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UCLA/VA Partners with Biodesign Institute to Advance Biosensor Technology for Urinary Tract Infections

September 11, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   NIH award will help develop faster, more sensitive product to test for UTI’s Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center, GeneFluidics and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have received a five-year, $3.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help...

The Aye-Ayes Have it: The preservation of color vision in a creature of the night

September 3, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   A quest to gain a more complete picture of color vision evolution has led Biodesign Institute researcher Brian Verrelli to an up-close, genetic encounter with one of the world’s most rare and bizarre-looking primates. Verrelli and his ASU team have performed the first sweeping study of color vision in the aye-aye (pronounced "eye-eye"), a bushy-tailed, Madagascar native...

ASU, Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, host U.S. Representative Harry Mitchell to address Alzheimer’s disease burden

August 28, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   In a press conference hosted at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, United States Representative Harry E. Mitchell (Ariz. – D) made his formal announcement to join the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease. The press conference, held Aug. 28, was organized by the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium. “I believe the best way we can honor life is by investing in science...

Biodesign Institute Continues Efforts to Generate Faster and Cheaper Tools for Personalized Medicine

August 21, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has received new funding to continue in its development of novel DNA sequencing technologies to help usher in the era of personalized medicine. Looking ahead to a future in which each person’s genome can be sequenced as a routine part of medical research and health care, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI),...

High School Students Participate in Cutting-Edge Research at ASUs Biodesign Institute

August 6, 2007 | News

A group of researchers at ASU's Biodesign Institute recently presented findings from their work in areas including autism, cancer, renewable energy and diagnostic devices. It might have been a typical symposium except for one thing; the presenters were all high school students. The 26 Arizona students participated as paid interns for six weeks, each contributing to an actual research project ongoing at the institute. "We felt it was important for the students to work directly on a project as...

Biodesign Institute at ASU earns Arizona’s top rating from US Green Building Council

July 31, 2007 | News

Julie Kurth, Communication Manager (480) 727-9386 | julie.kurth@asu.edu   Award recognizes environmentally friendly construction and design The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has garnered the highest designation for environmentally friendly design and construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The platinum certification for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED ® ) was issued for Building B, which opened in 2006. This marks the...

Biodesign Institute Leads Innovative Project to Prevent Breast Cancers

July 8, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Nearly $9 million in awards from the Department of Defense and W. M. Keck Foundation ramp up ASU, Mayo Clinic collaboration to develop cancer vaccine Biodesign Institute researchers have received nearly $9 million in grants to develop a preventive vaccine against cancer. Stephen Albert Johnston, PhD, director of the institute’s Center for Innovations in Medicine, will...

Arntzen in the spotlight for national science policy, plant biology honors

July 4, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Biodesign Institute researcher Charles Arntzen has been doubly honored by the White House and the American Society of Plant Biologists for his leading role in science policy and lifetime contributions in research and teaching. Arntzen, a Regents’ Professor who also holds the ASU Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Chair in Plant Biology, has provided expertise and national...

Professors, ASU president contribute to new IP handbook

July 2, 2007 | News

A new book touted as a “must read” for anyone dealing with intellectual property includes chapters by Gary Marchant and Dennis Karjala, professors at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and by ASU President Michael Crow. The lead editor of the book was Anatole Krattiger of The Biodesign Institute at ASU. Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices offers current information and strategies for using the power of both...

Wang receives two honorary doctorates

July 2, 2007 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Joseph Wang, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors was awarded Honorary Professor Degrees from two European universities this June. Complutense University of Madrid (Spain’s largest university), and the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia recognized Wang’s lifetime contributions...