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‘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. 

Students build ability through CUbiC

Whether they are creating training tools for surgeons or assistive devices for the visually impaired, ASU students in the CUbiC lab are enhancing other people’s abilities while developing their own.

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.

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