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Released: 27-Apr-2022 7:05 PM EDT
ASU Ranked No. 2 globally for UN Sustainable Development Goals; Ranked No. 1 in the United States for third year in a row
Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University has been recognized as a global leader in sustainability efforts, coming in second in the world and first in the U.S. in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings released Wednesday.

Newswise: After a wildfire, how does a town rebuild?
Released: 26-Jan-2022 6:05 PM EST
After a wildfire, how does a town rebuild?
Northern Arizona University

The West sees destructive wildfires every year—yet it hadn’t seen anything like the Camp Fire. Three months after the most destructive wildfire in recent history, wildfire sociologist Catrin Edgeley went to the devastated town of Paradise to learn how residents and town leaders were recovering. Edgeley wanted to know how lessons learned in one disaster could be individualized and applied to other fires—lessons that are increasingly important in Arizona as climate change leads to longer, more severe fire seasons.

Released: 24-Sep-2021 3:05 PM EDT
ASU ranks number one in innovation for the seventh year in a row
Arizona State University (ASU)

For the seventh year in a row Arizona State University was ranked number one in innovation by U.S. News and World Report.

Released: 15-Sep-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Patients in Phoenix area now can benefit from Mayo Clinic’s advanced care at home model of care
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic has expanded its innovative advanced care at home model of care, which provides comprehensive care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Beginning this week, many patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area who otherwise would need to be hospitalized will be able to receive in-person and virtual care through Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home platform.

Released: 28-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Arizona's Economic Forecast: Will the State See a Rebound in Summer Tourism?
Arizona State University (ASU)

Despite the Valley’s high temperatures, the appeal of traveling and enjoying leisure activities and entertainment around the state exists and contributes to the state’s overall tourism tax revenue. In 2019, prior to the pandemic, Arizona’s estimated tax revenue from lodging, restaurants and bars, retail and amusement was well over $67 million in June alone, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism. So what’s Arizona’s summer economic forecast for 2021 after a cautious pandemic year?

Released: 22-Jun-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Knitting's Resurgence Reflects Women's Desire To Confront Inequality
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Based on interviews, surveys and going "undercover" as a knitter, marketing professor Andre F. Maciel concluded that millions of knitters are engaged in a political and cultural battle to gain more respect for skills often scorned as women's work.

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Released: 5-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EST
Duke Reiter and ASU's University City Exchange: Driven by a sense of urgency
Arizona State University (ASU)

The I-10 corridor offers a living laboratory for exploring the biggest issues of our time, from immigration, to energy, to water

Released: 21-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
New research identifies best exercise times for adjusting body's internal clock
Arizona State University (ASU)

New research offers hope for people looking to adjust more easily to unique bedtimes associated with jet lag, shift work or military deployments.

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Released: 21-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST
Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, The University of Texas at Austin awarded $1.5M from ARPA-E to transform energy technology
Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers at Arizona State University, The University of Texas at Austin and Northern Arizona University granted $1.5 million by ARPA-E to demonstrate an entirely new direct air capture (DAC) concept using novel materials to collect low-pressure carbon dioxide from ambient air.

Released: 14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Rest in Peace, Mars Exploration Rover-B, AKA Opportunity: Jan. 25, 2004-Feb. 13, 2019
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University planetary scientist Mark Salvatore eulogizes NASA's Opportunity rover after the mission was declared ended on Feb. 13, months after the rover went silent during a dust storm and 15 years after it landed on Mars.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Bridging the ‘digital divide’: Computer scientist using innovative technology, social science to improve lives in underserved communities
Northern Arizona University

Morgan Vigil-Hayes, an assistant professor of computer science at Northern Arizona University, aims to bring more reliable Internet access to tribal communities and other underserved areas by designing and implementing community-centric networked systems that can operate in resource-limited environments.

Released: 11-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Arizona cybersecurity expert elected senior member of the National Academy of Inventors
Northern Arizona University

Bertrand Cambou, a professor of practice at Northern Arizona University, has authored or co-authored 48 granted patents in his career and has disclosed 32 inventions at NAU, leading to a total of 35 patent applications. His main areas of research include the design of novel cryptographic primitives and protocols with Physically Unclonable Functions, True Random Generators and the use of nanotechnologies such as memristors and ReRAMs.

