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2019

January

Researchers from Arizona State University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina have developed an intelligent system for “tuning” powered prosthetic knees, all

Various studies estimate how long it takes for health research to go from the lab out into the world where it can do some good, with findings ranging anywhere from 10 to 17 years.

People who are severely injured in the upper extremities may experience nerve damage that impairs motor function from shoulder to hand.

In 1982, after Melbourne man Graham Carrick had experienced 17 years of silence, the device implanted in his inner ear was switched on and sound miraculously flooded in.

Legionnaires’ disease, one of the deadliest waterborne diseases in the United States, is on the rise.  

Oxygen is at the center of everything.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected Mónica Gutiérrez, a second-year ASU PhD student in social work, as a Health Policy Research Scholar.

As the second leading cause of death worldwide, cancer is a focal point in both clinical research and health care fields, but n

Most of us think of cybersecurity and biology

Postpartum bleeding is the world’s leading cause of death for women during and after childbirth, and the third-leading cause in

Health care will continue to be in the national spotlight in 2019, as uncertainty lingers about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing afflictions: Alzheimer’s disease.

A prominent British biographer, broadcaster, eco-critic and Shakespearean is visiting Arizona State University this spring to elevate further the university’s already top-ranked humanities research

The World Health Organization estimates roughly 47 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. By 2050, that number is expected to almost triple.

Music or a painting that catches your breath and makes you see the world in a new way.

Expanding the perception and practice of mindfulness are some of the key elements that will be incorporated into the second annual conference from Arizona State University’s

The expectation of constant availability due to our 21st-century, technology-driven lifestyles can be exhausting.

Arizona and Zimbabwe are at opposite ends of the alphabet, and traveling from one to the other really has been a trip from A to Z for Charity Bhebhe.

2018

December

Each year, millions of Americans commit to changing something in the New Year, like making better financial decisions, improving their fitness or simply enjoying life more.

With new funding and a new coordinator, Prepped — a free, early-stage food business incubator at Ari

Researchers across the country are looking for ways to successfully find the pieces to the biological puzzle of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, as the demand for precise diagnosis and treatme

The end of the year brings a bevy of holiday traditions; cooking, decorating, gift exchanges and family gatherings can create cherished memories.

Though holiday traditions may vary between countries and cultures, no festive gathering would be complete without that most ubiquitous imperative of human life: food.

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has announced plans to provide strategic recommendations to the nation’s military to improve patient care for service members. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

On May 27, 2011, Jason Little, a 41-year-old real estate investor from Orlando, Florida, was in an accident. His SUV rolled over on the interstate, shattering the driver’s side window.

Exciting new research in neuroscience highlights sex differences of the brain at all levels, from structure and function to nervous systems. It is now understood that sex is a significant biologica

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. 

Imagine being guided through your next doctor’s visit using augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

You’re a human and you need food. What do you do?

By age 60, one in three American women have had a hysterectomy.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding a new Arizona State University initiative to provide in-depth health care news coverage about underserved communities across the Southwest.

Think VR goggles are only for gamers? Think again.

November

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Thousands of Americans every year contribute their time and abilities to communities around the world through service in the Peace Corps.

Thirty-seven senior leaders from more than two dozen universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of California at Merced, have b

If you ever feel like you’re not mentally sharp when you’re exhausted, you’re probably right.

One way to describe Matthew Dietz is busy.

There are myriad health benefits to getting a good night’s sleep, but doing so isn’t always easy.

Have more sex. Sleep alone. Drink less caffeine. Get more exercise. Turn off the electronics and dispense with all negative thoughts.

“Why should I play this game of pretend?” sings a character in the musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” “Remembering through a secondhand sorrow?”

Despite significant advances in cancer research, the disease continues to exact a devastating toll.

Not so long ago — in the grand scheme of history — humans were constantly on the move. Escaping predators. Hunting for their next meal. Migrating to a more hospitable region.

Halloween and its abundance of candy for most people signals a months-long slide into "I can eat whatever I want" and calories be damned until the New Year.

At first glance, you might think Arizona State University grad student Abby Goff is in need of a sweater.

For more than half a century, doctors have been administering two types of tests to identify kidney damage: one that measures levels of creatinine in the body, and one that looks at the rate of uri

Arizona State University today announced the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) Powered by AWS, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area

As a new Arizona State University faculty member, Kirk Jalbert came armed with an array of multidisciplinary experiences and a zeal for exploring how local communities respond to environmental issu

Genome engineering was the subject of the day as Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute kicked off a new lecture series designed to bring science’s preeminent thought leaders to ASU.

Later this month some of the brightest minds in health care tech will be gathering at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus for Hacking the Human: Digital Healthcare

Climate change. Species loss. Pollution.

NCAA college basketball rarely makes it to the far reaches of the Navajo Nation.

Thirty-five years ago, when doctors told Gina Johnson that her critically ill newborn son had Down syndrome, her world came crashing down.

After taking a class on health advocacy in fall 2017, Catherine Daem, now a graduate of Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions, wanted to find a solution to the Valley's local food

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering using genetically modified mosquitoes in hopes of eradicating malaria.

October

Melanie Katzman was born curious and said she always planned to study psychology.

Reduced federal marketing dollars, a shortened enrollment period and regularly scheduled website blackouts are just a few of the recent actions taken by the Trump administration that may discourage

Arizona State University hosted its inaugural Graduate School Conference on Thursday.

From Band-Aid’s to medical devices and aspirin to prescription drugs — before any of these items make it to your local convenience store or hospital, they all first must go through clinical t

What causes some adolescents to thrive while other teenagers struggle with substance abuse and mental health?

You know you need to get more exercise. You want to be healthier. More physically fit. Mentally sharper.

In 1776, when members of the Second Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to sign a document declaring the Thirteen Colonies’ independence from the Kingdom of Gre

Dignity Health and Arizona State University have announced the 2018 awardees of the Collaborative Strategic Initiatives Program, which offers grants to ASU faculty and Dignity Health investig

“And so it stays just on the edge of vision,/ A small unfocused blur, a standing chill/ That slows each impulse down to indecision./ Most things may never happen: this one will.”

At first glance, Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, two severe brain abnormalities, may seem to have little in common.

Last year almost 87,000 pounds of marijuana were sold to the nearly 153,000 Arizonans who carry medical cards legally allowing them to buy it (that equates to slightly more than half a pound each p

Starting college is exciting and liberating, but sometimes it can be overwhelming or stressful. Many college students end up feeling depressed or anxious.

The gloom of Saturday’s rainstorm did nothing to dampen the spirit of the roughly 30 volunteers gathered at Sixth Street Park in Tempe for the first annual

Two Arizona State University professors are among the first recipients of Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) grants from the Nat

Thanks to social media, one inaccurate but catchy headline about research can find new life in unlimited shares and retweets, but the actual science can become dangerously distorted.

