Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University (commonly referred to as ASU or Arizona State) is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona

Targeting an early instigator of Alzheimer’s disease with new drugs

Over a hundred years after they were first identified, two ominous signposts of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remain central topics of research—both formed by sticky accumulations of protein in the brain. Amyloid beta solidifies into senile plaques, which congregate in the extracellular spaces of nerve tissue, while tau protein creates tangled forms crowding the bodies of

Targeting an early instigator of Alzheimer’s disease with new drugs

Next-generation wastewater treatment and water reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering

An OU-led interdisciplinary global study expands the understanding of activated sludge microbiomes for next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering. A University of Oklahoma-led interdisciplinary global study expands the understanding of activated sludge microbiomes for next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering. Wastewater treatment and reuse are critical to

Next-generation wastewater treatment and water reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering

Arizona State University (ASU)

Gene editing made safer

The advance of science is something like the wandering of an explorer through an uncharted jungle. Often, the dense undergrowth can seem impenetrable, but at certain privileged moments, a clearing opens, and an entirely new landscape emerges. Something like this is occurring in the field of biology with the recent discovery of powerful techniques for

Gene editing made safer

A DNA circuit that is capable of splitting and combining current marks the beginning of DNA based microelectronics

Researchers at Arizona State University, in collaboration with NYU and Duke University, have recently designed, created and tested a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet. For sheer versatility, there’s no molecule quite like DNA. The iconic double-helix carries the genetic

A DNA circuit that is capable of splitting and combining current marks the beginning of DNA based microelectronics

Major advancement in nanomedicine: Programmed nanorobots shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply

In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply. “We have developed the first fully autonomous, DNA robotic system for a

Major advancement in nanomedicine: Programmed nanorobots shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply

Portable artificial-intelligence devices get closer with artificial synapse for brain-on-a-chip hardware

When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can’t be beat. Packed within the squishy, football-sized organ are somewhere around 100 billion neurons. At any given moment, a single neuron can relay instructions to thousands of other neurons via synapses — the spaces between neurons, across which neurotransmitters are exchanged. There are more

Portable artificial-intelligence devices get closer with artificial synapse for brain-on-a-chip hardware

A new method to predict tipping points could help prevent colony collapse disorder

A new method to predict tipping points –  the moment at which sudden change occurs in complex networked systems – may offer insights that prevent colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon in which the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear, threatening the agricultural economy at a global level. In 2015-2016, U.S. beekeepers lost 44

A new method to predict tipping points could help prevent colony collapse disorder

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A simple urine test for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home

A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home – according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Scientists pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years

A simple urine test for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home

An artificial intelligence based algorithm could help doctors treat patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant global cause of mortality and morbidity with an increasing incidence, especially in low-and-middle income countries. The most severe TBIs are treated in intensive care units (ICU), but in spite of the proper and high-quality care, about one in three patients dies. Patients that suffer from severe TBI are

An artificial intelligence based algorithm could help doctors treat patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Engineered bacteria that feed on CO2 could lead to the development of carbon-neutral fuels

Bacteria in the lab of Prof. Ron Milo of the Weizmann Institute of Science have not just sworn off sugar – they have stopped eating all of their normal solid food, existing instead on carbon dioxide (CO2) from their environment. That is, they were able to build all of their biomass from air. This feat, which involved nearly a

Engineered bacteria that feed on CO2 could lead to the development of carbon-neutral fuels

Using machine learning to build a better battery

Discovering the next generation of batteries with some help from AI Designing the best molecular building blocks for battery components is like trying to create a recipe for a new kind of cake, when you have billions of potential ingredients. The challenge involves determining which ingredients work best together — or, more simply, produce an edible

Using machine learning to build a better battery

An injectable magnetizable fluid could extend trauma patients’ survival time

Injectable, biocompatible magnetorheological suspension could halt bleeding in trauma related injuries Inspired by their use in mechanical systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are testing a magnetically-actuated fluidic valve to use in trauma patients suffering from hemorrhage. Yonatan Tekleab and his colleagues will explain how the valve works at the American Physical Society’s Division of

An injectable magnetizable fluid could extend trauma patients’ survival time

Could problem drinking be reduced with just one shot of ketamine?

An incredible new experimental study from University College London has found a specifically timed infusion of ketamine can effectively rewrite maladaptive reward memories. In this study a number of subjects with harmful alcohol behaviours significantly reduced their drinking for several months following a single ketamine treatment. Ketamine was originally developed as a novel anaesthetic in

Could problem drinking be reduced with just one shot of ketamine?