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Biodesign Institute Builds Team Focused on Energy Impairment Diseases

September 10, 2006 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has recruited Sidney Hecht, PhD, to co-direct its new Center for BioEnergetics. A respected leader in biological chemistry and drug design, Hecht played a key role in the development of Hycamtin, a drug used to treat ovarian and lung cancer, as well as in the study of the mechanism of the antitumor agent bleomycin. He is now...

Microscopic Passengers To Hitch Ride On Space Shuttle

August 22, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   When space shuttle Atlantis rockets into space at the next available launch window, it will take along three kinds of microbes so scientists can study how their genetic responses and their ability to cause disease change. The ‘Microbe’ experiment, part of the STS-115 space shuttle mission, will study three common microorganisms -- Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas...

ASU Joins Collaboration to Accelerate HIV Vaccine Development

August 9, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu New international research consortium goal: A pox on HIV Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute will embark on an international collaboration with Switzerland’s Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in an effort to ramp up the production pipeline of new candidate HIV vaccines for clinical trials. It has been 25 years since the first cases of AIDS, the acquired...

Biodesign's Arntzen Wins Centennial Award for Plant Research

August 8, 2006 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu ASU researcher Charles Arnzten, co-director of the Biodesign Institute‘s Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, has been honored with a Centennial Award from the Botanical Society of America in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of the plant sciences. The BSA was formally established in 1906 and has been a bastion of support for the plant sciences...

Biodesign Institute, Banner Good Samaritan Help People Living with Spinal Cord Injury

August 8, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu A Collaboration between the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and the Clinical Neurobiology & Bioengineering Research Center (CNBRC) at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center will seek to assist people with spinal cord injuries to exercise, stand and possibly prevent the onset of chronic disease such as diabetes due to inactivity. James Abbas, PhD, a researcher with the...

Biodesign's Ranu Jung Elected President of the Organization for Computational Neuroscience

August 8, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu Ranu Jung, co-director of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems at ASU‘s Biodesign Institute and an associate professor in the Harrington Department of Bioengineering, is the new president of the international Organization for Computational Neurosciences. Jung was elected to a three-year term at this summer’s 15th annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting in Edinburgh,...

ASU's Biodesign Institute Director Awarded 2006 Albert Einstein Award

July 18, 2006 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   George Poste, director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, was awarded the Albert Einstein Award, presented in Jerusalem on June 27 during the Third Annual Life Science Mission to Israel by the Global Business Leadership Council. The award recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in advancing human health worldwide....

How Plants Avoid Feeling the Burn

June 22, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Photoprotective effect measured for the first time at single biomolecule level Too much sun – for plants as well as people – can be harmful to long-term health. But to avoid the botanical equivalent of “lobster tans,” plants have developed an intricate internal defense mechanism, called photoprotection, which acts like sunscreen to ward off the sun’s harmful...

Exploring Science's Sweet Spot

June 11, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Biodesign Institute Hosts Leaders for Glycobiology Symposium The Biodesign Institute's Center for Glycosciences and Technology, directed by Lokesh Joshi (second row from bottom, far right), hosted the “Interdisciplinary Translational Glycobiology Symposium.” Recently, the Biodesign Institute at ASU hosted a two-day gathering of international experts focused on a...

National Science Foundation Awards $900,000 Grant for Innovating Biotechnology Education

June 4, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu ASU, Mesa Community College, and Mesa Public Schools partner for bioscience workforce development program Tempe, Ariz-May 30, 2006 ASU’s Biodesign Institute and Polytechnic campus, Mesa Community College (MCC) and Mesa Public Schools (MPS) have been awarded a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in response to future workforce needs in the biosciences...