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The Virginia G. Piper Trust and the Flinn Foundation Launch a $45 million Initiative to Develop Personalized Diagnostics

October 16, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute team to lead an Arizona-based global effort to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs To meet the urgent health care need for earlier medical diagnoses and improved treatment strategies, two Arizona-based philanthropic...

KAET/Eight spotlights Biodesign research – Final segment airs Nov. 4

October 9, 2007 | News

Julie Kurth, Communication Manager (480) 727-9386 | julie.kurth@asu.edu   How can microscopic tools lead to new therapeutics and improvements to our quality of life? Learn about the promise that nanotechnology and synthetic biology hold this Sunday at 2 p.m. when KAET/Eight airs "Tools of the Trade," the last segment in a series called ASU Spotlight: The Biodesign Institute. Each of the four segments explores two research topics with an in-depth background report followed by a...

Salmonella-based vaccine project chosen as finalist for Governor’s Innovation Awards

October 8, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   A Biodesign Institute research initiative aimed at advancing global health through the development of new vaccines has been selected as a finalist for the annual Governor’s Council of Innovation Awards. The Governor’s award finalist in the category "Innovator of the Year Award for Academia," is in recognition of a project led by Roy Curtiss III, director of the...

BIO5 and Biodesign Institutes seek early detection of type 2 diabetes

October 2, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu A new team of researchers from The University of Arizona and Arizona State University is taking aim at the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States: adult-onset, or type 2 diabetes. The coalition’s goal is to learn how to predict who will develop the disease long before any symptoms appear. “Right now,” says Serrine Lau, professor at UA’s College of...

Biodesign Institute wins Valley’s top environmental excellence award

October 1, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University Building B won top honors in Valley Forward’s 27th annual Environmental Excellence Awards program. The Biodesign Institute was honored with the Presidents Award (best of show). The Biodesign Institute’s Building B also won a first-place Crescordia Award in the Buildings and Structures/Large Scale and Community Development...

Wang to lead two major research projects

September 25, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Joseph Wang, director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, will play a leading role in two major research projects aimed at improving the environment and enhancing national security efforts.  Wang, a professor with joint appointments in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will serve...

Space flight shown to alter ability of bacteria to cause disease

September 23, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Space flight has been shown to have a profound impact on human physiology as the body adapts to zero gravity environments. Now, a new study led by researchers from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has shown that the tiniest passengers flown in space—microbes—can be equally affected by space flight, making them more infectious pathogens. “Space...

Green Initiatives

September 20, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Among the Biodesign Institute’s large thematic areas is a focus on energy and the environment. Our commitment to sustainable initiatives reflects ASU’s leadership in this arena. Our facility was the first in Arizona to earn the top Platinum ranking for environmentally-friendly design and construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. Our research includes work in...

ASU Is a Leading Nanotech University: Survey

September 19, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu Arizona State University is ranked sixth overall and scored in the top 10 of three categories in this year’s Small Times magazine university rankings, a survey-based scorecard of micro- and nanotech research and commercialization. The survey includes peer nominations. ASU led the pack in commercialization, due in part to its number of microtechnology and microelectromechanical...

Biodesign postdocs work to improve collaboration, mentorship and career opportunities

September 18, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz is among a fifty-member-strong family of postdoctoral researchers, or postdocs, working at ASU’s Biodesign Institute to advance science while furthering their scientific careers. A postdoc position is taken after a student obtains a PhD in a field of science or engineering. Postdocs then work for a professor conducting research during what is...