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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...

Biostatistics Expert joins Center for Innovations in Medicine

May 31, 2006 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   Phillip Stafford, PhD Research Faculty, Center for Innovations in Medicine Academic Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Life Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Credentials PhD, 1999, Washington University The Center for Innovations in Medicine welcomes Phillip Stafford, PhD. Dr. Stafford is a biostatistics expert, advancing understanding of living...

Arizona State University Hosts “Genomes, Evolution, and Bioinformatics” Conference

May 17, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu May 18, 2006   Arizona State University will serve as the host institution for the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) from May 24-28. The “Genomes, Evolution, and Bioinformatics” (GEB2006) conference will be the premier opportunity for researchers around the globe to exchange ideas and research results from a diverse array of...

National Science Foundation Bestows Biodesign Institute researcher with Prestigious CAREER Award for Young Investigators

May 8, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   The twisting, ladder-like structure of DNA is one the most recognizable icons in all of biology. Now, Biodesign Institute researcher Hao Yan is becoming a virtual Frank Lloyd Wright of DNA architecture, fashioning nature’s molecule of life as a buttress to further advances in nanotechnology aimed at improving human health. “We are starting with an idea and structure...

Biodesign Researchers Make Strides Toward Gene Vaccine aimed at Alzheimer's Disease

May 8, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu A gene vaccine that prevents buildup of a specific protein in the brain may spell progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the accumulation in the brain of the protein amyloid-beta 42. Scientists at the Biodesign Institute at ASU are partners in research that found that mice vaccinated with the gene responsible for amyloid-beta 42...

Biodesign Institute Participates in First-of-its-Kind “Coyote” Disaster Preparedness Drill

May 4, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu Rapid response technologies for bioterrorism and “dirty bomb” scenarios A full year in planning, the first Coyote Crisis Campaign (CCC) culminated in a large-scale disaster drill during the week of April 24-28, 2006. The Biodesign Institute at ASU was among the participants facilitating emergency response coordination during a mass casualty crisis scenario. Nationally, the...

Biodesign Institute boosts state bioscience research capacity with facility expansion

April 2, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Amidst a packed house of political dignitaries, researchers and bioindustry representatives, the second phase of the Biodesign Institute was officially dedicated March 21. The event paid tribute to the foresight of the 2003 Arizona Legislature, which passed an appropriations bill that funded this phase of the institute’s development. At the event, ASU President Michael...

ASU's Wang Wins American Chemistry Society's Electrochemist of the Year Award

April 2, 2006 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu Joseph Wang, director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors in the Biodesign Institute at ASU, is the 2006 recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry Cole Parmer Award in Electrochemistry. "This ACS award adds to many well-deserved honors that Joe Wang has received in recognition of his research excellence," said George Poste, director of...