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Biodesign startup OncoMyx Therapeutics, Inc. receives Fast Lane Award from AZBio

October 15, 2019 | News

The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) named OncoMyx Therapeutics, Inc.,  an Arizona State University Biodesign Institute startup, as a Fast Lane Company for 2019. Other Arizona companies to receive the distinction during Arizona Biosciences Week this year were Biosensing Instrument, Tempe, Arizona, and Gt Medical Technologies, Mesa, Arizona. The annual award recognizes Arizona bioscience companies that have arrived at significant milestones during the past 18 months. Impact...

Combining forces: Biophysicists study molecular effects of asthma drugs

October 11, 2019 | News

A research team from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases collaborated with colleagues from the U.S., Canada, France and Germany to determine the spatial structure of the CysLT1 receptor in a paper published in Science Advances (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax2518). Amongst these collaborators were three researchers from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery: Wei Liu, also an assistant professor in the...

ASU's Biodesign C receives top sustainability honor

October 9, 2019 | News

The Biodesign Institute C building on the Arizona State University Tempe campus recently earned LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The $120-million Biodesign C project is the fifth ASU building to receive a platinum certification, and second this year, along with the net zero energy Student Pavilion. A platinum ranking is the highest green building ranking under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

Arizona State University actors and scientists team up to increase climate change awareness

October 8, 2019 | News

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts teams up with Biodesign Institute on Thursday, November 14 in the Biodesign Institute auditorium to participate in an international movement, Climate Change Theater Action. Actors from Herberger’s Acting Concentration for Stage and Screen in the School of Film, Dance, and Theatre will offer three staged readings. Paired with the actors, graduate student scientists and researchers from Biodesign Institute will demonstrate...

What we can’t see can hurt us: Connecting the dots between breast cancer and food

October 7, 2019 | News

Odds are that someone in your immediate circle is dealing with breast cancer, given that it affects one in eight women in the United States. Simply being a woman is the single largest risk factor in developing breast cancer. Add age to that equation, specifically 50 and above, and the risk increases by 70%. Studies show possible links between certain chemicals called endocrine disruptors and the onset of breast cancer. We begin collecting these chemical stowaways in utero. As their...

Arizona Wellbeing Commons Conference 2019 rallies Arizona’s health care forces to tackle big issues

October 7, 2019 | News

With organizations the caliber of the Mayo Clinic, TGen, the Flinn Foundation, Arizona Bioindustry Association and the state’s universities, Arizona boasts a multitude of talented scientists, health professionals, life science entrepreneurs, nonprofits and government leaders committed to contributing to the quality of life in our state. Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate that outpaces the nation. Arizona’s public universities are seeing increases in bioscience research...

Discovery may expand cancer vaccine capabilities

October 2, 2019 | News

For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have pooled their energies into an often scoffed-at, high-risk, high-reward goal in medicine: to develop a universal vaccine to prevent cancer. The mind-set is simple, according to Johnston: Treat cancer just like an infectious disease. So when his team looked deep within tumors, their research gold was discovering 200,000 cancer neoantigens, the...

Beus CXFEL Lab dedication offers preview of future breakthroughs

October 1, 2019 | News

Researchers at Arizona State University are busy making preparations for a “first light” experiment — a pivotal moment that will lead to ASU becoming the birthplace of the compact X-ray free electron laser (CXFEL), anticipated to be the first of its kind in the world. The instrument, which will be capable of peering deep into soft tissues and viewing the dance of molecules, was dedicated to the donors who helped make it possible in a campus ceremony Thursday morning. Leo...

First-of-its-kind instrument enables one-of-a-kind student experience

October 1, 2019 | News

What’s better than spending a hot Arizona summer working in a cool basement? Spending a hot Arizona summer in a cool basement, building a scientific instrument expected to be the first of its kind in the world. Beneath the newly opened Biodesign Institute building C, five Arizona State University students put their education to work this summer, aiding in the first phase of the compact X-ray free electron laser (CXFEL), a miniaturized high-fidelity X-ray source. While most free electron...

Biodesign Institute launches partnership with China’s #1 biomedical research complex

September 29, 2019 | News

The world’s problems rarely respect national boundaries. Diseases like autism, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, infections cross populations, territories, genders and ethnicities. Today’s most formidable challenges require multidimensional, multidisciplinary and creative thinking and action. When it comes to innovation, Arizona State University casts a wide net from its metropolitan Phoenix home base. Partnerships form close to home, and throughout the far corners of the globe,...