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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.

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.