It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and on the third floor of the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix, a group of second-year Mayo Clinic students are learning to walk — or perhaps more accurately, re-learnin

The law is a mystery to most people and can be a scary path to navigate.

Often it seems there is nowhere to turn — or it takes thousands of dollars to find the answer.

Leading the free world would leave anyone hungry, but luckily for American presidents, the executive branch has a storied history of culinary excellence, thanks especially to its predominantl

Connecting patients, caregivers and family members with resources and research is the goal behind an annual public conference hosted by the Arizona Al

September

For seven weeks this summer, Arizona State University sophomores Courtney Langerud and Elliot Wasbotten traveled throughout East Africa, working with deaf organizations and schools to advocate for

Ideas will have a new place to grow and flourish starting this October at Arizona State University’s West campus.

Six years ago, a doctor told Stephanie Cahill that she most likely wouldn’t graduate high school, and that college was definitely out of the question.

Between 25 and 30 percent of children under the age of 18 in the United Stat

If you’re like most 21st-century Americans, chances are you’ve crowdsourced what to do about a medical concern on social media — or worse, Googled it — and found yourself overwhelmed by the respons

As the opioid epidemic in America rages on, many treatment facilities struggle to meet the health needs of freshly sober individuals, leaving them no option but to seek medical care outside the fac

Cancer draws a line across a life: before diagnosis, and after. Who you were then, and who you are now. For many, who they are now might be a surprise.

The mission of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University started with the desire to replicate a single blade of grass.

Sun Tzu, the general of ancient China, wrote in his enduring military treatise “The Art of War” of the importance of knowing one’s enemy.

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces the appointment of five new faculty members whose diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise will enhance the college’s t

In 2004, Kraft introduced a line of 100-calorie mini packs of some of their most popular snack foods, launching a snacking revolution.

Social workers need to be on the front lines of imagining a world without oppression — the key to ending gender-based violence, according to experts at an Arizona State University conference

Does your race make a difference in the quality of health care you receive? Is medical marijuana really as effective for pain relief as some people say?

August

CRISPR has been heralded for some time for the possibilities it presents to harness and enhance the power of the human body to heal itself.

Smallpox, one of the most devastating diseases in human history, has ancient roots.

During her undergrad years as a peer educator for her university’s sex ed program, Kelly Davis realized the power of statistics.

In 1999, when Americans watched as Michael J.

Arizona State University is helping to educate the next generation of hospice, palliative and dementia care professionals through a unique internship experience at Ho

Most neurons in the human brain live out their lives, enduring the processes of aging before eventually dying. Some, however, choose a more violent route: suicide.

Researchers at Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have found that at least one type of blue clay may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including antibiot

Often it’s not what you say, it’s what you understand that makes you a successful communicator.

A multidisciplinary group of Arizona State University faculty will spend the next two years researching and implementing new ways to improve services and reduce costs for some of Maricopa County’s

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2018 incoming ASU students.

Adversity is part of life: Loved ones die. Soldiers deploy to war. Patients receive terminal diagnoses.

Emily Brennan, a Barrett, The Honors College student majoring in biological sciences and anthropology, says her work with a student-led health-care organization has helped her see people experienci

The college experience is about stretching beyond your comfort zone to learn from new and sometimes challenging situations, shattering preconceived notions in the process.

Stand aside, ketchup. Saturday, Aug. 4, is National Mustard Day.

July

With public health expenditure on the decline in the United States, Mac McCullough, an assistant professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, set out to determine just

Parenting is challenging and important, and it doesn't come with an instruction manual.

Each year, close to 700 million people are stricken with a viral infection that causes vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.

This fall, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University will begin offering a new advanced-practice nursing degree with a focus on acute care for children.

Brendon K. Colbert has been interested in the human immune system ever since his youngest brother was diagnosed with a large number of food allergies.

Each year, approximately 10–15 percent of postpartum women suffer from postpartum depression, which translates into almost 1 million women.

We learn the basics of hearing — sound waves, ear parts, and the effects of pitch and volume — sometime around third grade, but there are still mysteries to unravel, including how we process

Smartphones, apps, social media and other technology innovations have forever changed our lives, and that includes higher education.

Using segments of DNA, researchers at ASU have constructed a pair of tweezers, measuring 100,000 times tinier than the width of a human hair.

Arizona State University embraces the heat of the Sonoran Desert it calls home.

In late May, Professor Nina Berman of the School of International Letters and Cultures, Professor Beth Blue Swadener of the School of Social Transformation and Lecturer Paul Quinn, director of the

Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American.

Arizona State University is committed to helping students develop and maintain healthy habits during their college years that can last a lifetime.

Two faculty members in Arizona State University’s Ira A.

June

Researchers in Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology received a five-year grant for just under $2.5 million from the USDA to implement an intervention program that targets childhood o

Seeking a global health perspective, a group of seven nurses enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DN

Zika now has a cousin — the Keystone virus — and not everyone likes this new addition to the family.

Matthew Scotch, associate professor of biomedical informatics at Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions and assistant director of the Biodesign Center for Environmental Health

Nighttime in Phoenix is getting hotter, and it’s not just Old Town Scottsdale's nightlife scene.

Of the major illnesses facing humanity, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remains among the most pitiless and confounding.

In 1980, “infantile autism” was recognized as its own condition by the medical community.

It’s remarkable choreography: In each of our bodies, more than 37 trillion cells tightly coordinate with other cells to organize into the numerous tissues and organs that make us tick.

A recent study named Arizona one of several “hot spots” in the nation for higher-than-average rates of nonmedical vaccination exemptions.

An Arizona State University emerita professor is working with Mexican academics to help fight obesity by exposing a rarely talked about, sneaky and harmful contributor to weight gain: bad sleep.

Beginning Monday, all food in the United States must be made without trans fat, the culmin

Research shows that the earlier kids are exposed to healthy lifestyle habits, the more likely they are to be healthy adults.

School may be out for the semester, but for select faculty from Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and College of Health Solutions, summer is no time for a break.

The Trump administration recently announced that the Medicare trust fund will be depleted by 2026 — three years earlier than previous estimates — and the Social Security trust fund will be exhauste

We all know it takes energy to run a mile, but how much? What about brushing our teeth? Or playing a board game? Or just lying on the couch watching TV?

According to a study from the National Center for Education Statistics, 92 million adults in the United States are enrolled in some type of educational program, with approximately two-thirds

Could plants, fungi and animals provide information to scientists on preventing cancer in humans?

Charlene Poola says her interest in social work started with her mother.

More than one-third of American adults and roughly 17 percent of children in the U.S.

We count on nurses for a lot of things — to be a calming presence, a helping hand, a source of knowledge.

