaccines perform across populations and under a range of conditions.

Biodesign in the news

What causes Alzheimer’s? Genes, environment and lifestyle play roles

In this guide, learn about the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that scientists think may interact to contribute to the development of this memory-robbing disease.

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Are there ticks in Arizona? Here’s what to know about these nasty biters

Are you removing ticks correctly? Here’s everything you need to know about ticks and how you can combat Lyme disease.

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VIDEO: Can research in space help treat infectious diseases on Earth?

Cheryl A. Nickerson, PhD, professor at the Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics, explains the benefits of microbiological research in space.

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Virginia Tech, Michelin, Arizona State partner to improve efficiency of tire retread

A team has been selected by the REMADE Institute and Virginia Tech to receive $1.5 million for enhancements in the efficiencies of tire retreading.

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