ASU’s Biodesign Institute and Banner Health open summer opportunities for neuroscience scholars

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ASU’s Biodesign Institute and Banner Health open summer opportunities for neuroscience scholars

If understanding the inner workings of the brain is on your mind, now is the time to explore the Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars program. Top-achieving college undergraduate and graduate science students

Joshua LaBaer and research team in laboratory, all wearing masks and lab coats.

ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory receives coveted CAP accreditation

The Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory at Arizona State University has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the nation’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists. The CAP Accreditation Committee has awarded accreditation based

Efrem Lim

New funding advances Biodesign SARS-CoV-2 research

Biodesign researcher Dr. Efrem Lim began studying the human virome long before the arrival of SARS-CoV-2 and the global pandemic. His innovative use of high-throughput viral sequencing and functional studies of viral

SARS-CoV-2: A theme and variations

The celebrations were well underway. America seemed to be emerging from the depths of the COVID-19 crisis, following some of the darkest days in the nation’s history. A vast reduction in infections, hospitalizations, and fatalities, driven by improved therapies and above all, a suite of highly effective vaccines, had brought a collective sigh of relief. The July 4th festivities were euphorically anticipated, marking not only the nation’s independence from colonial rule but its...

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

Karen Anderson

Variances in critical protein may guide fate of those infected with SARS CoV-2

Of the many perplexing questions surrounding SARS CoV-2, a mysterious new pathogen that has killed an estimated 2.6 million people worldwide, perhaps the most insistent is this: why does the illness

A dose of facts: Answering your COVID-19 vaccine questions

​Over 170 million people in the U.S. are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 -- more than half of the country's population. But as the virus evolves and new variants emerge,

Hao Yan

Hao Yan receives 2020 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize

Hao Yan, director of the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics at Arizona State University has been awarded the 2020 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize. The coveted award, named in honor of

Two women researchers in lab, wearing masks.

Undaunted: ASU Science forges ahead, despite worldwide crisis

The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has affected nearly every aspect of daily life in Arizona and across the nation, putting many summer activities on pause in the

Karen Anderson

Life sciences professor recognized for outstanding mentorship

Karen Anderson has found that reminding students of the big picture is key to their success. “Sometimes we lose sight of the big picture when we're in the details,” said Anderson,

ASU receives $2M to boost coronavirus rapid research response

A $2 million donation in emergency grants from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will vastly increase efforts now underway at Arizona State University to coordinate preparedness responses to the

Tony Hu in laboratory

Researchers identify marker that may predict whether lung cancer likely to spread

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. More than half of NSCLC patients die after developing metastases. There