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  • New award accelerates ASU's efforts in synthetic biology – October 13, 2014
    A new four-year, multi-million dollar award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will be used to develop the technology necessary to synthesize, screen and sequence artificial genetic polymers composed of threose nucleic acid (TNA).
  • Mayo grant will advance ASU's development of device to aid diabetics – September 18, 2014
    An award of $65,000 from Mayo Clinic in Arizona will help Arizona State University bioengineer Jeffrey La Belle continue development of a tear-based glucose meter designed to help people living with diabetes monitor their health.
  • ASU's Charles Arntzen named Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year – September 12, 2014
    Charles J. Arntzen, the founding director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been named the 2014 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year. The award is given annually to the life science researcher in Arizona who has made the most significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biological processes.
  • Entrepreneur: EndoVantage spins ASU research into product for market – September 12, 2014
    After finding success securing local grants, EndoVantage LLC is looking to bring its virtual surgical planning tool to market. The technology — computer simulations that allow surgeons to prepare for vascular techniques — was invented by two engineers at Arizona State University and expanded upon by a partnership with Dr. Brian Shawn, a surgeon at Mayo Clinic.
  • ASU Biodesign Institute has $1.5 billion impact on Arizona economy – August 26, 2014
    Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has made an economic impact of $1.5 billion in its first decade of operation, according to a study by the Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • ASU continues to shape Arizona's energy future – August 25, 2014
    Arizona State University has long taken action in shaping Arizona’s energy future. In the next iteration of this endeavor, Gary Dirks, director of LightWorks, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) at Arizona State University, has been named a member of the Governor’s State Energy Advisory Board.
  • ASU lauded for entrepreneurship, economic growth – August 19, 2014
    Arizona State University is among 12 universities recognized for their accomplishments “as creators of intellectual capital and economic growth” in a recent book-length report on the nexus between university innovation and economic development.
  • ASU scientist's research led to experimental Ebola drug – August 6, 2014
    An Arizona State University scientist's work helped lead to an experimental Ebola drug given to two health workers who were sickened by the deadly virus.
  • Arizona State University scientist Roy Curtiss garners AZBio’s Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement – August 3, 2014
    Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D., of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arizona Bioindustry Association.
  • New ASU center to expand cutting-edge research – August 1, 2014
    African sleeping sickness infects an estimated 20,000 people a year and is almost always fatal if untreated. Diagnosis is complex. The drugs used to treat the illness can have serious side effects. But a breakthrough discovery a few years ago using cutting-edge X-ray technology revealed a weak spot, an enzyme, in the parasite that causes the disease.

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