Arizona State University now ranks No. 17 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded, according to a new report by the U.S.

Synthetic biology uses basic research about DNA and proteins to design and build “living nanotech” that controls cell behavior.

Everybody’s got a sensitive side, but Nikki Beaudoin wasn’t afraid to show hers.

May

"Move it or lose it" is the old saying, but maybe it's time to flip that: Move it — because you have so much to gain.

The Tempe City Council announced Thursday that it will provide $35,000 from the Tempe Innovation Fund to embark on an anonymized monitoring system with Arizona State University scientists that will

A lot can happen at 160 degrees Fahrenheit: Eggs fry, salmonella bacteria dies, and human skin will suffer third-degree burns.

What’s the longest you’ve kept a secret? A day? A week? A month? A recent College of Nursing and Health Innovation graduate student might just have you beat.

In fall 2018, Arizona State University will begin offering coursework toward a new Health Humani

Arizona State University’s holistic approach to student health and well-being has earned the university the Healthy Campus Award, presented by Ac

Roughly 80 percent of the 62,000 refugees who have come to live in Arizona since the

Arizona State University announced today that it has selected Dr. Susan M.

Journalists from the New York Times, CBS News, the Washington Post and Univision are among the participants of a new medical journalism program created by Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University’s

A portrait of Florence Nightingale hangs on the wall in the nursing education building at Eastern Arizona College’s campus in Thatcher, Arizona, about 170 miles southeast of Phoenix.

This April, the Health Futures Council at ASU (HFC) convened for its biannual spring meeting in downtown Phoenix.

Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is launching a pilot program designed to promote healthy living by adding new snack and beverage options to its vending machines.

In March it was announced that the Arizona State University Sou

April

Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects 7 million to 10 million people worldwide and is the leading movement-related disorder, causing progressive symptoms of rigidity and tremor.

Attention all study-weary college students: Step away from the 5-hour Energy, double-shot lattes and sugar-laden sports drinks.

For the third year in a row, Arizona State University has been named a Gold Level Award recipient by the Healthy Arizona Worksites

This spring, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University quietly launched a much-anticipated official internship program with the aim of setting health students u

Through a community collaboration with Adaptive Training Foundation, Arizona State University launched Devils Adapt, an initiative that aims to

The President’s Recognition Reception honors the outstanding efforts and achievements of Arizona State University faculty and staff who have made an impact in the workplace through the promotion of

It’s been almost 30 years since Salt-N-Pepa implored Americans to set their puritanical misgivings aside and talk about sex, and yet we sti

A group of interdisciplinary Arizona State University scholars are conducting research to challenge and explore our notions of health through the Institute for Humanities Research’s (IHR) 

With the midterm elections just months away, the issue of health care is once again a topic of conversation in the halls of Congress, in boardrooms and at dinner tables across the country.

A diagnosis of cancer or other serious disease often brings a barrage of information about what to expect physically, along with pressing decisions and questions.

Arizona State University's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience will host its inaugural Mindfuln

How should urban planners and policy-makers manage autonomous vehicles?

The physical fitness arena is no stranger to fads. One day it’s yoga this, the next it’s CrossFit that.

According to the director of Health Innovation Programs at Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the integration of artificial intelligence into health care is inevit

Genes and proteins play essential roles in the maintenance of health and the development of disease and are the focus of the fields of genomics and proteomics, respectively.

The Mindfulness Community at Arizona State University hosted the M2 Mobile Mindfulness Studio on March 22 as part of the Graduate and Professional St

March

Phoenix was recently named as a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge on the strength of its proposal for a first-of-its-ki

It’s a bright, sunny morning in central Phoenix for Alicia Gonzales, a 2005 alumna of Arizona State University's School of Community Resources and Development.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use is still one of the top preventable causes of death in the United States, and the research of one Arizona State University u

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recently held a national summit on innovations in physician diversity sponsored in part by Arizona State University.

Arizona State University pre-med students are entering into the emergency department to learn the best ways to communicate with patients at  Banner MD Anderson

Rolf Halden studies the impact of dangerous chemicals on human health.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 17, while many Valley residents were sleeping off their pre-St.

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, hybrid celebration — a mixture of religion and Irish folklore, symbolism and food, plus lots and lots of green beer. (The day after? Sometimes not so much fun.)

According to recent reports, diabetes is on the rise among youth in America, with minorities at particular risk.

In their attempts to untangle the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have traditionally focused on damage to the basic building blocks of thought — the neurons.

Anastasia Cossette has a busy schedule and a lot of interests. She studies both global health and economic justice, wanting to understand health inequity and medical organization.

As lunchtime nears, stomachs grumble and howl. That hangry sensation can claim control, overriding our ability to consider anything beyond satisfying the emptiness within.

Giving birth is one of the most universal yet life-changing experiences, and every culture deals with it differently.

In the wake of the flagship Women’s March in January 2017 and the bombshell #MeToo movement that followed in October, women’s issues have experienced a resurgence in society’s collective consciousn

From stately cruise ships to Olympic host cities, recent headline-grabbing outbreaks prove that norovirus — an incapacitating and vaccine-less stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhea — can st

Sometimes experiential learning means getting your hands dirty.

Gemneo Bioscience, a genomics technology company seeking to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment for cancer and other diseases, was named last week as one of six Arizona bioscience startup firms t

February

More than 2,600 people walked the halls of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute on Saturday during the annual ASU Open Door event.

Evolution describes how all living forms cope with challenges in their environment, as they struggle to persevere against formidable odds.

Today the Arizona State University Foundation will accept a $2 million grant from the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) to fund a new workforce development project to acceler

In the search for treatments of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are now looking for new approaches to understand how the progressive disease starts so they can better put a stop to it.

The challenge of learning human anatomy and physiology can be daunting for many undergraduates: identifying all 206 bones and their every bump, notch and groove; the 320 muscle pairs; the structure

Some of Arizona State University's best and brightest professors are headed back to the classroom. Kind of ...

Buckeye resident Michelle Myers went to bed one night in 2015 with a crippling migraine and woke up with a thick British accent.

Arizona State University broke ground Wednesday on a complex that will advance a new concept in intergenerational living and lifelong learning.

A 2,000-year-old handprint changed the course of Kelly Knudson’s life.

Chris Wharton sees the world very differently than you or me.

Now that Mardi Gras has passed and the last of the Valentine’s Day chocolates have been polished off, it’s time to get back on the wagon with those New Year’s resolutions.

The most-decorated Olympian of all time made headlines in 2008 for something other than his athletic prowess — or, ahem, lung capacity — when some outlets alleged Michael Phelps, the U.S.

