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2021

September

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping. And yet, sleep remains a mystery — and for many, a struggle.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

On Q Financial Inc., a national home-mortgage lender, announced the recipient of its first scholarship to Arizona State University senior Olivia Roush, Class of '22. Roush will graduate with a bach

In recent months, the terms “COVID fatigue” or “pandemic fatigue” have been used to describe the exhausted state of mind many people have endured because of lifestyle changes brought forth by the g

New research shows that social support from friends can shield people at risk of alcohol use disorders.

They’ve got the year-round sunshine. They’ve got the big lake. They’ve got the mountains. And now they have more students.

The ancient Greek philosopher and historian Plutarch once wrote, "Medicine to produce health must examine disease.” And for the generations upon generations of physicians since Plutarch’s time, med

The Pandemic Reader” is a new collection of essays edited by faculty in Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation, in Th

As a registered nurse, Jasmine Bhatti knows that patients leaving the hospital may still have a long road to full recovery.

It was once a place where people cleared out after work, where most restaurants closed by 3 p.m., where only the occasional sports game or First Fridays art walk drew a younger crowd.

This semester, five new faculty members are joining the College of Global Futures.

August

In the Valley of the Sun, we tend to hear a lot more about hydrating during the hot summer months.

One student battled leukemia as a child. Another student split her meals with her kids to save money.

A new research report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University found that Latino and Native American people in partic

On a remote trail in California’s Sierra National Forest called the Devil’s Gulch, a family of three and their dog were recently found dead. Authorities were at a loss to explain what happened.

While many pursue a career in health out of a love for nutrition, exercise or medicine, Michael Yudell’s path began as a history major.

Douglas Shepherd, an assistant professor in Arizona State University’s Department of Physics, was recently awarded two Scial

Incoming Sun Devils have more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs to choose from — plus 275 available minors and cer

Editor's note: ASU News is highlighting some of its impressive incoming students for fall 2021.

Humans have an intimate relationship with food. It’s complex too. What seems like a good food may in fact not be so good.

Approximately 60% of college students across the United States have reported poor sleep in the last year, with almost 10% meeting the criteria for insomnia.

A portmanteau of science and dialogue, Scialog supports research and mult

It’s not often in sports you get a win-win situation, but that was the case this past weekend when members of the SC del Sol soccer club paid a visit to the 

The celebrations were underway.

Sleep has become elusive for many as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Last week’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement went about as well as a game of telephone.

Two Arizona State University researchers were recently awarded $25,000 each to pilot projects focused on dementia research.

July

If three is a crowd, four is likely to be a bit overwhelming at times. Fraternal quadruplets Felipe, Jeremias, Matheus and Victor de Castro Lopes Francisco would probably agree.

The health of a cell is largely determined by the health of its DNA and the genetic information it carries.

Consider these two cancer patients: 

For Lisa Jantzie, it was how the classes helped her make sense of all she has seen of different health systems as she traveled and lived all over the world.

Early in the pandemic, many who became infected with COVID-19 reported that they had lost their sense of smell and have yet to regain it.

People don't generally associate toothbrushing with Alzheimer's disease.

An ASU study takes a deeper look into the science of hope. Being hopeful is more than just being optimistic.

Kent Richter was only 13 when his 10-year-old sister died suddenly of a brain aneurysm.

Walking is just one foot in front of the other for almost everyone. But even that simple process can prove precarious for people suffering from conditions ranging from joint damage to dementia.

As school districts around the country ramp up to welcoming students back in person full time, the Nationa

During the Baroque era, Peter Paul Rubens painted lush figures. In Imperial China, a plus-size woman was a classic beauty by the standards of the time. In Gilded Age America, tycoons like J.P.

As Charlotte Thrall sat anxiously waiting in the emergency room at Mayo Clinic for news of her husband’s condition after a pickleball accident left him unconscious and unresponsive, her mind spun w

As a provider, Samantha Casselman has always worked in a family-centered setting.

June

You know you need to be active for good health, but maybe the pandemic caused you to spend a little too much time sitting in front of a screen watching television, checking your phone or playing vi

Effective diagnostics, therapies and treatments for diseases and infections could increasingly involve reengineering the body’s internal biomechanisms at their most basic chemical and molecular fou

Shawn Banzhaf has seen things that most people never do — death and carnage on the battlefield.  

The human body contains approximately 200 different kinds of cells, including many kinds of stem cells that have the potential to turn into a variety of specialized cells.

The Graduate College has announced the recipients of its inaugural Graduate College Staff Awards for Excellence.

The Arizona State University Department of Psychology recently received a generous donation from the Our Daily Bread Foundation to provide scholarships each semester to fund students in the online 

Balancing work and research can be tough for students.

For many, managing chronic pain means getting a prescription for some form of opioid medicine, despite the documented risks. According to the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, ASU is in the top 10 for U.S.

Friends and family members of a grieving person often will advise them to talk to a counselor, to “keep busy” or engage in some other activity they think will help.

How we use technology reveals a lot about us, especially in times of crisis.

On July 12, 1995, a days-long heat wave began in Chicago. On July 13, Midway International Airport clocked in at 106 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hoping to win the lottery? That would actually be a wish you have. Hoping to have a good day today? That’s being optimistic. 

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by neurodegeneration in regions of the brain involved in memory and learning.

Academic entrepreneurs looking to translate their research from the lab to the marketplace often face a daunting challenge: the valley of death.

The largest study of its kind has unveiled new insights into how genes are regulated in dementia, including discovering 84 new genes linked to the disease.

All her life Lauren Leander has been told she needs to speak up and participate more.

Two recent Arizona State University graduates are on their way to medical school this summer, thanks to the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees through ASU Online.

Families providing round-the-clock care to infirm veterans or military members will have volunteer respite caregivers to help them for another three years, as a federal agency renewed funding for a

Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change has launched a new master’s degree to give students an international and interdisciplinar

You’re starting to emerge from the pandemic and gather with family again, and you notice that Mom seems a little withdrawn and sad.

May

A team of scientists at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has successfully achieved a milestone five years in the making — generating the first electrons from their highly innovative c

A water safety education program to reduce child drowning injury and death is being launched this month by Arizona State University, the

Less than a mile south of the Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix, on a plot of land that just two years ago was nothing but dirt, a new silhouette that represents the future of health care in Arizona ha

Middle schooler Ricayla Lemonias was on spring break when the world came to a halt in 2020.

In spite of decades of research, cancer remains an enigma. Conventional wisdom holds that cancer is driven by random mutations that create aberrant cells that run amok in the body.  

Last year, Alexia Childress, a student in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, teamed up with her childhood best friend, Alehandra Bahena from the University of Pennsylvania, an

Sarah Curci, a fourth-year clinical psychology graduate student, was recently announced as a recipient of the 2021 ASU Faculty Women’s Association Distinguished Graduate Student Award.

For the first time in more than a year, ASU's College of Health Solutions celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating students in person, combining small, safe ceremonies with virtual events s

A unique study is underway by two Arizona State University researchers to identify what leads to rapid weight gain in infants, a major predictor of childhood obesity. 

Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus approaches its 25th birthday this fall, celebrating a quarter of a century of making, doing, cooperating and creating.

It’s President Joe Biden’s goal to have 70% of all U.S.

New research from Arizona State University has found that it’s cheaper to build permanent, supportive housing for people who have chronic mental illness than it is to let them become homeless.

