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HealthTell aims to disrupt diagnostics

What if we could detect diseases before symptoms even appear? Spurred by ASU’s culture of innovation, a spinout company is developing technology that could revolutionize health care.

New frontiers in health: personal gene scanner

The DNA nanopore, designed at ASU, is a single molecule technology that can read the entire genome of an individual for less than $1,000. Functioning inside a medical device, this same technology will one day be able to read the epigenetic code within the proteins of a patient's cell. This will revolutionize diagnostic medicine and create a truly personalized standard of treatment.

New frontiers in health: antimicrobials

Chemicals we use every day often evade current water treatment processes, threatening the security of our water supply.

Research explores life after weight-loss surgery

ASU social scientists are asking bariatric surgery patients to share their experiences with obesity and weight loss.

Relieving pain without pills

In a world where there’s a pill for everything, researchers in ASU’s Psychology Department are taking a different approach to chronic pain.

Four ways to cope with pain

Could the old adage “mind over matter” be an effective part of your pain treatment? These research-based approaches developed by psychologists have been shown to ease chronic pain – and none of them involve taking a pill.

A positive spin

Lab-on-a-disc offers potential for early, fast and inexpensive disease diagnosis. Find out how ASU researchers are working to make these devices available for clinical use.

Know & Tell: The sleep connection

Matthew Buman offers another reason why you shouldn't skimp on your shut-eye.

New approaches target aggressive breast cancers

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, scientists at ASU continue working year-round to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Putting health in your hands—and on your feet

Do you sit at a computer all day? Getting up and moving around can greatly improve your health. Luckily, there’s an app for that.