A recently broadcast multipart Korean television documentary that explores new treatments for people with autism and gastrointestinal problems includes reports on research led by three Arizona Stat

Arizona State University's Global Launch program propels students, educators and other professionals to thrive in the global marketplace through academic preparation servi

In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy

Arizona State University's Open Door continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where visitors learned about forensics, toured the biomedical research lab, played games, hung out with Sp

This week Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation welcomed some high profile internationa

Along with using her engineering expertise to develop cutting-edge diagnostic tools for use in health care, Jennifer Blain Christen is also venturing into new forms of treatment.

The Downtown Phoenix campus continued this year's Open Door series on Friday, welcoming visitors — who mingled with the Phoenix First Friday art and music crowd — for a peek inside Arizona State Un

January

This year’s flu season has been nasty and unrelenting, and unfortunately, it's ramping up to be the worst in nearly a decade.

Last May, Arizona State University set itself on a course toward becoming a more mindful institution with

Everyone gets nervous or anxious about something. You know the feeling.

T. Denny Sanford’s name is associated with major philanthropic gifts throughout the U.S.

Stem cells possess great potential for the study and treatment of disease.

Neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people around the world. In the U.S.

In a new study, a team of Arizona State University researchers have examined the effects of Alzheimer’s disease to rob brain cells of their primary energy source — decades before symptoms fir

Silicon Valley: the place that invented the Juicero, PetChatz and countless apps to solve problems you never knew you had. And now comes the idea of drinking water from a puddle.

Tragedies like wildfires, floods and mass shootings can’t always be prevented, but the devastating effects can be lessened if hospitals are fully prepared to treat wounded people.

When a false alarm warning of an impending nuclear missile launch recently panicked Hawaiians, it raised bigger questions on U.S. emergency preparedness.

The complex network of signals in the human brain make us capable of amazing athletic feats and innovative ideas, but t

It’s a commonly held belief that college is where you “find yourself,” whether that means realizing a passion for the arts or discovering a hidden talent for mastering equations.

In late December 2017, New York signed legislation mandating that all new nurses in the state earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) within 10 years of initial licensure.

After receiving his doctorate in microbiology in the 1980s, Mitch Magee, now a researcher in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, began studying tuberculosis (TB) in a lab on the Ea

Evolution is the creative force shaping all earthly life. It is also the reason why all multicellular life is susceptible to cancer.

To make the iconic, twisted double helix that accounts for the diversity of life, DNA rules specify that G always pairs with C, and A with T.

The spread of influenza across the U.S. usually starts slowly in October and peaks with the most reported cases near the end of flu season in February and early March.

Alonzo Jones has one of the best jobs at Arizona State University: associate athletic director for inclusion and championship life.

Who doesn’t want to lead a championship life?

A wounded soldier is whisked off a battlefield. To stop him from hemorrhaging, a medic injects him with a tiny capsule packed with electronics, then waves a wand over him. The bleeding ceases.

As Arizona State University ushers in a new year, it also prepares to welcome new leadership among its ranks.

Arizona State University's approach to global research engagement addresses some of the most pressing problems facing us in health today: issues such as global pandemics and a growing cancer incide

From eating well to working well, Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation prides itself on the wellness culture it has cultivated over th

2017

December

Social networking sites have dominated our culture and the way people spend their time. We are constantly plugged in, checking the news, our feed, stories and snaps.

Israel offers as intriguing a panorama of cultural, historical, religious and political significance as just about any place in the world.

There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017.

Much of what we know today about how the human brain operates was learned from when it failed to operate correctly.

We like to think of the holidays as a time of peace, joy and family togetherness, but very often the reality is quite different: feeling stress over gifts and finances, overwhelmed by bursting cale

It’s the kind of thing you might lose sleep over.

Biodesign C, the $120 million building expansion of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, continues to rise along Rural Road at ASU’s Tempe campus.

With hospitals more often reaching for antibiotics of last resort to fight infections and recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks crossing borders like never before, the worldwide scientific community has

For the past few decades, some scientists have known the shape of things to come in nanotechnology is tied to the molecule of life, DNA.

Stripping away an aging person’s power near the end of his or her life is informed by medicine but is fundamentally a social, moral and legal determination, said ASU Law Professor Betsy Grey.

It started with a dance.

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to eliminate net neutrality.

Medical imaging technology such as MRIs and CT scans revolutionized the way patients are diagnosed with injuries and disease by enabling doctors to non-invasively look beneath the patient’s skin.

Native Americans across the country planted the Three Sisters — corn, beans, and squash — together.

Doctors have myriad life-saving technologies at their fingertips, but they can all be rendered useless without human warmth and community connection.

Brianne Borden, DMA graduate student in music performance, has experienced firsthand the rigors of pursuing a career as a professional musician — from debilitating performance anxiety to repetitive

Every entrepreneur wants to make money, but essentially what they’re working to create is a better life for humanity.

Hundreds of Arizona State University students crowded the courtyard between the Health North and South buildings Friday afternoon in downtown Phoenix.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

November

The Health Futures Council at ASU (HFC) convened this November for its biannual fall meeting on the Tempe campus.

Native Americans have distinct health-care needs.

Walk into the local grocery store and you’re likely to find an array of products with the words “gluten-free” splashed across the label.

It’s that time of year when college students everywhere prepare to head home for the holidays, where they can catch up with friends and family and breathe a sigh of relief that they made it through

Karen Watanabe-Sailor, associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University's West campus, recently received funding from the U.S.

Top 40 hits blast from the speakers as Haley Santiago and Larry Merville pass a basketball back and forth across the wooden floor of a basement workout room at the Lincoln Family YMCA on ASU’s Down

In 2010 Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, allowing the USDA to make critical nutrition reforms to school-lunch and -breakfast programs for the first time in more than 30 years.

Last year, pancreatic cancer overtook breast cancer as the third leading cause of cancer deaths. With a five-year survival rate of just 8 percent, it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

This November, in recognition of National Diabetes Month, there are dozens of Arizona families who can say they are not only more aware of the disease but actively working to combat it thanks to re

It’s biology’s version of the whisper game.

In Silicon Valley, investors flock to back potentially disruptive new technology and apps — even if they are still in development.

The new film “Wonder” tells the story of a young boy who overcomes the challenges of living with the facial structural abnormality known as Treacher Collins Syndrome.

Up until the moment Becca Tobin’s heart stopped for seven minutes in an airport food court two years ago, there had been no signs that there was anything wrong with her.

A lot of people learned this week that they have high blood pressure after new guidelines

From his roots as a fair-haired Minnesota farm boy to climbing the ladder of success in big pharma, to blazing a translational academic research path into life-saving therapies, Charles Arntzen has

About 9 million disadvantaged children nationwide are in peril of losing their low-cost health insurance coverage if Congress fails to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) soo

A passion for accurate and accessible medical information led Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation alumna Danielle Stringer to come up with a unique solution.