A person with a serious mental illness must confront the difficult decision of whether to reveal their disorder in their workplace.

May is Nurses Month, which honors the nation’s registered nurses through celebrations, education and

According to the myth of Pandora, even when all the evils of the world were unleashed — hope was protected.

In the late 1980s, University of Connecticut researcher Lawrence E. Armstrong was looking for a way to assess hydration.

After more than a year of working remotely, students in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University were finally able to see some of their fellow graduates and faculty members on We

Typically, scientific laboratories at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University hum with the energy that students bring.

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April

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You may know someone who has undergone bariatric surgery — an intense medical procedure that reduces the size of a person’s stomach to help with rapid weight loss.

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A new study done at Arizona State University has, for the first time, quantified the health-care cost of women in Arizona who experienced trauma as children, pegging the amount at $260 million for

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In 2014, Arizona State University established its first official charter to define its mission.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, Arizona State University has played an integral part in the state’s public health response to the novel coronavirus.

Daniel E. Rivera, a professor of chemical engineering in the Ira A.

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When the National Football League resumes in August for its 101st campaign, there will be a lot to celebrate.

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Ashley Franco worked 10 years as a pharmacy technician while earning her bachelor’s degree in health sciences in 2015 and her Master of Science in the science of health care delivery in 2016

As everyone has focused on longer and more frequent hand-washing during the pandemic, the availability of safe, clean water has never been more important.

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As reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have escalated across the country in recent months, nearly two dozen students, faculty and staff in the Scho

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From an early age, Greg Mayer’s large, extended family ingrained two principles into their children: One: Get an education. Two: Give back to your community.

George Floyd, the man whose death in police custody launched a thousand protests in 2020, has reignited a critical conversation about systemic racism and social injustice around the world.

Arizona State University, through Skysong Innovations, continues to achieve high rankings in technology transfer metrics.

On March 13, 2020, former President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, thus marking the beginning of the pandemic for many Americans.

According to Abhinav Acharya, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University, “a single form of

For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work.

Preparing for life after birth can be intimidating, but it’s a comfort to know there are others who have been through it before and can help guide you along the way.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Many people have them.

March

The din of construction on the northeast corner of Garfield and Fifth streets in downtown Phoenix will soon give way to a flurry of activity as the researchers and entrepreneurs who will inhabit ha

The time for the mercury to begin creeping toward the triple digits in the Valley is nigh.

Editor’s note: This story was developed in partnership with TGen and written by Steve Yozwiak, senior science writer at TGen. 

More than 81,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020.

Every day the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Center COVID-19 vaccination site inoculates hundreds of people thanks to the work of volunteers from the ASU community.

Nearly 2 million people experience a traumatic brain injury in the United States every year. Just as each person is different, their injuries present in different ways.

As schools and businesses accelerate a gradual return to a prepandemic “normal,” Arizona State University’s experts are part of an initiative to help them figure out how to do it safely.

The fight against food insecurity has grown in importance over the past decade, as a growing number of underserved communities are living in food deserts — areas that have limited access to food th

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a globally disruptive force to our human systems for over a year. 

The story of the Golden Buddha is one that not many know, but those who do aren’t likely to forget.

On April 24, Arizona State University alumni, Sun Devil fans and members of the military community will run or walk 4.2 miles to honor Pat Tillman’s legacy.

This year, the Arizona State University Department of Psychology is getting creative with their participation in Sun Devil Giving Day.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

The no-appointment Devils’ drop-off service — the latest in Arizona State University's free, saliva-based COVID-19 testing — makes it

According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 5 million adults i

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for America’s health care system.

For many, Super Bowl Sunday is a junk food junket, a day filled with chips, chicken wings and extravagant spreads — but not for Arizona State University alumna Stephanie Kolloff O’Neill.

Sleep has only gotten worse for many people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and sleep neurologists have dubbed this reduction in quality sleep “COVID-somnia.”

Deborah Helitzer got an early start thinking about health, fascinated from a very young age by why some people became ill while others stayed well. 

David Reed’s life changed in February 2018 when his son, Isaiah, less than a year old, was in the intensive care unit. He watched the doctor as she treated his son for meningitis: “She was always t

March 8 is International Women's Day, a time to champion gender equity and female empowerment around the globe and to ask ourselves what we can

Inventing critical devices that monitor health, unraveling the secrets of potentially game-changing proteins, building connections with clinical partners and nurturing the future STEM workforce — t

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Of the many societal issues the pandemic has thrown into relief over the past year, some of the most pressing are food and housing insecurity.

Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer’s dementia. 

February

Health care has a humility problem, according to Barret Michalec, director of

A decade ago, Preeti Lather learned her daughter was at risk of not being able to talk because of an autism diagnosis.

ASU nutrition alumna Sasha Bayat, co-founder and owner of The Bodhi restaurant, and the College of Health Soluti

Few individuals can honestly say they’ve made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people, but an Arizona State University and ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management alumna quiet

About 45 million people have now received one or both doses of a coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., according to

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a broad term. It includes the techniques of machine learning and deep learning through which computers mimic the operation of the human brain.

At first, Arizona State University business administration alumnus Brad Stoddard was against moving to a rural area.

When it comes to the health outcomes of populations, social determinants can make or break them.

Researchers at Arizona State University's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, along with colleagues at Arizona’s two other state universities and Mayo C

As with many complex maladies, a deep understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has been elusive for the simple reason that a v

Proteins are one of the major building blocks of life, and they carry out many chemical reactions related to life. This includes how the body interacts with disease-causing agents.

When the call went out in late January for volunteers to help with Arizona State University's COVID-19 vaccination effort, students at the College of Health Solutions jumped at the chance, filling

Now that long-awaited vaccines have appeared, questions are arriving with them.

COVID-19 has imposed a heavy toll on the entire United States, but the pandemic has been particularly brutal among Indigenous communities.

Book authorship among tenured faculty members is a regular byproduct of their research and scholarship.

Building on nearly two decades of unparalleled advancement, Arizona State University moved up to sixth out of 759 universities in the nation for total research expenditures among univers

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hardest on the most vulnerable people, and Arizona State University students have been working to help one group in downtown Phoenix.

With the goal of vaccinating 3.5 million Arizonans by July 1, the state opened its second COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site Monday at Arizona State University’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

January

Last fall, as populations across the globe struggled to adapt to life in the midst of a pandemic, ASU nursing student Lindsey Collins made the selfless decision to leave the familiarity of her home

Dementia research. Coronavirus testing. Revitalizing communities. Giving more students access to education through scholarships.

The ASU at Lake Havasu admissions team can breathe a huge sigh of relief, because they’re offering a nursing degree later this year, pending Arizona State Boar

Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University are pleased to host Kevin Doxzen as a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Hoffmann

Everything the rest of us have tried to avoid for the past nine months – public spaces, oft-touched surfaces, contact with crowds – they have had to embrace.

The course is officially named CHS 494 – Adaptive Exercise Program Practical Experience, but most students at Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions know it simply as AEP.

Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions has announced the selection of Dr. Frank LoVecchio as the new medical director of clinical and community translational research. 

For the second time in 2020, ASU's College of Health Solutions honored graduates with online commencement and convocation ceremonies.

Beneficial molecules are everywhere in nature.

2020

December

Ruth Jones has found her forever home.

It’s 20 stories tall, sits at the edge of the ASU Tempe campus and offers spectacular views of the Valley.

