Breaking the (iron) law

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Breaking the (iron) law

In a new interdisciplinary study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers report evidence for breaking an "iron law" of electrocatalysis.

Lost in the moss: ASU scientists answer key questions regarding photosynthesis evolution

A team of scientists from Arizona State University has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic supercomplex

New technology fused with photosynthetic life offers path to green energy

The quest for sustainable energy has become a central challenge for society. In order to meet ever-expanding energy demands without further damaging the global climate, researchers are tapping into natural

New theories and materials aid the transition to clean energy

With each passing day, the dark side of our addiction to fossil fuels becomes more apparent. In addition to slashing emissions of carbon dioxide, society must find sustainable alternatives to

Improvements in microscopy home in on biology’s elusive details

In the late 1600s, the Dutch tradesman Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek began investigating the world of the very small using the first microscope, discovering a riotous world of protists, bacteria, and

A unique material with tunable properties is explored in a new study

If you’re old enough, you may still have a box of cassette or VHS tapes lying around. These storage devices were popular in the 1970s and 80s, but have since

New research advances clean energy solutions

Meeting society’s growing energy needs has become a daunting challenge for humanity. Demands for energy are expected to nearly double by the year 2050, while the effects of climate change,

Biodesign Institute, Molecular Sciences, Mayo Clinic unravel DNA repair mechanism

The health of a cell is largely determined by the health of its DNA and the genetic information it carries. The correct genetic code will ensure the regular functions to

New study targets molecular culprit of liver disease

Some 80-100 million people in the US have a serious medical condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The affliction is caused by abnormal retention of fat within cells

In memoriam: Regents Professor John Spence

John Spence, a researcher in the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, the Richard Snell Professor of Physics and ASU Regents Professor, died peacefully Monday morning, June 28, in Boston. 

First electrons generated for revolutionary new tool in biological discovery

A milestone for ASU’s compact X-ray free electron laser program A team of scientists at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has successfully achieved a milestone five years in the making

Graduates fueled by Biodesign research experiences credit opportunity and mentor trust

Typically, scientific laboratories hum at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University from the energy that students bring. In fact, the institute regularly engages hundreds of undergraduate and graduate researchers to perform