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focus | health

‘Pharming’ tobacco to beat Ebola

The Ebola virus has devastated communities for 40 years without a vaccine or cure. One promising new approach, pioneered at ASU, grows a treatment in plants.

focus | water

Testing the waters of global perception

Beliefs and experiences related to water can vary tremendously across cultures. Understanding how human perceptions influence the success of conservation and distribution strategies can help us do a better job of ensuring access for all.

focus | water

ASU-produced documentaries to travel with Smithsonian exhibit

As the country continues to explore solutions to secure its water future, a deeper dive into the history of the vital resource and its management in various regions may help inform and shape our ideas for the future.

Water water everywhere (nor any drop to drink)

Built in a lake basin, Mexico City experiences destructive flooding, but also struggles with access to clean water. ASU researchers are studying the complex choreography of natural environment, physical infrastructure and human decision-making that contribute to both.

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$458.4M

total research expenditures

(FY15)

80+ companies

have launched based on ASU innovations, attracting $500M+ in funding. (FY14)

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The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally.

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A LEGACY OF DISCOVERY

From the mountains of Mars to vents on the deep ocean floor, Arizona State University researchers have explored far and wide over the past 20 years, when the university received a Research I designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The designation ranks ASU among a select group of universities for the volume and quality of our research efforts.

This timeline tells the story of some of ASU’s biggest discoveries and innovations since then. But we aren’t resting on our laurels! Check back regularly to see what new advances we add in the future.