Pfizer’s vaccine for COVID-19 is out the door and making its way into the arms of America’s frontline essential workers, nursing home residents and politicians.

ASU researcher Rick Gerkin has teamed up with two other neuroscientists under a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant aimed at developing inexpensive, at-home “smell tests” to help identify

The country’s reckoning with social justice this year has put a spotlight on America’s memorials. Who gets to be remembered forever, and who tells that story?

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This year showed us the power of resilience.

Three Arizona State University Department of Psychology graduate students are the newest recipients of the Sharon Manne Award, a scholarship that provides seed funding to allow students to co

A Maricopa County COVID-19 case investigative team consisting of Arizona State University students, assisted by faculty and staff from the ASU School of

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More than half of the human body is not actually human: The body hosts approximately 100 trillion microbes.

Two Arizona State University undergraduates won an international hackathon competition for their idea to harness data to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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It’s no coincidence that fish and chips is a staple meal in pubs across the U.K., a nation of islands surrounded by water.

According to data collected by a team of Arizona State University researchers, students struggle to balance the safety of vulnerable family members with the need for peer connection.

Jeffrey Wilson, professor of statistics and biostatistics in the economics department at Arizona State University's W. P.

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Arizona State University has been awarded a $12.5 million multiyear subcontract from the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL), operated by Leidos Biomedical Research on behalf of

You don’t need to be an expert to help students who are in emotional distress, misusing substances or want to change their lifestyle.

Food insecurity is on the rise in Arizona as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among Hispanic households, households with children and households who experienced a job disruption, accor

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November

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A second wave of COVID-19 is rising in Arizona and across the U.S., causing exponential growth of new infections along with an increasing number of people hospitalized with the disease.

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Just as our brains develop as we grow up, they can also decline as we age.

In workplaces across America, a new noise has become part of the familiar office soundscape: the whir of an electric motor that announces a co-worker’s rise from their chair to a standing position.

Dakota Hohenwalter is an Arizona State University College of Health Solutions graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise and wellness.

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Update: The Luminosity Lab team made the top five finalists after the public-vote period. The winner will be announced Dec. 15.

Rafael Campo had a hard time being taken seriously during his time at Harvard Medical School in the 1980s. In addition to pursuing a career as a physician, he was also a poet.

A new global business survey conducted by Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum (WEF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, finds that l

A new global business survey conducted by Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum (WEF), with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, finds that less th

COVID-19 cases in Maricopa County are three to four times higher than testing efforts indicate, according to a recent antibody study.

One of the most important issues for voters in any election is health care, and this year, with the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the hands of the Supreme Court, it was no doubt top of mind fo

It was seeing herself reflected that made the college decision for Maria Walker.

According to the Centers for Disease Research, 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder each year, and the number has been rising.

Use-inspired research is a core value of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

While health experts and government agencies across the globe continue to learn more about COVID-19 transmission and implement policies to curb its spread, a critical part of managing the dis

Since the rise of COVID-19 in our state last spring, the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute has worked tirelessly to respond, in particular by pro

The wilderness therapy program Huts for Vets allows veterans to commune with nature in the Colorado Rockies and experience a perspective sh

The coronavirus crisis has dominated the headlines and many discussions this year about how the country, and even the world, can move forward from this devastating pandemic.

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving.

Have you taken your temperature recently? Was it lower than the standard 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit? 

Anyone who has ever skipped a meal then lashed out at an unwitting significant other, bystander or retail clerk knows this important life fact: The hanger is real.

October

Sun Devils care about the well-being of their communities, and those apples fell from some pretty caring trees.

When Mexico detected its first case of COVID-19 in late February, few could have predicted a rise in cases to 850,000 with 86,000 deaths to date. Like other countries, Mexico reacted slowly until t

An ensemble of scientists, with expertise in psychology, biology, neuroscience and medicine, has authored a paper that uses an evolutionary perspective to interpret and assess the COVID-19 pandemic

There are a lot of factors that go into building a successful relationship, and money is one of the key aspects.

Faculty, students and staff from Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions joined with more than 300 members of the h

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings came to a close this week, and the public is getting an opportunity to hear her stance on multiple key issues.

After battling on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic most of the year, Arizona’s health care community paused on Oct.

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COVID-19 caused a pandemic, but the challenges we face from it extend far beyond the virus.

The COVID-19 pandemic upended students’ academic and personal lives during the spring, leaving several students in need of swift assistance.

Preparing to give a big presentation. Starting on an important work project. Fighting through the distress of overcoming addiction. Living with the intrusive thoughts from a traumatic past.

Arizona State University President Michael Crow honored members of the ASU community during the 2020 President’s Recognition Ceremony, which was held virtually on Oct.

David Sklar, a physician and professor at Arizona State University’s College of

A funny thing happens when you grow accustomed to something in your life. No matter how wonderous or necessary, when it’s always there, you can start to take it for granted.

Roughly $165 billion worth of food is wasted every year in the United States, most of it at the household level.

September

The Arizona State University Library is about to receive new documents for archival and housing in their facilities.

Although virtual this year, Arizona State University and New America on Sept.

Arizona’s Mohave County is experiencing long wait times for COVID-19 test results, but ASU at Lake Havasu is helping to relieve some of the bottleneck.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. 

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The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University has announced the appointment of four new faculty members whose diverse backg

The era of the television brought with it the TV dinner — a fast, convenient meal that, while nutritionally questionable, meant the whole family could gather together on the sofa to enjoy "The Ed S

More than $300,000 from the Charlene and J. Orin Edson Initiative for Dementia Care and Solutions was awarded to three Arizona State University research teams for innovative research projects.

Carl Yamashiro, an associate clinical professor at the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, h

Twenty-nine years ago, Karen Gallagher could have been mistaken for any other wide-eyed kid on the Highline Community College campus in Des Moines, Washington, stumbling her way through the first w

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sicken people globally, countries and companies around the world are racing to develop safe and effective vaccines.

In the latest installment of Health Talks: COVID-19 Series, the Arizona State University College of Health Solutions’ series of talks on issues relate

As the world’s understanding of COVID-19 continues to develop, so too do questions and misconceptions about symptoms and testing. 

Why do certain groups of people have a shorter life span? How can health disparities among poor and racialized minorities be reduced?

The potential health implications of living next to a sewage plant are pretty obvious, but what about living in a neighborhood with no sidewalks?

Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following Arizona’s first reported case of COVID-19 in late January, the state experienced no cases that

It was in Ghana, West Africa, that Danielle Gold came to realize an important fact that would change the trajectory of her work leading education, health and business projects in the developing wor

In today’s world of big data, billions of data points are collected every day via smartphone apps, fitness trackers and wearables about our decisions, habits and travel patterns.

An Arizona State University student spent his summer participating in a contact-tracing program that helped reduce the spread of COVID-10 and likely saved lives.

As Arizona summers grow hotter and hotter, heat safety becomes an even bigger priority in the Valley.

Researchers at the College of Health Solutions will study the effectiveness of a program designed to reduce sitting at work in a $

With workplace wellness programs on the rise, an Arizona State University team of interdisciplinary researchers are asking big questions about how to improve the overall functionality, impact

A team of scientists from Arizona State University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), led by Hao Yan, ASU’s Milton Glick Professor in the School of Molecular Sc

Arizona State University has a very strong commitment to indigenous communities, in particular the Native American tribes in Arizona.