How does one eat part of a mesquite tree or a cactus?

Stephen Munk has joined the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University as deputy director of science and technology.

A quarter-century ago, Sean McCafferty was at loose ends and didn’t know what to do with his life.

When inspiration didn’t strike, he turned to the Army.

October

The “talk” parents are having with their children about sex is undergoing a sea change.

When people talk about drug problems, drug overdose and drug addiction, most people associate these situations with substance abuse of the illegal kind.

About four years ago, Arizona State University biophysicist Stuart Lindsay’s research team got a lab result that even he couldn’t quite believe.

It might be a difficult conversation to have, but a new study confirms that talking to your children about substances

With smartphones millions of times more powerful than the NASA Apollo computers that sent us to the moon in the 1960s, scientists have been eager to adapt them back here on Earth to better th

Of the more than 5 million people in America living with Alzheimer’s disease, roughly 80 percent are cared for at home.

Fact: Almost 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by

A $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a specialized research “Center for Excellence” at A

Driving is one of those privileges we all take for granted until we can’t do it anymore.

When Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, readied a group of volunteers for its summer Medical Brigades Volunteer Program to Nicaragua, three Arizona State University students se

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

For the past 30 years, Linda Costigan Lederman, Arizona State University professor of human communication and director of the Hugh Downs School of

Electronics can be wearable and implantable. Soon they’ll be ingestible.

Taking her message on the road, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation Assistant Professor Samantha C

Following their recent election, 17 new fellows, including

With government leaders still undecided on the subject of national health care and the fate of millions of Americans hanging in the balance, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation held its annual Transf

Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently than currently available tests.

In recent years, transcranial electrical stimulation, or tES, has seen a surge in experimental applications.

Trying to watch what you eat? Do you reach for the foods labeled “healthy” rather than treats marked “indulgent” in order to cut down?

Not so fast.

In 2000, it was discovered that a breast-cancer cell line used in thousands of studies was actually a melanoma cell.

Shock, sadness, fear, anger, confusion. Life as they know it just took a dramatic turn for hundreds of people in the aftermath of this weekend’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

September

Sacrifice is a fact of life. We make sacrifices for our families, our work and even our diets.

It used to be that the most controversial issue at an NFL game was a ref’s call or a late hit on a quarterback.

People have been eating dates for more than 6,000 years, but only recently have consumers worried about whether they’re “pesticide free.”

Sales of gluten-free foods continue to soar, reflecting a widespread belief that eliminating gluten from a person’s diet can produce health benefits, even for those without gluten sensitivity or ce

Adam Sandler’s satirical 1993 ode to that most crucial fixture of school cafeterias, the lunch lady — played to hilarious perfection by a hair-netted Chris Farley in his prime — did a splendid job

The problem was simple but serious.

Bouncing back.

How do you recover from a setback?

Alzheimer’s, a mysterious disease of cognitive decline, was first recognized a century ago.

For scorching taste buds, nothing beats the zing of a chili pepper.

Last week, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a “Medicare for All” proposal that would create a single-payer health-care system in the United States.

It’s a conversation no one wants to have: telling a patient that it’s time to turn in his car keys. Driving means freedom, and for many people it’s part of their identity.

For the more than 2 million lower-limb amputees in the United States, the path less traveled is usually on sand or grass.

On a recent Saturday morning in September, a small group of people files into a room at Arizona State University’s Counseling Training Center on the Tempe campus.

Service, professionalism and mentorship.

As superstorm Irma continues its destructive path and as residents in Texas and Louisiana grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, health-care providers are responding to an onslaught of pat

Arizona State University is a key player in a new health research initiative designed to harness the expertise of scientists across the state to treat diseases like cancer and address such problems

The more you exercise, the more those pounds should just melt off, right?

Not always — this according to a recent exercise study out of the United Kingdom.

Arizona State University has a reputation for innovation, so it’s no surprise that its schools are brimming with resources to support entrepreneurial and solutions-based endeavors.

August

Editor's note: This is the first installment in an occasional series featuring nutritious recipes demonstrated by faculty from the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, an

Growing up the daughter of a medical doctor, Swapna Reddy is no stranger to the health-care system.

One of the greatest difficulties plaguing efforts to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s is the enormous lag between the disease’s inception and the appearance of clinical symptoms, according

Hurricane Harvey, still stalled in the Gulf Coast region, has poured more than 20 inches of rain over the Houston area since Aug. 25.

Prosthetics have advanced from the simplistic apparatuses of only several decades ago to today’s complex interfaces of devices and biological systems that are designed to resemble missing body part

What if one day, we could teach our bodies to self-heal like a lizard’s tail, and make severe injury or disease no more threatening than a paper cut?

The Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multi-university reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, release

Going to college is all about making connections — to professors, mentors and new friends.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.

A patient enters an examination room. She is young —14, maybe 15. She is walking gingerly; wearing sneakers, baggy jeans and a sweatshirt — in 104-degree weather.

The worldwide Zika threat first emerged in 2015, infecting millions as it swept across the Americas.

Scientists have for the first time edited genes in human embryos to fix a disease-causing mutation, according to a paper published (ironically) in the journal Nature.

While clues to treating diseases that ravage the body and mind later in life sometimes appear in early stages of human development, studying a subject’s entire lifespan is neither efficient nor pra

The College of Health Solutions recently completed its fourth year of the Summer Health Institute at Arizona State University

Air travel may be the quickest way to get to your vacation destination, but it’s also one of the speediest ways for infectious diseases to spread between people, cities and countries.

Models, athletes and celebrities swear by the ketogenic “keto” diet to help shed those unwanted pounds.

To catch a serial killer, homicide detectives must quickly and accurately find clues.

July

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s body was discovered by a bodyguard in a posh Detroit hotel room following a May 17 concert. 

The interdisciplinary nexus of biology and engineering, known as synthetic biology, is growing at a rapid pace, opening new vistas that could scarcely be imagined a short time ago.

Alzheimer’s disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and, ultimately, personalities of its victims.

If you want to eradicate a deadly disease like cancer, you’ll certainly want to call on doctors, biologists and other health professionals.

The title of doctor, whether medical or academic, carries a certain weight. After all, you don’t become one without a great deal of time, dedication and expertise.

For all its resiliency and creativity, the human brain is equally fragile and prone to disease. Millions around the world are affected by neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

Last fall the nation’s most innovative university and the world leader in patient care and research formalized a dynamic relationship of more than a decade with the announcement of

Three graduate students from Arizona State University’s T.

As human beings, what drives us to higher levels of existence? Once we have satisfied the basics — food, shelter, a mate, children — then what?

Researchers led by Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been ass

Sometimes Arizona State University’s mission is carried out far beyond the boundaries of campus.