Released: 1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Major DOE study launched to drastically reduce data center energy consumption
Northern Arizona University

The team, which includes Northern Arizona University physicist Ryan Behunin, is creating a low-power, low-cost solution to overcome power and bandwidth scaling limitations of the current technologies governing data center energy use, which is expected to use a fifth of the world's electricity by 2025.

Released: 23-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
The value of ecological restoration: In new study, researchers find people willing to pay to protect aquifer recharge and water supply
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University researchers Julie Mueller, Adrienne Soder and Abe Springer found residents of the Phoenix metropolitan area are willing to pay to protect critical habitats, access to recreation, surface and groundwater and culturally significant areas around the Salt and Verde River watershed.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
Access to Care, Knowledge About Genetic Testing and Clinical Trials Identified as Key Issues in Landmark Survey of Neuromuscular Community
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

ONEVoice, a landmark survey funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and conducted by Edge Research, has identified key areas of concern among more than 3,000 respondents – 2,430 adults with neuromuscular disease and 932 caregivers/family members – as well as ways in which many of these concerns can be addressed.

Newswise: ASU professor finds correlation between cochlear implant users' vocal emotional recognition, quality of life
Released: 16-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
ASU professor finds correlation between cochlear implant users' vocal emotional recognition, quality of life
Arizona State University (ASU)

Better vocal emotional recognition correlates to a better quality of life. Cochlear implant users often confuse happiness with anger.

Released: 16-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
New Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator opens applications
Arizona State University (ASU)

The Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University that is designed specifically for medical device and health care technology companies, is now accepting applications.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
ASU Online undergraduate degrees ranked No. 2 in the nation by US News & World Report
Arizona State University (ASU)

The online undergraduate program at Arizona State University has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a score of 98 out of 100. Four online master’s degree programs at ASU also were ranked in the top 10 in the country.

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Released: 15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
ASU engineering ranks in U.S. News’ top 10 best online programs
Arizona State University (ASU)

Innovative technology and award-winning faculty propel Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to #9 among online graduate engineering programs nationwide

Released: 15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Adapting protocol pioneered for Zika, researchers find West Nile Virus now a permanent part of Arizona ecosystem
Northern Arizona University

With winter temperatures in Maricopa County rarely dipping below freezing--60 degrees and raining, like today, is one of its more wintry days--Arizona is a perfect home for virus-carrying mosquitoes to overwinter, allowing the virus to survive.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST
MDA Awards Venture Philanthropy Grant to AcuraStem to Develop Novel Treatment for ALS
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded an MDA Venture Philanthropy (MVP) grant totaling $300,000 over two years to AcuraStem Incorporated to support preclinical development of a novel small molecule therapeutic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Released: 4-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
The Science of Consciousness TSC 2019Interlaken - Switzerland June 25-28, 2019
Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2019 is the 26th annual international interdisciplinary conference on fundamental questions and cutting-edge issues connected with conscious experience. https://www.tsc2019-interlaken.ch/

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Released: 2-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
NAU’s Trujillo on team discovering farthest solar system object ever seen
Northern Arizona University

Astronomy professor Chad Trujillo is on a team that's searching for Planet X, and while they're still looking for the elusive orb, the team has discovered other planets and more moons around Jupiter.

Newswise: Animals help mitigate climate change through influence on carbon cycle, according to interdisciplinary team of remote sensing scientists
Released: 7-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST
Animals help mitigate climate change through influence on carbon cycle, according to interdisciplinary team of remote sensing scientists
Northern Arizona University

Scott Goetz and Chris Doughty of Northern Arizona University participated in a study published in the journal Science that shows animals play a significant role in mitigating the effects of climate change by mediating carbon exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere.

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3-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
Hysterectomy Linked to Memory Deficit in an Animal Model
Arizona State University (ASU)

The non-pregnant uterus is commonly assumed to be an unimportant organ. One third of American women have a hysterectomy by age 60, often before natural menopause. Arizona State University researchers have found an animal model of hysterectomy resulted in decreased memory capacity and an altered hormonal profile within two months after surgery. The study suggests an important role for the uterus that could impact cognitive aging.

Newswise: Bioarchaeologist receives NSF grant to study rise and fall of ancient societies in southern Peru
Released: 3-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
Bioarchaeologist receives NSF grant to study rise and fall of ancient societies in southern Peru
Northern Arizona University

Corina Kellner of Northern Arizona University will use a Senior Archaeology Award to fund two summers of research in southern Peru to study the development, expansion and collapse of the Nasca and Wari societies during the Andean Middle Horizon period at Huaca del Loro.