As anyone unlucky enough to have spent this summer in the Valley of the Sun knows, it’s been a season of firsts.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are embarking on an ambitious project to better understand the prevalence and spread of COVID-19 cases in the c

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces the appointment of nine new research and clinical faculty whose wide-ranging expertise and deep research and clinic

What do yoga, grilled cheese, lumbar punctures, lettuce seeds and infectious diseases have in common?

August

The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has released a three-month

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to make a stronghold in Arizona, Arizona State University employees began fighting back — by answering urgent calls for help and, often, by taking on completely new r

While bars, gyms, dine-in restaurants and other buildings have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, water left sitting in pipes could change in quality.

The path to entrepreneurship looks different for everyone but there are some universal steps that can be taken to get to your destination faster.

Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and c

The National Academy of Inventors has named three Arizona State University faculty members to the August 2020 class 

Providing meticulous care of the human heart means having an accurate cardiac model on which to conduct disease modeling, drug testing and other research.

Thousands of surgical masks donated to Arizona State University are helping keep people from spreading the novel coronavirus, thanks to a generous gift by Hainan University (HNU) in China.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects a specific area of the brain — the substantia nigra.

Computer simulations have been a critical part of the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of people closely follow projections about infection rates.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story had the date of requirement as Aug. 17.

Arizona State University’s Health Services department plays a critical role in student success by helping them stay healthy and well, both physically

It wasn’t until a severe car crash left her needing medical care she could not afford that Swapna Reddy understood the value of a good hea

If you want to learn about the challenges in health care, you can ask just about anyone. If you want to learn about ways to solve those challenges, ask a nurse.

July

Classes this fall will see only half of their teacher’s face.

Efforts to combat the novel coronavirus rely on broad adoption of a few behaviors: physical distancing, frequent hand washing, wearing face masks in public and staying home when ill.

To help companies safely move their employees back to the workplace, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum, with support from the Rockefeller Foundatio

Mere hours ahead of Arizona Gov.

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, Anais Delilah Roque began having stomach problems.

As awareness of racial injustice has broadened this spring and summer, reading lists have been shared to help increase people's understanding of our nation's past and present — including one in Ari

Arizona State University graduate student Swarup Dey has been awarded the 2020 School of Molecular Sciences Innovation Award for his invention, which creates a DNA nanosensor that mimics transmembr

It's not hard to put a face on health care inequity.

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, the research computing centers at Arizona State University,

Despite all hope that warmer weather might allow for a brief respite to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, temperatures aren’t the only thing soaring in Arizona this summer.

July 13 update: An additional date has been added: 7-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14. Appointments can be made at the same link below, with the same agency code.

You don’t have to be an experienced trailblazer to know that if you choose to hike in the heat, you better be hydrated.

In 2013, Arizona State University and Dublin City University signed a Transatlantic Higher Education Partnership, building on this history of collaboration and leveraging our complementary skills a

Students in the Arizona State University Luminosity Lab have created two versions of a low-cost, small-scale sterilization unit that is effective on general personal protective equipment, including

Our bodies are dependent on water for so many essential functions. And summer in Arizona means it's more important than ever to keep an eye on keeping hydrated with some high-quality H2O. 

For a long time, Matthew Broussard has wanted to understand how childhood trauma can lead to substance abuse in adults. 

Over the last few months, we’ve all had to adapt in many different aspects of our lives, facing questions we likely hadn’t had to consider before.

Moving your foot requires flexing the muscles in your calf, ankle and the

June

Editor's note: As Arizona continues to battle COVID-19, please follow social distancing and face covering guidelines in public at all times, including playgrounds.

After graduating with the 2015 cohort, McCain Institute for International Leadership Next Generation Leader (NGL) Mohammed Al Tarawneh returned to his home country of Jordan with goals to promote d

Ask any college student or soon-to-be college student about internships and they’ll probably tell you something similar to what Dana Rasmussen had to say.

COVID-19 has exacerbated infrastructure vulnerabilities in Indian Country and has brought attention to myriad issues that advocacy hasn’t been able to, experts say.

At a time when the essential nature of health care professionals is overwhelmingly apparent, Arizona State University's pre-health advising offices are well-suited to prepare students to meet the n

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread unemployment, remote working, school closures, business closures and overwhelmed health care systems.

As the death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise, Americans in search of information are getting mixed messages from both the medical and political communities.

“We seem to have lost sight of the deeper drivers of an accelerating risk of infectious disease transmission to the world,” wrote Leah Gerber, p

Alzheimer’s is a disease marked by many grim statistics.

On the third Saturday of March, only a few days after Arizona State University directed its community to work remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 

Editor’s note: While this article attempts to shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting members of the disabled community, it is by no means intended to be comprehen

Professor James Hodge has not had much spare time since COVID-19 spread globally.

Evidence suggests the use of vaccines goes as far back as the year 1000, but the modern-day practice of widespread inoculation can be attributed to English physician Edward Jenner, whose smallpox v

The race is on to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, but while we wait, can we discover smarter ways to manage the pandemic than opportunistic piecemeal intervention?

Look up the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the 

Depression affected Marta’s lab research. She was so afraid to take risks it put a “short cap” on what she was able to do.

The COVID-19 pandemic has set off a cascade of troubling shockwaves.

Arizona State University President Michael Crow called it “one of the most complex semesters in the history of the known universe.” And for the 850 students who graduated this spring from the

When COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic, volunteers with Phoenix Allies for Community Health immediately leapt into action.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, life has changed dramatically. Social distancing and the stay-at-home guidelines have been especially difficult for kids.

May

Whether or not you wear a face mask in public probably has a lot to do with your political affiliation.

Every day in hospitals across the country, millions of patients depend on lifesaving blood donations to survive and thrive.

Arizona educators and concerned parents are eagerly anticipating direction from state officials on how and when K-12 schools should proceed as their communities continue opening up amid the coronav

For the past few months, “vaccine” is a word that has been on everyone’s lips, dominating headlines the world over. But perhaps instead that word should be “diagnostics.”

An Arizona State University anthropologist and his colleagues are helping an indigenous group in Bolivia understand and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with medical researchers in the efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, social scientists are taking the pulse of society and examining underlying c

In an effort to make COVID-19 diagnostic testing easier and more readily available to Arizonans, researchers at Arizona State University have developed the state’s first saliva-based test.

When it comes to helping understand cancer, Athena Aktipis wants to get her point across — not just to other researchers, but to anyone who will listen.

It’s Friday morning, and Arizona State University students Daniela Ledesma and Hanna Maroofi head to the Arizona Department of Health Services in downtown Phoenix.

Genes are more than blueprints for building organisms. They are also vessels of memory.

African American communities are negatively affected by COVID-19 more than other ethnic minority groups because of enduring systemic racism and structural inequalities that exist in the United Stat

From New York to Luxembourg, Namibia, Iceland and Bhutan, the novel coronavirus SARS CoV-2 has turned the modern world into a crisis zone.

Imagine two children, Lucas and Gabby. They are both 4 years old and come from bilingual households. Lucas’ parents read to him every night. They talk about the books they read together often.

The suspension of sports has taken away a happy part of Native American culture as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to several experts on an Arizona State University panel on F

Lauren Dickman was recently honored with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and graduated in May with her PhD in applied mathematics from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

Standard-of-care treatments — chemotherapy and radiation — remain at the forefront of cancer therapy, but in light of the high rate of recurrence and treatment failure still observed for most cance

Even before the COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on America’s health care system, there were other challenges faced by those in need of care, not least of all being access and cost.

