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.

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Harnessing the power of microbes for human health

Director of the Biodesign Center for Health Through Microbiomes, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, shares insights into how the center partners with the human microbiome to improve people’s health.

Promising new research for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, Jeffrey Kordower, reveals how his team of researchers is in a race against time to find effective treatments, if not a cure, for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Biodesign ‘alumni’ aid the fight against infectious diseases

This is the first in a series of profiles of former faculty and staff members of ASU’s Biodesign Institute in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Engineering microbes to fight deadly

New project to address limitations of dynamic networks

Joshua Daymude and Andrea Richa’s research to address concurrency and adaptive self-organization in anonymous dynamic networks was awarded $800,000 from the National Science Foundation.  Assistant Professor Daymude and President’s Professor

Forrest explores AI pros and cons on expert panel

Stephanie Forrest joined Dr. Cris Moore, from the Santa Fe Institute, and Dr. Melanie Moses, from the University of New Mexico to discuss the opportunities and threats presented by recent

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Technology to make fixing buggy programs easier

ASU is developing technologies to ease the repair of buggy programs after they have been deployed. The team includes researchers from the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society Tony

Urging universal use of wastewater surveillance

Wastewater epidemiology isn’t a profession a script writer would likely give to a lead character in an action-adventure film. In real life, however, experts in the emerging field may someday

Stephanie Forrest selected as the 2023 Evolutionary Computation Pioneer

Stephanie Forrest, director of the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society at ASU, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award.

New study shows that a commonly used agricultural herbicide crosses the blood-brain barrier

Researchers explore possible effects in the brain Neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are among the most perplexing in medical science. The underlying causes of such diseases range from genetic

Climate change may be culprit in Antarctic fish disease outbreak

In a new study, University of Oregon (UO) researchers join Arizona State University virologist Arvind Varsani to investigate a parasitic outbreak in the Antarctic.

Jeffrey Kordower, Director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center

Designer neurons offer new hope for treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Neurodegenerative diseases damage and destroy neurons, ravaging both mental and physical health. Parkinson’s disease, which affects over 10 million people worldwide, is no exception. The most obvious symptoms of Parkinson’s