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Soap’s dirty secret

Antimicrobial consumer products are ineffective and pose a serious environmental hazard. Research from ASU is informing efforts to regulate those pervasive chemicals.

A flexible future for today’s technologies

From X-ray machines that can wrap around gas pipelines to computer displays embedded in soldiers’ uniforms—ASU is manufacturing devices that stretch the possibilities of electronic technologies.

The Big Idea: How can tobacco help treat ebola?

As public health workers fight to stop the spread of ebola, an ASU researcher approaches the problem from an unexpected angle and makes a major breakthrough.

Student venture advances jaundice treatment globally

Millions of babies fail to receive adequate treatment for jaundice each year, particularly in developing countries. ASU entrepreneurs teamed up to create a solution.

‘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.

Arts and culture harmonize with health

By infusing health care with the arts and humanities, ASU researchers and community partners are making a positive impact on people’s health and well-being.

Five fascinating facts about mom

This Mother’s Day, surprise the moms in your life with some new knowledge about their remarkable role.

A global look at how we treat water

People’s attitudes and perceptions affect conservation efforts as much as scientific knowledge. ASU students are exploring how different cultures perceive wastewater reuse.

CENAS sets the stage for setting a healthy table

Cooking and theater-making as part of the ASU CENAS program empowers participants to connect to their cultural heritage and make healthy behavior changes.

New frontiers in health: Immunosignatures

Stephen Johnston, co-director of the Center for Innovations in Medicine, has developed a device that can determine your health status from a single drop of blood or saliva. By examining the action of B-Cells in a process known as immunosignaturing, the HealthTell device can diagnose a developing illness or disease before any symptoms appear. This could revolutionize diagnostics.