Released: 30-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
ASU research finds that women earn 18 percent less than men in online job market
Arizona State University (ASU)

A team at ASU has analyzed a huge data set from an online labor market and discovered that women earn less than men in technology work — primarily because of the women's choices in seeking jobs.

Newswise: Researchers visually track disease transmission, reveals previously unknown connections
Released: 28-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
Researchers visually track disease transmission, reveals previously unknown connections
Northern Arizona University

The study, which was recently published in Nature, tracked how disease is spread by placing colored dust on hibernating bats to mimic how a fungal pathogen is transferred from one individual to another. Then, biologists found connections between how the dust moves and actual diseases spread.

Newswise: So tired you can't even...make ethical decisions
Released: 28-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
So tired you can't even...make ethical decisions
Arizona State University (ASU)

Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on ethical decision-making, says ASU professor

Newswise: Professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields
Released: 26-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields
Northern Arizona University

Jani Ingram and Angelina Castagno of Northern Arizona University received an NSF grant to study the ethical issues Indigenous students and professionals experience in STEM fields and the extent to which spiritual beliefs and taboos create barriers to the pursuit of STEM-related careers.

Newswise: Amazonian Peatlands May Soon Switch From a Carbon Sink to a Carbon Source
Released: 19-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Amazonian Peatlands May Soon Switch From a Carbon Sink to a Carbon Source
Arizona State University (ASU)

Until humans can find a way to geoengineer ourselves out of the climate disaster we’ve created, we must rely on natural carbon sinks, such as oceans and forests, to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. These ecosystems are deteriorating at the hand of climate change. Once destroyed, they may not only stop absorbing carbon from the atmosphere, but start emitting it.

Newswise: Climate change will likely cause darker tropical forests
Released: 19-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST
Climate change will likely cause darker tropical forests
Northern Arizona University

Christopher Doughty and a team of researchers studied more than 4,000 leaves in the tropics of Peru. Not only did they find that climate change will likely cause leaves to become thinner, but these leaves will become darker and absorb more of the sun’s energy as the planet warms.

Newswise: NASA telescope’s ‘non-detection’ of first interstellar object in solar system leads team of astronomers to conclusions about mystery object's size, reflectivity
Released: 14-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
NASA telescope’s ‘non-detection’ of first interstellar object in solar system leads team of astronomers to conclusions about mystery object's size, reflectivity
Northern Arizona University

Led by Northern Arizona University astronomy professor David Trilling, the group determined ’Oumuamua's general size, which was too small to be seen by the telescope, as well as finding it may be 10 times more reflective than comets in the solar system.

Released: 5-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Is Your Smart Fridge Spying on You? Electrical Engineers to Lead Development of Next-Gen Cybersecurity Solutions for Internet of Things
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Fatemeh Afghah is leading the study, which is funded by the NSF's Partnerships for Innovation Program.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Study finds 'alarming' rates of HPV prevalence among American Indian women
Northern Arizona University

Naomi Lee, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, is part of a team that found rates of HPV were four times higher among women 50-65 years old in AIAN communities than in the same age range of the general population. This could contribute to the higher rates of cervical cancer in this population.

Released: 25-Oct-2018 6:05 PM EDT
ASU Clinical Research Management program first in country to earn prestigious accreditation
Arizona State University (ASU)

Accreditation represents a big step in recognizing clinical research as an academic discipline

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Released: 25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Parent-child bond predicts depression, anxiety in teens attending high-achieving schools
Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have found the quality of the parent-child relationship steadily declined starting in grade 6, and levels of alienation, trust and communication in middle school predicted depressive symptoms and anxiety in grade 12.

24-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Research supports the ump, viewing distance to a close play is critical in making the right call
Arizona State University (ASU)

New research from Arizona State University is showing that when it comes to the bang-bang plays in baseball viewing distance from the play is critical for judging what actually happened. In other words, the umpire being much closer to the action is in a better position to make the right call compared to a fan in the stands 100 or 200 feet away.

Released: 23-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
New $1.4 million grant supports NAU-Navajo Nation Tribal Epidemiology Center impact study of ‘unhealthy food’ tax
Northern Arizona University

The grant allows scientists, Navajo Nation government officials, educators and students to collaborate on a study looking at the effectiveness of the Healthy Diné Nation Act, which was signed into law in 2014.


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