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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...

Biodesign Researcher Does Double Duty

July 6, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu July 7, 2005   Mark Richards didn't want to choose between serving his country and helping to develop new ways to diagnose disease and monitor health. So, he's doing both. In October 2004, Richards was called into military service as a member of the Arizona Army National Guard, and was deployed January 10, 2005 for a one year active tour of duty. He is stationed at...

Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative selects 43 groundbreaking research projects for more than $436 million in funding

June 27, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, a major effort to achieve scientific breakthroughs against diseases that kill millions of people each year in the world’s poorest countries, is offering 43 grants totaling $436.6 million for a broad range of innovative research projects involving scientists in 33 countries. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to create...

Reaves earns prestigious Homeland Security honors

June 4, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   The Department of Homeland Security has honored ASU undergraduate Marshall Reaves and graduate student Brent Satterfield with prestigious DHS education awards. The awards support students who are pursuing innovations that can advance national security interests. Reaves, a 20-year-old originally from Oklahoma City, recently finished his sophomore year at ASU. Besides...

Dow AgroSciences, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University Collaborate in Advancing Plant-Made Vaccine Platform

May 4, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   INDIANAPOLIS, IND. and TEMPE, Ariz. – Dow AgroSciences LLC announced today that it has entered into a two-year research and collaboration agreement with the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU). The collaboration will bring forward plant-made technology advancements to create plant-made vaccines for the animal health industry. Terms of the agreement...

ASU Researchers Team with Kinetic Muscles, Inc. to Develop Robotic Arm

April 27, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   TEMPE, Ariz.--- Arizona State University researchers and Tempe-based Kinetic Muscles, Inc., have developed a robotic arm to help stroke survivors regain the ability to perform basic tasks, such as reaching for objects or feeding themselves. The rehabilitative device aids in task-oriented repetitive therapy, and the hope is that it will provide a cost-effective...