Think your tech is cool? Wait until you see what Umit Ogras is working on.

June

Arizona State University celebrated a major research building construction milestone Wednesday morning with the topping out of the $120 million Biodesign Institute C Research Building.

The center of a mother’s life tends to be her children and her family, but if Mom is unhappy about staying home with the kids or about working outside the home, then she (and anyone close to her) m

A pair of chemicals — prized for their antimicrobial properties — rose to become superstars in industry.

The dog days of another Phoenix summer have arrived early with temperatures expected to reach 120 degrees on Tuesday.

In most classes, a good job results in an "A."

In Panagiotis Polygerinos’ mechatronics device class, a good job results in a patented invention that improves lives.

Thirty years ago the phrase “downward dog” was likely to raise a few eyebrows when overheard in conversation, but nowadays you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t recognize it as a yoga p

The Health Futures Council at ASU (HFC) hosted its Spring 2017 meeting this May on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.

ASU counseling master's student Kristian Mastin’s learned instrument is the banjo.

When community college transfer students start taking courses at a larger, more complex university setting, they face a variety of challenges.

Did you know that the leading cause of death worldwide among women of childbearing age is HIV/AIDS?

International funding has allowed Jonathan Pettigrew to travel to Cardiff University, DECIPHer unit, in Wales, United Kingdom to develop a collaboration on an international project to create a theo

May

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges.

Arizona State University Professor of English 

This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which was created to raise awareness about communication and listening disorders each May.

Everyone experiences coughing at one time or another, but for those who cough often, there may be reason for worry.

Type 2 diabetes, a prolific killer, is on a steep ascent.

Organ-on-a-chip has been a flourishing field in biomedical engineering in recent years.

As an electrical engineer, Associate Professor Jennifer Blain Christen has spent a good portion of her career dabbling in different fields.

A new Ebola outbreak in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has some public health officials on guard for larger outbreaks to come, but Arizona State University’s Charles Arntzen,

Engineers strive to better the world through technology and new ideas. However, engineering alone can’t solve the world’s problems.

Imagine going to Starbucks every morning and ordering a drink you don’t want because the one you do want is too hard to say.

Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world for the better, with great potential to keep that going af

Amidst constant challenges and threats to the public’s health, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has received an additional $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Jo

Standing at the front of a large lecture hall as hundreds of college students streamed in with their books, bags and devices, headphones still in their ears, something dawned on William Heywood.

Arizona State University Provost Mark Searle has announced the appointment of a new dean of ASU’s College of Health Solutions: Deborah L.

The American health-care delivery system is breaking. It is faltering in so many ways that it can seem like the overall system is beyond fixing.

April

The shift from high school to college isn’t always an easy one. The newfound independence can be both freeing and intimidating — especially if you’re autistic.

This May, the Health Futures Council at ASU (HFC) will welcome members, distinguished guests, and ASU leadership to its Spring 2017 meeting on the Tempe campus.

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care has chosen eight Alliance Fellows to be part of the inaugural Faculty in Residence program.

A group of Arizona State University nursing students participated in a foot-care clinic for homeless people in Tempe on Thursday, gathering at Community Christian Church, just south of the campus,

Every day, Arizona State University students, advisers and organizations are committed to making a positive impact through service, leadership and Sun Devil spirit.

There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 1 million with Parkinson’s and nearly half a million with multiple sclerosis. And with an aging U.S.

March

Arizona State University announced today that Joshua LaBaer, a leading researcher in cancer and personalized medicine, has been appointed the new executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Ar

ASU's Music and Memory Project provides a positive outlet for people who live with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

One of the nation’s leading proponents of digital medicine shared his thoughts and predictions on the future of health care Wednesday night at Arizona State University's Marston Exploration Theater

The fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) announced its selection of 67 nurse practitioner leaders from across the country for induc

An ASU study may have found a better blood test for Crohn's disease.

The College of Nursing & Health Innovation (CONHI) has just announced that in order to dedicate herself full time to the responsibilities of being ASU's Chief Well-Being Officer, Dr.

It is well documented that infants born at full term have better health outcomes.

Alex Green, assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, has been named a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Alfred P.

February

DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices.

From visiting one of the most beautiful Nordic cities, to exploring interpersonal relationships on beaches in Fiji, to understanding the integration of science and humanities in Italy, Arizona Stat

You don’t have to imagine families living in a community where fear, cultural attitudes, and economic disadvantages persist. It is reality in many areas of the Phoenix metro area.

There is more to sewage than meets the eye
Lurking chemicals could lead to adverse health effects in newborns
ASU researcher discovers a way to purify toxic water

For many battling cancer and other diseases, treatment can be as physically draining as the ailment.

A roomful of teachers are huddled in groups around pages of text, hurriedly highlighting, circling and underlining certain words and phrases.

The Food and Drug Administration estimates Americans consume about one-third of their daily meals away from home, where calorie information isn’t always available.

The Downtown Phoenix campus started off this year's Night of the Open Door — five free open houses over the month of February — on Friday, welcoming crowds of visitors enjoying the mild weather and

January

Searching for new ideas and unique experiences with the family in 2017?

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting a public expo featuring a host of cutting-edge technologies impacting journalism’s future.

John Yuhas has integrated the science of mindfulness into what is often considered one of the most stressful personal experiences: a visit to the hospital emergency room.

It can be tough getting an accurate diagnosis.

One ASU student and two influential Arizonans were selected as the 2017 Community Servant-Leadership awardees as a part of Arizona State University's 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr.

In learning, practice makes perfect. In learning health care, it’s best if that practice doesn’t put patients at risk.

Arizona State University researchers are poised to help boost innovation in the planning and design of future enhancements to the nation’s transportation systems.

2016

December

January 2017 marks the beginning of a new year, a new administration and a new opportunity to provide thoughtful input as the U.S. continues the discussion surrounding health care reform.

Jeremy Stutzman always wanted to pursue a career in the health care arena, but didn’t have the money to attend college.

The Executive Fellowship in Innovation Health Leadership, a year-long cohort-based executive program from ASU’

Families of three Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars celebrated the upcoming graduation of their family members.

A group of toddlers sits in a circle, singing and passing around maroon and gold pom poms. When the they come around to a shy 2-year-old, everyone sings, “Who are we rooting for?”

Stephanie Ford was working full-time on the night shift at a local prison when she started taking the prerequisite courses for Eastern Arizona College’s nursing program.

From seeking answers to heart failure in the gut to digital storytelling for caregivers, pushing the frontiers of medical research can have a profound impact on treatment and prevention.

November

When Stephen Gamboa taught himself to play the recorder in the first grade, he earned a spot as the youngest student in the school’s recorder ensemble.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has added Arizona State University (ASU) as its fifth partner to help physician leaders gain advanced knowledge and credentials.