Sarah Arrowsmith, a scientist and lab coordinator with the Arizona State University Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotech

Fifty years ago, Arizona State University researchers contributed to the development of medical technology that is now helping a small but growing number of patients recover from 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of no

Parents often struggle to explain certain things to their children. There are topics that can be embarrassing, like sex, or tougher situations, like the death of a beloved pet or divorce.

Technology that enables a patient to connect to loved ones via video conferencing and an app that gives family members limited access to medical updates were the winning entries in ASU’s first all-

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Editor's note: As of May 11, America’s reopening has begun, just weeks after the coronavirus had the country on lockdown.

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Being diagnosed with cancer is always alarming and too often, grim. An ancient disease, cancer is still with us, though treatment options remain limited, painful and frequently unsuccessful.

COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate when selecting victims, but the pandemic is underscoring societal inequities when it comes to treatment and response, according to an Arizona State University professo

Editor's note: In an effort to raise awareness about communication disorders in general, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has declared May 

Experts are warning that the coronavirus outbreak could devastate remote indigenous communities around the world.

The proliferation of advanced technology has created many obvious benefits. But it has also raised new questions about privacy, data collection and data monitoring.

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As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the U.S., in addition to tracking the number of COVID-19 daily cases, there is a worldwide scientific community engaged in tracking the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Each May nurses are recognized nationally as part of a weeklong celebration and awareness ca

In an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus, more countries are exploring the use of a wide range of technologies for the purpose of digital contact tracing, that is, leveraging personal d

Forecasting and tracking new cases of COVID-19, ensuring supplies and resources are positioned where and when they are most needed, and determining effective economic recovery plans is no easy feat

Many people are staying at home as much as possible, avoiding mass gatherings and practicing social distancing. They haven’t shown any symptoms that would indicate they have COVID-19.

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April

It has become increasingly clear that, depending on the computer model used, either we could still be in the midst of the pandemic with rising numbers of cases and deaths or we could be nearing the

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Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable

Arizona State University has long been a player in the realm of personalized digital education, with a current count of 175 fully online degree progr

“I learned early in my life that anything I set my mind to, I could do,” said Brenda Hogue, professor and researcher at Arizona State University

Social distancing is flattening the curve of coronavirus in Arizona, according to a team of Arizona State University experts, but they expect the disease to spread if restrictions are lifted.

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When Arizona State University issued its stay-at-home order to faculty, staff and students in March to address the spread of COVID-19, the College of Health Solutions

In November 2019 — and likely, even earlier — a tiny entity measuring just a few hundred billionths of a meter in diameter began to tear apart human society on a global scale.

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Arizona State University College of Health Solutions alumna Tiara Cash describes what she does for a living as “reaching out and holding space

Long before there was COVID-19, there was health care worker burnout. Dealing with the daily stresses that arise from taking care of people in the best of times is demanding enough.

A treasure trove of information relevant to human and environmental health is hiding in an unexpected place.

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Within weeks of arriving on the world stage, SARS-CoV-2 has managed to encircle the globe, leaving illness, mortality and economic devastation in its wake.

In a matter of months, COVID-19 changed the world.

In a relatively short time, much has been written about the global cultural response to the COVID-19

It is not unusual for graduate students to work while pursuing their degrees.

Arizona State University has responded to the coronavirus crisis by ramping up a massive initiative to design, produce and distribute critically needed personal protective equipment and other medic

Ready for some good news for a change?

We thought so.

As cases of COVID-19 rise in Arizona, it’s essential to take a closer look at the current hospital resources that are available in our state.

Humans need interaction, but the COVID-19 pandemic is asking people to step away from each other at a crucial time.

Leonardo da Vinci called water “the driving force of all nature.” Indeed, it is common knowledge that it is an essential, life-sustaining element.

Accuracy is extremely important for cancer radiation treatments.

There are so many factors that contribute to living a healthy lifestyle — adequate physical activity, proper nutrition, a sense of mental well-being — that it can be hard enough to check off all th

Hope isn’t a word that’s getting tossed around much these days.

News outlets, along with everyone else in the world, are sharing their facts, opinions and advice on COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Researchers at Arizona State University are harnessing the power of technology to track and predict trends in everything from disaster response to epidemic outbreaks in real time, using data collec

Arizona’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus can be viewed as a structure assembled in stages.

No one could have predicted that one year after the exceptionally gener

Athena Aktipis could be called a Renaissance woman. After all, she’s a psychologist, evolutionary biologist, cancer biologist and studies conflict and cooperation.

The shutdown of sports across the globe may be a good opportunity for a “reset” when the world restarts after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to several international sports experts.

Gathered around a conference table on a recent February morning in Phoenix are a team of hepatologists — experts on liver function, disease and abnormalities.

In one month, Arizona State University researcher Michael Bernstein went from a trip spanning the globe from Norway and Denmark to the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan to self-imposed quarantine in

Although the current public health crisis has put in-person events in timeout, the need for communication and connection remains strong.

March

TV and radio stations across Arizona will simulcast a live hourlong interview with Gov. Doug Ducey to explore the impact of coronavirus on the state.

A $2 million donation in emergency grants from the Virginia G.

It’s a feeling familiar to us all. We sense it when we’re waiting for the results of a medical exam, preparing to ask our boss for a raise, or rehearsing to ask our crush on a date.

Each year, around 60% of newborns will come into the world with jaundice, a condition that manifests as a yellowing of the baby’s skin.

How are you sleeping these days? If the answer is “not great” — you’re not alone.

As the country adjusts to new work- and learn-from-home routines and increasingly practices social distancing, the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University is f

A shock felt across the state, responses to the current spread of the novel coronavirus have changed ev

For researchers investigating Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating neurodegenerative illness afflicting close to 6 million Americans, it is the best and worst of times.

It’s time to stand and be counted. The United States census, the universal event every American has participated in since 1790, is upon us.

Her breathing is shallow and sporadic, her stomach is doing somersaults and her jaw is locked. She is having a heart attack.

But according to medical standards, she isn’t.

Already considered a global epidemic, human obesity continues to be on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 40% of the U.S. population is considered obese.

Cooperation is essential during a pandemic.

Hydrocephalus is among the neurological disorders for which modern medical science remains stymied in the search for a cure.

Arizona State University’s graduate schools continue to hold high positions in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings.

Physical therapy is an important part of healing and recovery for children experiencing mobility impairments, but it can be distracting, difficult and dull.

Christina Jewett has tailed a Russian mobster, discovered a secret government database kept by the Federal Drug Administration and exposed corrupt doctors and corporations.

A slew of recent headlines have reported historically low birth rates in the U.S., with the reason being attributed to everything f

Nobody is immune to stress, and chronic stress can have serious physical and mental consequences.

February

The hospital of the future will likely be in your living room, enabled by technology and traveling clinicians, according to an expert in health care innovation.

Duct tape is generally regarded as the best friend of armchair handymen everywhere, but it’s not the best tool for troubleshooting a remote control.

Nearly a year’s worth of work led up to a single event for a group of five Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Healt

Arizona State University and Creighton University have announced a new partnership that will give ASU students more options to pursue degrees in the health sciences, contributing to the growing nee

The National Academy of Inventors has named Arizona State University professors Neal Woodbury and

Oscar Ramos, an Arizona native and first-generation college student, is wrapping up his final semester at Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences as a biochemistry major.

