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Biodesign Researcher Kumar Among Top Cited Computer Scientists in the World

October 10, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu October 11, 2005   Biodesign Institute researchers continue to shine among their scientific peers. Dr. Sudhir Kumar, director of the Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics in the Biodesign Institute at ASU, has recently joined the elite ranks for researcher with the most citations.  Kumar was the sixth-highest ranked researcher in the field of computer science...

Renowned scientist focuses discussion on essence of humanity

October 2, 2005 | News

Gretchen Dobosz, Public Relations (480) 727-0788 | gretchen.dobosz@asu.eduOctober 3, 2005 People have long debated what separates humans from other animal life forms. How different are we, really, and what accounts for these differences? Why is the chimpanzee, which shares 95 percent of our genetic code, an endangered species, while man enjoys tremendous control over world resources? Why has man sought novelty in the structures he inhabits, his modes of transportation, his food and his...

Two Engineering Students Earn Goldwater Scholarships

September 19, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   ASU students’ excellence in science and engineering has again been recognized nationally, with two outstanding students having been chosen to receive Goldwater Scholarships. Eric Anderson, a bioengineering sophomore, and Allison Engstrom, a materials science and engineering junior, were selected for the award. The $7,500 scholarship, which is the nation’s highest award...

Biodesign Institute Garners Top Honors for Environmental Excellence

September 12, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu At the annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards banquet on Friday, Sept. 9, the Biodesign Institute took home the top awards in the following two categories: Buildings and Structures: Office & Retail; awarded to Gould Evans, architects, for the Biodesign Institute, Building A Site Development & Landscape: Large Scale and Community Development; awarded to Ten...

Segway donation provides improved mobility

September 6, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu Gretchen Dobosz, Public Relations (480) 727-0788 | gretchen.dobosz@asu.edu   Thanks to a recent donation, faculty and students from the Biodesign Institute at ASU can save time traveling across campus using Segways, those individual human transport devices that mimic natural body mechanics for unusual maneuverability. A certified Segway safety trainer, left, shows...

Biodesign Institute and TGen Awarded Grants to Help Lessen Threat of Radiological Terrorist Event

September 5, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu Local entities net nearly $9 million in a multi-institutional effort to develop responses to “dirty bombs” and other threats The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Institute (TGen) have been awarded key roles in an effort to provide protection in the event of a radiological terrorist attack. The National Institute of Allergy and...

ASU researchers presentations shed light on multiple advances

August 29, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.eduJoe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.eduAugust 30, 2005 Four teams of Arizona State University researchers made presentations at the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, in Washington, D.C. The topics of the ASU presentations ranged from single molecule electronic devices to...

Biodesign Institute at ASU to Lead Development of HIV/AIDS Prevention Drug

August 11, 2005 | News

  Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have been tapped to lead development of plant-derived topical medications that would prevent HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases. A $7.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund a collaborative research center headed by Charles Arntzen, who co-directs the...

Biodesign Researcher Awarded $14.8 million to Develop New Pneumonia Vaccine for Newborns

August 8, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   TEMPE, Ariz. – ASU researcher Roy Curtiss has dedicated much of his career to finding effective vaccines that overcome geo-political barriers. Now, his dream is getting a booster shot. He is the recipient of a $14.8 million grant from the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative to develop a new pneumonia vaccine for newborns, funded primarily by the Bill &...

Biodesign Researcher Top Ranked Scientist for Engineering and Chemistry Citations

July 27, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Dr. Joseph Wang, director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors in the Biodesign Institute at ASU, has recently joined the elite ranks of researcher citations.  Wang was the top ranked researcher in the field of engineering (out of 5537 authors) and the seventh most cited in chemistry (out of a total of 5,977 authors) for research papers published over the last...