Even health nuts overdo it on pumpkin pie, after-dinner couch naps and “It’s a Wonderful Life” marathons this time of year, but a pair of ASU professors say a bit of planning and opportunism can he

The National Cancer Institute has awarded supplemental funding to support Dr.

When Danielle Wofford graduated with her associate degree in nursing, she did what many new grads do: She took an RN job at a local hospital and saved up some money.

As a critical care nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center, Melanie Ryan spends her days caring for premature and critically ill newborns with life threatening con

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education recently announced the grant recipients for its

October

This Halloween, the Health Futures Council at ASU (HFC), the university's comprehensive health advisory and advancement board, will meet on the Tempe campus for their semiannual

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.

September

Top national health journalists and communicators from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Consumer Reports are taking part in a new lecture series between the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State U

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.

Special Report from the ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED)

The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation held its Transform 2016 Conference on Wednesday, September 14 at Mayo Civic

Summer is often a time to take a break from academic studies.

A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health.

August

Eating your vegetables can make you healthy. Growing them can make you happy.

Arizona State University’s “Take Action for Arizona’s Children Through Care Coordination: A Bridge to Action” project was recently awarded funding by the Washington, D.C.-based Patient Centered Out

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.

Karen Anderson is an ASU scientist who sees patients struggle with cancer as she makes rounds as a Mayo Clinic oncologist.

Arizona State University has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to form three collaborative teams of research scientists and clinicians that will offer innovative solutions for a multitude of patients.

For more than 20 years, microbiologist Shelley Haydel has been interested in antibacterial and antibiotic discovery.

July

Taking care to place the stethoscope in just the right spot on his chest, Kelvin Tran waits patiently for the student at the other end of the device to confirm that he hears a heartbeat.

Scientists estimate that human bodies contain anywhere from 75 to 100 trillion cells. And of these cells, there are hundreds of different types.

Ever since Kenny Peterson (pictured above) was young, he’s wanted to be a vet — and it shows.

World problems don’t get much bigger than the global water crisis, but innovators from Arizona State University have created a purification system and distribution model that has helped thousands o

If you’ve ever lied to your doctor, chances are you’re not alone.

As a tool for preventing the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, condoms are cheap and nearly 99 percent effective.

There’s a device that pulls water out of the desert air, a gadget that instantly gauges human immune system reactions and a gizmo that measures indoor contaminants by testing the condensation from

As a student at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, Komal Agrawal discovered she had a passion for biology, mathematics and research and took courses in Advanced Placement biology and honors

Every day, health care providers, public health practitioners and researchers use standard body mass index (BMI) cutoff points to classify individuals as overweight or obese, and to monitor populat

It’s 10 a.m., and 14 campers ranging from 8 to 12 years old are noisily beginning their second activity of the day in their weeklong camp.

The fall semester is approaching fast, and so is flu season.

In the video accompaniment to a research paper, the smile that flashes across a man’s face as he wiggles his virtual fingers for the first time captures the essence of the work being done by Bradle

June

An Army veteran studying for a doctorate at Arizona State University has won a highly competitive scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation to enable her research into military members who’ve suf

Kyle Rader, assistant director of research and graduate initiatives at Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, needed a lifestyle change.

The nation’s blood supply is safer than ever, due to the ever-vigilant efforts of federal agencies, blood-donation centers and hospitals.

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.

Westward Ho resident Lee Hersey is thankful to have a roof over her head, food on the table and all of her medical needs met.

Heidi Van der Molen doesn’t look back at her son Haydn’s early years with much sentimentality.

Human well being often flourishes under conditions of cooperation with others and flounders during periods of external conflict and strife.

As states increasingly legalize the use of marijuana, the debate surrounding its benefits vs. risks wages on. There is still much unknown about the effects of cannabis.

May

Last week the Department of Defense issued a report detailing the case of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman who had a rare E.

Most pre-dental undergrads don’t conduct research on Malcolm X. But most pre-dental undergrads aren’t Sarah Syed.

A violinist bows an expectant note as she tunes her instrument alongside other Phoenix Symphony musicians.

ASU Professor, Dr. Margie Baldwin, publishes new book: Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness 

The National Academy of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2016-2017 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows, including 

Driven by a passion to educate people about alcoholism and recovery, Arizona State University professor Linda Lederman aims to make a difference in the lives of many by fighting the stigma of weakn

ASU professor emeritus Chuck Corbin, a trailblazing physical education scholar, has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

The field of health care continues to make remarkable strides when it comes to patient care and outcomes, but information technology and data-systems support are lagging a few decades behind.

Health food just took on a whole new meaning.

Engineers have created an edible supercapacitor that can wipe out E. coli or power a camera from inside the body.

In her 36 years at Arizona State University, Linda Vaughan has overseen a lot of changes in the field of health and nutrition.

This summer, she has one more big change coming: retirement.

Fear of the Zika virus is spreading as images of afflicted infants fill the news.

Any kid who pulls on a lizard tail knows it can drop off to avoid capture, but how they regrow a new tail remains a mystery.

High-speed photography can capture a horse’s gallop, a falling star or even a speeding bullet.

This is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and Marjorie L. Baldwin, a health economist at the W. P.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

A study just published by the American Journal of Psychiatry finds that teenage boys who smoked pot at least once a week were at increased risk of experiencing subclinical paranoia and hallucinatio

For those with walking difficulties, getting to a clinic for rehabilitation can be challenging — doubly so for Arizona’s aging and rural populations.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Chef Liam Murtagh knows what it’s like to grow up food insecure.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

The healthcare system is rapidly reaching a point of insolvency, but if we fix it now the pain will be much less than if we wait until we're out of money.

People take preventative measures every day. We use seat belts to prevent injury, wear sunscreen to prevent skin damage and lock our doors to prevent burglaries.

The largest-ever study of global genetic variation in the human Y chromosome has uncovered the hidden genetic history of men.

Ever since Bela Lugosi appeared in 1930s horror film “White Zombie,” members of the living dead have fascinated audiences.

Most Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have generally accepted the idea that Social Security might fold in their lifetime. Will our health-care system share the same fate if it isn’t properly addressed?

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will present John H.

Lindsay Dusard has a heart of gold.

In ASU’s teaching kitchens in downtown Phoenix, the din of cooking activity is peppered with the sounds of friendly conversation.

If you’ve seen the words “artisanal” or “local” on a menu, thank Michael Pollan for that.

Having a hard time recalling where you put those tax forms? Blame it on stress.

Editor's note: In "Year One: Life at ASU," we follow five freshmen through their first year at Arizona State University in an occasional photo series.

It was her very first encounter with a strangely beautiful orange and black beaded Arizona native, the Gila monster — one of only two venomous lizards in the world — that convinced

Classroom teachers are more crunched than ever, and many see time spent on professional development as inefficient and a waste of resources.