Julia Jackman, an Arizona native and a junior in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, is pursuing her concurrent bachelor's degree in biochemistry and global health, along with

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is among five recipients selected from across the country to receive an award to conduct a 2020 National Endowment for t

The marvels of engineering: Our world revolves around remarkable concepts and feats of design, many of which start in classrooms like the ones at Arizona State University.

It’s 2020 and self-care is all the rage.

January

Every mother wants to give her newborn the very best start.

A new coronavirus that emerged last month in China and has claimed the lives of 17 people and infected approximately 540 others has the country on high alert.

The approximately 4 million Arab Americans living in the United States are rarely included in psychological research.

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are partnering for the second year

The hard part of setting goals for the New Year isn’t necessarily deciding what resolutions to make — it’s keeping them.

Researchers at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions have received a $2 million grant from Arizona’s Medicaid agency to evaluate and improve the

What if the answer to fighting disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including treatment-resistant bacteria, could be found in the use of mud as medicine — a treatment that goes back to prehistoric t

Sometimes unnoticed, one of the fastest growing fields in the sports world is also developing at Arizona State.

2019

December

Sun Devils were inspired this fall to launch projects addressing community issues as diverse as gender-inclusive sports and postpartum health for refugees. 

Looking to make those healthy changes stick in the New Year? An Ira A.

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Arizona State University hosted the first IEEE Brain Neurotech Entrepreneurs Workshop Dec.

It’s not easy being teen. Negative images of adolescents populate the media and are associated with words like moody, selfish, impulsive, disrespectful and even dangerous.

According to Arizona State University Clinical Assistant Professor Heather Ross, it is no longer enough for physicians to just be good at takin

Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation, is launching a special yearlong project to cover the ri

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

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

Becoming a new mother can be exciting, but it is also one of the most stressful and vulnerable times in the lives of many women.

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A week after she turned 24, Sasha Bayat had a stroke. 

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Downtown Phoenix doughnut lovers rejoiced this year when beloved Valley chain Bosa Donuts opened not one, not two, but three locations within a 1-mile radius.

November

Today is deadlift day.

Can insecticides, industrial and commercial pollutants, antimicrobials, heavy metals and air pollutants contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s?

Kathleen Yetman grew up knowing where her food came from.

Being a successful student is about more than just passing classes.

Speech is one of those human abilities — like riding a bike — that comes so naturally once mastered it’s easily taken for granted.

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

To study the swiftness of biology — the protein chemistry behind every life function — scientists need to see molecules changing and interacting in unimaginably rapid time increments: tr

Veterans in Arizona are at more than twice the risk of the rest of the population of dying by suicide, according to new information from Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention an

Entrepreneurs are the people who solve the problems we didn’t always know we had. They work long hours to innovate ways to make life better.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau didn’t grow up vegan.

She grew up in New Jersey.

Four faculty members from Arizona State University received grants from the Flinn Foundation to further their bioscience research.

A smile, an encouraging word, a warm greeting, a small note of thanks — all solid examples of kindness.

Judging others is a very human behavior. Stigma — treating people with specific traits as unwanted within society — is a particularly harmful manifestation of that.

Stressed, exhausted and sitting in a hospital waiting room, the last thing anyone wants to do is spend half an hour filling out paperwork.

Viruses are all around us — they are present in most environments, lying in wait for the optimal host, and they even reside within our bodies, whether we know it or not.

Two minutes is all it took for a couple of Sun Devils to help save a life during a recent four-day racquetball tournament on the Tempe campus.

Michael Sheppard is a former Navy special operations combat medic and current PhD student in engineering education systems and design in the Ira A.

Editor’s note: This is the second Q&A in a

What do a pen and the string of a hooded sweatshirt have in common? 

Both can discreetly deliver cannabis products such as marijuana, and both are popular with teenagers.

October

The centuries-long transformation of Halloween from an ancient Celtic festival to the commercialized holiday we know today brought with it many changes.

The future of health care is wearable. Handheld, on-body and in-body devices that monitor health status and help guide therapy will become integral to health care over the next few years.

Research that is helping regional communities solve their wastewater pollution problems has earned Otakuye Conroy-Ben a

Alarmed by the cars speeding through her quiet Austin, Arkansas, neighborhood, Jennifer Moreau had the aha moment that began her journey as a health advocacy warrior. 

A team of scientists, including Efrem Lim, a virologist at the Arizona State University Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics  and a

An Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia diagnosis impacts more than just the person receiving it.

People have a number of reasons for adopting plant-based diets, from improving their health to concerns about animal treatment to a desire to minimize their carbon footprint.

Arizona State University psychology graduate student Victoria Woner is traveling to Chicago this week as a winner of the prestigious Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award.

While making her way around the city on a recent afternoon, Arizona State University Professor Patricia Friedrich noticed something about the cr

A research team from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases collaborated with colleagues from the U.S.,

Odds are that someone in your immediate circle is dealing with breast cancer, given that it affects 1 in 8 women in the United States. Simply being a woman is the single largest risk factor i

One year after a large-scale restructuring, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions has announced growth in enrollment, new faculty and research advancement.  

With organizations the caliber of Mayo Clinic, TGen, the Flinn Foundation, Arizona BioIndustry Association and the state’s universities, Arizona boasts a multitude of talented scientists, health pr

The World Health Organization has appointed Matthew Buman, an associate professor in Arizona State University's

If you’re Italian, you don’t miss Mama’s “red lead” on Sunday night.

For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have pooled their energ

The Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation announces its first-ever human clinical trial to attempt to eradicate the severe gastrointestinal effects of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), a rare disorder cause

September

The world’s problems rarely respect national boundaries. Diseases like autism, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s and infections cross populations, territories, genders and ethnicities.

At one time or another, we were all scientists. There is a reason a child’s first questions include: “What is it?”, “Why?” and “How?”

Without the human body, sport as we know it would not exist.

Your body is bustling with electrical activity.

A dermal regenerator was the medical tool used to repair spaceship crew members’ wounds on the science fiction TV show “Star Trek.”

Effective diagnosis and treatment of disease draws on painstaking research, which often relies on biological samples.

Update: At the Oct.

Knowing someone who has been deported could make children more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with or screened for a developmental disorder, according to the findings of an interdiscipl

Marine biologist Beth Polidoro did not always aspire to be a scientist. She first wanted to be a reporter, covering wars and human rights abuses across the globe.

Roughly 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2050, that number is expected to increase to roughly 14 million.

Imagine being fully aware of the present moment, all of your sensations, feelings and thoughts, and being OK with it.

Nowadays, you don’t have to look very hard to see the power of big data.

Even the most high-quality health care delivered by conscientious providers can fall short of optimal performance when hindered by inefficient patient access management.

Suicide, which is responsible for more than 800,000 deaths annually worldwide, is now the second leading cause of death among young adults, ahead of homicide, drugs and alcohol, cancer and heart di

Dr. Joseph Furst, a Mayo Clinic physician, annually spends two weeks in the summer providing medical care to at-risk communities in other countries.

Local authorities are asking Phoenix metro area residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and get rid of standing water where the insects can breed due to a sharp increase in West Nile vi

Nearly half of physical therapy patients are age 65 and older.

Suicides are up across the board in America, according to a recent national study showing a 33% increase since two decades ago, the highest since World War II.

First-year student Ashley Stills is on a mission to serve mothers and their newborns in local and international communities.

How important is mom? What about dad?

Is there a norm when it comes to how long a mom breastfeeds her baby?

