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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...

ASU professor creates novel technique to identify DNA mutations

April 26, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   A new method to identify DNA mutations may shepherd in an era of small, portable, electronic devices for the rapid screening and identification of genes that harbor disease. Joseph Wang, director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors at the Biodesign Institute at ASU, led a team that successfully merged efforts in the fields of biosensors, electronics, and...

Biodesign Institute Leadership Honored by Arizona BioIndustry Association

March 31, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu April 1, 2005   George Poste, Director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, was named Bioscience Leader of the Year by the Arizona BioIndustry Association. The award was presented March 29 at a dinner held in conjuction with Arizona Bio Expo 2005, a two-day conference in Phoenix devoted to furthering the state's emerging biotech industry. Poste was...

ASU Strengthens its Research Capabilities in the War against Cancer

March 20, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   Despite tangible progress in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the toll from this devastating disease remains unacceptably high. Understanding the genetic changes that are the root cause of the abnormal and dangerous behavior of cancer cells is now center stage in the fight against cancer. The quest is to detect cancers before metastatic spread occurs, to find new...

The Biodesign Institute at ASU Appoints Stephen Johnston to Lead Center for Innovations in Medicine

March 20, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   While many cancer research programs focus heavily on specific types of the disease, Stephen Albert Johnston hopes to find a universal cure that will be effective against virtually any type of cancer.  Johnston, a preeminent scientist whose work spans a broad range of genetic and medical research, has been recruited to head a new Center for Innovations in Medicine...

ASU Biodesign Institute Researcher Works Both Sides of the Atlantic to Bring Better Health to Poor Countries

March 15, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.eduMarch 16, 2005 In his quest to help bring vaccines and knowledge to poor regions across the globe, ASU research professor Richard Mahoney recently took on a second job. This one just happens to be 5,300 miles from his Arizona home. Mahoney is currently serving as interim CEO for an international organization located in Oxford, England in the United Kingdom. The Centre for Management...
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