More than 50 economic development leaders from countries ranging from Colombia to Korea are visiting Arizona State University this week to learn more about how to grow businesses and international

Monique Greco and Garnett Johnson might go hungry sometimes, but they make sure their dog Codi never does.

Having medical coverage for all Americans is a noble cause and in recent years has been touted as a national priority.

Air pollution. Heavy traffic. Too much concrete. Not enough parks or bike paths. Cities can get a bad rap when it comes to being spaces that encourage healthy behaviors.

March

A premiere panel event sponsored by the Health Futures Council, and produced by Zócalo Public Square is coming to the Arizona Science Center on April 26th at 7 PM. 

During pregnancy, the rapidly developing fetus is enshrouded by a remarkable structure: the placenta.

It turns out that the rigid “line in the sand” between the human sex chromosomes — the Y and X — is a bit blurrier than previously thought.

Editor’s note: HealthTell recently completed a $40 milli

Dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Dr. Teri Pipe, has been named ASU Chief WellBeing Officer.

Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) recently celebrated a record-breaking year for the number of inventions, patents and start-up companies that have come out of Arizona State Uni

The Biodesign Institute at ASU and its partners now have amassed 80 percent of all protein-coding genes, a vital worldwide resource to understanding health and disease.

The Zika Virus is spreading at a alarming rate and the impact has public health policy implications; the response to the health threat in fact, is fueling global speculation about disenfranchised,

Great news for ASU in the health space!

Antibodies produced through a new immunization technique pioneered in ASU Biodesign labs offer exciting possibilities for fighting a broad range of diseases.

February

What’s the best way to get school kids to eat their fruits and veggies? Well, a team of ASU health researchers discovered it’s all about where you place the salad bar.

Every hour, a multitude of chemicals complete their use life in homes, agricultural fields and industries and flood into the environment.

Researchers hope to develop vaccines, therapeutics and new diagnostic tests for a broad range of diseases.

Year One: Life at ASU" is a periodic photo series following five freshmen navigating their first year at ASU.

Coinciding with Charles Darwin’s birthday weekend, ASU’s evolutionary medicine leadership was prominently showcased at the world’s largest general scientific meeting, the 2016 American Association

What does going deaf sound like?

To err is human, even for one of the most number-crunching, rigorous and truth-seeking of all activities: science.

A scientific breakthrough gives researchers access to the blueprint of thousands of molecules of great relevance to medicine, energy and biology.

Night of the Open Door — five free events over the course of February — opens ASU's world to the public and shows off what each campus has to offer.

Some of our most vital biological functions rely on the body’s natural ability to gather up specific types of molecules, and then move and distribute them to organs and other internal locations whe

Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules — the enzymes.

The hottest technology in bioscience will soon bring a new coolness factor to world-class Arizona State University research.

When Petra Fromme was called into Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s office last year, the caller wouldn’t tell her assistant what the impromptu meeting was about.

January

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas, and countries and health organizations are on full alert with emergency meetings taking

Obesity rates in the United States continue to skyrocket from decade to decade. And while awareness for this issue has been growing in recent years, so have the waistlines of many Americans.

Arizona State University has been chosen as a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) site joining a multi-university consortium dedicated to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates i

Arizona State University’s innovation winning streak has continued among its next generation of talented faculty.

Deserts are often thought of as barren places that are left exposed to the extremes of heat and cold and where not much is afoot.

Few can fire up a crowd quite like Dr. Katie Wilson when it comes to talking people into eating their fruits and vegetables.

Joshua L. LaBaer, a leading researcher in cancer and personalized medicine, has been named interim executive director for the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions has announced the 2016 winners of its seed funding competition.

College students tend to focus more on learning and expanding their minds than staying healthy: lab instead of lunch.

2015

December

Read the headlines on any given day and it’s easy to become discouraged about tragic events happening all around the world.

Arizona State University Regents’ Professor and research scientist Charles Arntzen, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Scientists have drawn up molecular blueprints of a tiny cellular “nanomachine,” whose evolution is an extraordinary feat of nature, by using one of the brightest X-ray sources on Earth.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are p

November

Talk to 10 doctors or academics and you’ll get 10 different definitions of what the word “resilience” means.

Veterans can face a number of challenges when they return home from the battlefield.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona and ASU's Institute for Humanities Research are teaming up once again to tackle issues within the burgeoning field of medical/critical health humanities.

Some of us are Type A people; we plan our days down to the minute and make decisions based on a practical system of weighing pros and cons.

And some of us are daydreamers.

October

There’s a scene in the current movie, “The Intern” where Rene Russo tells Robert DeNiro that “sitting is the new smoking.”

A mother is the tireless supporter of her family, very often setting aside her own needs to tend to her children's, a task that knows no schedules or time limits.

Improving health and renovating America’s troubled system of care are urgent issues at the top of the national agenda.

February

Arizona State University medical anthropologist and President's Professor Alexandra Brewis Slade says that even as more and more Americans find themselves carrying extra weight, the stigma attached

Medical students in some of the most respected schools in the country are learning under a new model that emphasizes cost-effective, patient-centered care.

How does our understanding of the relationships between our bodies, our minds and our environments influence our attitudes regarding health care?

A year-old program that seeks to energize Phoenix youth has been awarded an NFL Super Bowl Legacy Grant, as part of an NFL financial donation to the City of Phoenix for hosting the Super Bowl.

January

It’s a disorder that affects roughly one in six Americans, but the medical community currently is frustrated by an inadequate understanding of its causes and a limited ability to diagnose and treat

2014

December

It’s the one word no one wants to hear escape from their doctor’s lips. But each year, 12.7 million people around the world do.

November

Shirley A. Weis, vice president and chief administrative officer emerita for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been appointed special adviser to ASU President Michael M. Crow.

Each year, the ASU-Mayo Seed Grant Program funds promising new research projects aimed at improving human health.

September

A collaborative project designed to strengthen the ASU-Mayo relationship, improve health care and aid in economic development is moving forward with leasing 150 acres of land near Mayo Clinic.

An award of $65,000 from Mayo Clinic in Arizona will help Arizona State University bioengineer Jeffrey La Belle continue development of a tear-based glucose meter designed to help people living wit

Project designed to strengthen the ASU-Mayo relationship, improve Arizona health care and aid in economic development

This week, students from Arizona State University traveled to Rochester, Minnesota, to participate in Transform 2014, a conference dedicated to sharing i

August

A team of researchers from Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic is showing how a staple of earth science research can be used in biomedical settings to predict the course of disease.

July

Allison Sorgeloos gently moves the Wii remote in her hand, but the marble on the screen she’s controlling rolls off the platform.

ASU spinout promises global market impact