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ASU KEDtalk: Plagued with questions

In many parts of the world, locust swarms devastate crops and communities. Arianne Cease is trying to change that.

Shaking up proteins with engineering

A mix of chemical engineering and structural biology offers a perfect recipe for everything from making green nanomaterials to finding new drug targets.

Researcher develops diagnostics ASAP—as safe as possible

Developing a better test for tuberculosis is important work. So is protecting scientists from the infectious diseases they study. ASU’s Lab Safety Innovation Award celebrates and promotes ASU’s commitment to safe research practices.

Better living – and eating – through plants

ASU research shows how to make plants produce more food, even in drought or salty soil. But there are challenges to getting this work off—or into—the ground.

Making movies of molecular machines

The structures of some of the most scientifically important biomolecules have been impossible to determine—until now. ASU researchers helped pioneer a technique for observing these proteins in action.

Complexity: More than the sum of its parts

ASU’s interdisciplinary approach provides a perfect environment for exploring the complex systems underpinning life, society and advanced technology.

Phoenix: A living lab for sustainable cities

Cities have unique and complex ecosystems that affect people and nature profoundly. Using Phoenix as a model, ASU is helping us understand the long-term dynamics of urban environments.

ASU explores Antarctica

Researchers from astrophysics to sustainability share their experiences of doing research in Antarctica.

The breathing ocean

Susanne Neuer is a marine biologist at ASU who studies the ocean's role in mitigating the effects of climate change, and the microscopic organisms that make it possible for oceans to absorb excess atmospheric CO2.

Series: Carbon and climate change

ASU researchers are working on new approaches to addressing climate change related to the most abundant human-produced greenhouse gas--carbon dioxide.

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