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2014-01-07 23:24:10

Arizona State University and Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland are joining forces to create the new International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, which will offer the first degree program of its kind. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Arizona State University (ASU) and Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland are joining forces to create the new International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, which will offer the first degree program of its kind. The initiative is at the...

2013-08-20 23:04:42

AZ-based company developing inexpensive tools for individual health monitoring Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 HealthTell, Inc., a biotech spinout from Arizona State University, has raised $4 million in new funding over the past few months to help commercialize a new test for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. “Last year, more than 270,000 Americans died from lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers – the top four cancers worldwide,” said Bill Colston,...

2011-12-20 13:39:10

Futuristic robots may be coming soon to an ocean near you. Sensorbots are spherical devices equipped with biogeochemical sensors, that promise to open a new chapter in the notoriously challenging exploration of earth´s largest ecosystem–the ocean. The devices are being designed and developed in the laboratory of Professor Deirdre Meldrum, ASU Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation at Arizona State University´s Biodesign Institute....

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2011-12-05 21:21:17

Individual molecules have been used to create electrical components like resistors, transistors and diodes, that mimic the properties of familiar semiconductors. But according to Nongjian (NJ) Tao, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute® at Arizona State University, unique properties inherent in single molecules may also allow clever designers to produce novel devices whose behavior falls outside the performance observed in conventional electronics. In research appearing in today's...

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2011-07-07 14:05:59

By Richard Harth, The Biodesign Institute On July 8, at approximately 11:26 a.m. EDT, the space shuttle Atlantis will streak skyward from the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A, for one last mission. While the STS-135 flight marks the end of the space shuttle's glory days, its final trip may open a new era of research into infectious diseases, thanks to space bound experiments conducted by Dr's. Cheryl Nickerson, and Roy Curtiss III, along with their colleagues at Arizona State...

2011-05-26 21:07:54

A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing low-cost, renewable biofuels from bacteria.  The team has reprogrammed photosynthetic microbes to secrete high-energy fats, making byproduct recovery and conversion to biofuels easier and potentially more commercially viable. "The real costs involved in any biofuel production are harvesting the goodies and turning them into fuel," said Roy Curtiss, of the...

2011-01-24 18:16:23

Antibodies are watchdogs of human health, continuously prowling the body and registering minute changes associated with infection or disease with astonishing acuity. They also serve as biochemical memory banks, faithfully recording information about pathogens they encounter and efficiently storing this data for later use. Stephen Albert Johnston, Neal Woodbury and their colleagues at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have been exploring mechanisms of antibody activity,...

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2011-01-11 11:28:41

By Richard Harth, Science Writer: The Biodesign Institute Under the electron microscope, a coronavirus may resemble a spiny sea urchin or appear crownlike, (the shape from which this family of pathogens takes its name). Previously recognized as the second leading cause of the common cold in humans and for economically important diseases in many domesticated animals, a new disease form abruptly emerged as a major public health concern in 2002, when the SARS coronavirus (CoV) surfaced in Asia....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.