Urging universal use of wastewater surveillance

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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

Climate change might be behind an unusual disease outbreak among Antarctic fish. Written by: Laurel Hamers In a new study, University of Oregon (UO) researchers join Arizona State University virologist Arvind

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

Graphic shows the bilayer structure of a living cell membrane, composed of phospholipid. A phospholipid consists of a hydrophilic or water-loving head and hydrophobic or water-fearing tail.

Artificial cell membrane channels composed of DNA can be opened and locked with a key

Technique opens new possibilities for smart drug delivery and other applications Just as countries import a vast array of consumer goods across national borders, so living cells are engaged in

PhD student published in computer science journal

Kirtus Leyba from the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society had his work published. Kirtus Leyba, a computer science PhD student working in the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security

Antibiotic and antiretroviral drug effects on breast milk are explored for mothers living with HIV

Infants carry a vast assemblage of bacteria, viruses and fungi in their guts. Combined, these microbes make up a complex ecology known as the gut microbiome, which plays a major

Wastewater provides a planet-wide laboratory for the study of human health

Of the many contemporary conveniences often taken for granted in developed countries, modern sanitation may be among the most important. A new study suggests that wastewater infrastructure may provide societal

New astrobiology research predicts life 'as we don't know it'

The search for alien life has been restricted to using life on Earth as the reference, essentially looking for “life as we know it” beyond Earth. For astrobiologists looking for