In today’s health conscious community, kombucha is all the rage.

August

J. Orin Edson built his first boat when he was just a kid boating around Lake Washington.

When researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA of Ötzi, a man entombed in ice some 5,300 years ago, high in the Tyrolean Alps, they made a startling discovery.

Nearly 1 in 4 Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study by Arizona State University researchers.

With advances in technology and our understanding of the human body come better techniques for diagnosing disease.

ASU faculty members are pretty smart — and we don't just mean being experts on carbon c

Recently, dramatic news came out of Africa concerning Ebola, one of the world’s deadliest and most feared diseases. New drugs can overcome the virus and save lives.

After a brief career in biotech sales following graduation at Arizona State University, Benjamin Jones started a fitness business in the garage of his Gilbert home.

More than a hundred years after they were first identified, two ominous signposts of Alzheimer’s disease remain central topics of research — both formed by sticky accumulations of protein in the br

Undergraduate global health student Mariyah Dreza spent her summer researching mental health in Guatemala and along the way had the opportunity to speak to an audience of local undergraduate studen

Even though it may seem at first that the internet is an almost infinite source of knowledge, one needs to know how to properly navigate it in order to discern what’s truthful.

Sun Devil supporters bolstered scholarships, medical advancements, professorships and research opportunities as part of a banner fundraising year for the ASU Foundation.

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus has a new leader and will move into a more spacious home in the coming weeks.

A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression, according to a study led by the 

Unproven and unregulated stem cell therapies for treatments for conditions ranging from Parkinson’s disease to multiple sclerosis to macular degeneration are putting patients at risk in a market th

When she was 5, doctors gave Claudia Reeves' parents a dire warning: Without reconstructive surgery, their daughter's face was at risk of collapsing.

July

A leading nonprofit public health organization has named College of Health Solutions Assistant Professor Mac McCullough a 40 Und

Every year, the U.S. government identifies up-and-coming scientists from each state who are deserving of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Editor's note: July 3 marked the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

An award-winning national editor for the Associated Press and a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist are joining a Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication effort to provide q

In just five years, an Arizona State University student engineering project has grown into a global humanitarian mission that is now poised to transform the way health care is delivered.

When diagnosing and treating illnesses, traditional medicine looks to the ailment itself. But what about the biological, environmental and evolutionary factors that paved its way?

The microbial world of viruses is poised to attack. Viral, nonliving entities have the ability to infect you and spread to others, jumping from host to host to host.

ASU prides itself on having faculty who care about their students and wish to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

How much of what you learned in high school do you still use 20 years later? Probably not a lot.

Editor's note: July 3 marked the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

The Arizona State University Environmental Health and Safety team has received the CSHEMA Marketing Award from the 

Building on years of successful executive education for health care professionals, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is adding a new

Nobel laureate Leland Hartwell will join the faculty of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University in August, making Barrett the o

When suffering happens anywhere in the world, humanitarian organizations rush in, providing food, shelter and medical supplies.

Standing for hours within crowds of people in hot, sunny and humid conditions is a recipe for heat-related illness — but that’s what spectators at the Tokyo Summer Olympics marathons may be dealing

One of the current paradigms in cancer treatment is not to treat a tumor itself.

When Nic Sheff was 11 years old, he began drinking vodka. A year later he was using marijuana, soon joined by acid, ecstasy, mushrooms and cocaine.

Along with the fireworks, festivities and barbecues that celebrate the Fourth of July, one of the most moving events to witness is a naturalization ceremony. For those seeking U.S.

Neuroscience researcher Benjamin Readhead appears along with National Institutes of Health Director Frances S.

Just breathe.

If detecting lung infections were as simple as taking a breath, patients with cystic fibrosis would be able to seek treatment sooner.

On June 13, the National Academy of Sciences appointed Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Associate Professor Marlon Bailey to serve as a member of its

June

Do happy, well-functioning families benefit the economy?

Recently, the culture is moving to change transportation habits for both health and environmental benefits.

Viruses are likely the most abundant biological entities on Earth — they inhabit every ecosystem and thus have shaped the evolution of most species.

Whether you’re a bacon fanatic, a vegan or somewhere in between, the choices you make about the foods you consume reverberate much further than your own body.

Health wasn’t something Maza Wasi ever thought about.

Firearms are the second leading cause of death behind vehicle crashes for young people in the U.S., and gun deaths among people age 19 and younger have skyrocketed 44% since 2013, according to the

Carnegie-Knight News21, the multi-university, in-depth journalism collaborative based at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the Student

Advances in technology make modern living easier, from improving communication to creating new tools such as the internet and smartphones; these technological improvements are now being applied to

Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, eight times more than men do.

Arizona State University prides itself on an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to solving some of the world’s most prominent problems.

The Arizona State University charter describes a commitment to linking innovation with the advancement of research and discovery of public value.

OncoMyx Therapeutics, the latest biotech spinout company from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, announced today it has raised $25 million in new funding to help commercialize an innov

In 2015, one of the longest-running hospital systems in the nation and the most innovative university in the nation came together to address the need to accelerate the health and well-being of thei

We all know the importance of health care services on a personal level.

Arizona State University has moved into the top 10 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded in 2018.

May

Though much has been done over the past few decades to raise awareness about the threat of heart disease, it continues to be the leading killer of women in the United States, accounting for

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in 59 people in the United States, causing a variety of difficulties with social communication and repetitive behavior.

An Arizona State University faculty member in the School of Sustainability now is the leader of the top climate research providers in the world.

The rates of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in American youth are all on the rise.

Each day, more than 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid use, and

The spring and early summer temperatures in Arizona are perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and camping.

What happens when you combine the opportunities created through "internet of things" technologies with Arizona State University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem?

Two Arizona State University professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

For the third year, select Arizona State University faculty will spend their summer advancing research and understanding on a significant health challenge, in partnership with Mayo Clinic.

An interlocking breathing tube that prevents death by accidental removal. An app that provides peace of mind concerning your sexual health.

In the United States, obesity rates among children ages 2 to 19 years old have skyrocketed from 10% in 1999 to over 18.5% in 2

So you got a Fitbit for Christmas and you were psyched. New year, new me, you thought. Time to pump up the jams and get down to business.

One in four adults in the U.S.

Editor’s note: This Q&A is the first in a two-part series about how ASU's Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working together

You are what you eat. But first, you are what your mother eats. And it wasn’t that long ago when no one blinked an eye at a pregnant woman sipping a cocktail.

Who doesn’t love a garden? Turning the soil and planting seeds or seedlings just so, then watering and witnessing subtle, then significant growth over time.

Engineers solve some of the world’s biggest problems, but they need more than technical skills to create meaningful solutions.

A toddler sat alone in the middle of a pile of toys, absorbed in stacking plastic blocks to form an unsteady tower.

“Eat healthier and exercise more.”

Less than a year after the groundwork was first laid for a collaboration between Arizona State University and Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, a delegation

The popular adage that men are from Mars and women are from Venus might seem an antiquated notion nowadays.

Scientists know that age and weight are risk factors in the development of cancer.

Looking to expand its international footprint, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University has created a new

Arizona State University Associate Professor Heather Switzer and alumna Anastasia Todd are using the power of narrative to break the current fr

Meet Trilly: The black-and-tan, floppy-eared, 9-year-old Gordon setter may have just made medical history by receiving a shot that may contain the very first vaccine intended to prevent cancer.

An innovative idea, the right pitch and an affiliation with Arizona State University may be the winning combination for two companies participating in the InvestU pitch event on May 20.

Improving the quality of food for families in South Phoenix will likely require many changes, ranging from policy updates at the federal level to a stronger focus on culture at the family level, ac

Early one spring evening in a bright green workout room at a YMCA in west Phoenix, a petite woman stands at the head of a group of parents and their children demonstrating jump squats.

April

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“In everything you do, put others first,” said Benjamin J. Jones at the Sun Devil 100 luncheon on Monday.

That was Jones’ advice on how to become a game-changing entrepreneur.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for

What makes us who we are and how does that change as we get older?

A giant, grinning inflatable Sparky marked the spot Thursday morning on a soon-to-be-bustling-with-construction dirt lot where Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic broke ground on the new Healt

If one thing was clear Wednesday afternoon at the launch of the Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s

Arizona State University representatives from across campuses attended a symposium April 17–18 in Phoenix to gain insight into the veteran space, network with local and military veteran community l

A third of all Americans have difficulty sleeping, and many of them turn to melatonin supplements to catch some Zs.

We know that our DNA can tell us a lot about ourselves, from susceptibility to certain cancer types to biological relationships.

Cindi SturtzSreetharan was driving her daughter home from school when her daughter asked, “Do you think my thighs look fat?” The child was 9 years old.

Through their generous philanthropic investments, Leo and Annette Beus have already made a lasting ASU impact.

MyChoice, an internet-based decision aid that provides clear, unbiased information to Arizona State University student survivors of sexual assault, is scheduled for field testing during the 2019-20

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, largely affects movement and causes i

Easing the problem of homelessness will require communities to build more affordable housing, and that will require creating a new narrative with people who oppose it, according to two Arizona Stat

Championing the need for research, programs and support for caregivers has been a passion of David Coon’s for more than three decades.

Electrical engineering researchers are constantly improving the technologies that impact our everyday lives.

Launching a business takes laser focus and gritty perseverance as entrepreneurs devote massive amounts of time to their ventures. It’s a lot of stress.

When you search online for “CTE and NFL,” you’ll find a list of 54 professional football players who have died and were diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopath

Shawn served three years in prison for burglary, then walked out to face a dizzying array of requirements he had to fulfill with almost no help and no money.

What do you get when you combine computer science, physics, robotics and nanotechnology?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, up from 1 in every 150 in 2000.

From phone apps that measure light pollution to crowdsourced maps that track parasites, the process of collect

An arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer

March

“I have had the opportunity to participate in many different projects and activities at ASU, all of which were fantastic for my growth. However, this project feels more meaningfu

Chris Wharton thinks television is a worse public health crisis than guns, and you can quote him on it.

People don’t go to the dentist for lots of reasons: fear, lack of insurance, reluctance to take too much time off work.

In 2016, the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University embarked on a journey to change how biochemistry could be taught and create opportunities for

Dementia is a health issue that touches everyone, from the person afflicted to their friends and family to the individuals providing their care.

Some say space is the final frontier. Michael Lawton, president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute, says it’s the human brain.

Displaced and powerless, refugees and incarcerated people both struggle with the concept of hope, according to two social work experts who have researched the resilience of these populations.

Momentum is beginning to shift toward addressing the effects of mass incarceration, and Arizona State University has several initiatives to address the growing concern over the fate of people in pr

If everything had gone as originally conceived, the land at Fourth and McKinley streets in downtown Phoenix would be smack-dab in the middle of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football stadium complex.

There are two narratives in climate change right now. One is the day-to-day drumbeat of news stories, usually a new scientific study, and usually put aside with the day’s second cup of coffee.

In 2017, health care spending in the United States grew to $3.5 trillion, or nearly 18 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

Do you change the channel when you see an ad for the Gardasil vaccine?

Floods, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes.

Did the Black Plague that besieged medieval Europe also creep south to devastate sub-Saharan Africa?

It’s the Friday before spring break and tucked down the bustling hallway of the Sun Devil Fitness Complex are more than a dozen students from Arizona State University's College of

By the time Berta Carbajal found herself in a conference room, shoulder-to-shoulder with state legislators, members of a city council and heads

A new Arizona State University study has found that boys whose parents were less involved and communicative with them during childhood were significantly more likely to carry a gun during their tee

A measles outbreak that has affected 71 people in the state of Washington has drawn national attentio

February

Arizona now is a place for big dreams and aspirations, but we didn’t get here by wishing it, said Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow to a group of Valley leaders on Thursday.

Researchers, scientists and other community experts are working together to disrupt dementia and end Alzheimer’s disease before losing another generation.

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

An English master’s student, a business sophomore and an urban planning undergrad walk into a classroom. There is no punchline here, and they are all in the right place.

Everyone needs sleep, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy for everyone — especially when your natural sleep cycle is disrupted, throwing off your internal clock.

Known for its palm trees, beautiful beaches and nearly perfect year-round weather, Hawaii is rightfully called paradise.

Robert Cialdini’s work in fusing social psychology and marketing led to a new way of thinking about consumer behavior and launched a best-selling book.

Dontá McGilvery has devoted his life to finding people who live at the margins of society and giving them a voice through theater.

Tucked away somewhere, in the annals of many a university’s research archives, are the theses of the students of yesteryear.

The Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards bring attention to a crucial component of graduate education — the many hours faculty invest in nurturing and developing the academic identiti

Last year, the New York Times

Exemplifying Arizona State University’s commitment to innovation and impact, four faculty members have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Michelle Memran met playwright Maria Irene Fornes two decades ago.

Arizona State University researchers work all over the world from Antarctica to Mexico and Tucson to Pasadena, and a group of journalists and storytellers from the Cronkite School is following them

Fear. Anxiety. Hope. Desire. Love. Anger. Guilt. Grief. These are just a few of the emotions universal to our human experience.

The fun kept rolling Saturday with the second of Arizona State University's Open Door events, where members of the community were invited to check out the exciting work being done by the scho

Boris DeCourt was about 12 years old when he knew he would be committing his life to biomedical research.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, taking more lives each year than all cancers combined.

For those who study humanity, it’s tough to get the big picture if they limit themselves to the culture, history and environment of just one place.

Katherine Sizov wanted to save the apples.

January

In 2017, the United States spent $3.5 trillion on health. That’s 18 percent of the country’s GDP, and almost six times more than the budget of the U.S. Department of Defense.

The challenge of Alzheimer’s disease is hard for the patient, painful for the family and, in many ways, still baffling for researchers. 

An Arizona State University professor is challenging the long-held premise that obesity is the primary cause of many major weight-related health conditions and suggests focusing on healthy behavior

Pregnancy is no walk in the park: Women can suffer sudden weight gain, nausea, fatigue, headaches and mood swings.

Oussama Khatib, a professor of computer science at Stanford University, encountered a pivotal moment during the first outing of his deep-sea robot,

Breezing, a spinout company that was the result of discoveries made at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, was recently named an Arizona Innovation Ch

Fitness goals are typically at the forefront of New Year’s resolutions for many Americans.

Community-based care is ASU nursing Professor Gerri Lamb’s jam.

Earning a college degree can be a crucial step toward life success. But some Arizona State University students want more — they are earning three degrees at one time.

Knowing who needs to be where, on what day and at what time. Buying a bigger pair of pants before a child outgrows what is currently hanging in the closet.

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.  

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

Oxygen is at the center of everything.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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