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3 million-year-old comet piece found inside a meteorite, could contain building blocks of life

Fox NewsApril 16, 2019

The meteorite, known as LaPaz Icefield 02342, belongs to "a class of primitive carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that have undergone minimal changes" since being formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, outside Jupiter's orbit, according to Arizona State University research scientist Jemma Davidson.

Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50% two years after fecal transplant

AZBioApril 20, 2019

"In a new study, “Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy in Autism Symptoms and Gut Microbiota,” published in Scientific Reports, Arizona State University researchers Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Ph.D., James Adams, Ph.D, and lead author Dae-Wook Kang, Ph.D, demonstrate long-term beneficial effects for children diagnosed with ASD..."

Extreme Weather Can Feel ‘Normal’ After Just a Few Years, Study Finds

The New York TimesFebruary 26, 2019

“When people survive something that’s so threatening or at times even deadly, it really shapes how they think about what was before, and that often can spur action,” said Katja Brundiers, an assistant research professor in sustainability at Arizona State University, who was not involved in the study.

New ASU Tech and Innovation Hub set to open in Downtown Mesa

ChamberBusinessNews.comFebruary 20, 2019

The newly minted ASU Mesa location will open in the fall of 2021 will offer academic programs by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in areas such as digital and sensory technology, experiential design, gaming, media arts, film production and entrepreneurial development, all areas that are expected to continue to rise in workforce demand in coming years.

Curiosity Rover Uses Improvised Gravity Sensor To Explore Mystery of Mars Mountain

KJZZJanuary 31, 2019

"By comparing the density of the minerals, or the building blocks that make up the rocks in Gale Crater, using the gravity data, we can understand the conditions under which the rocks formed," said co-author Travis Gabriel, a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration. 

Moon craters reveal surprise rise in asteroid shrapnel pelting Earth

New Scientist January 17, 2019

“This work has some very interesting implications for the cause of this uptick in the cratering rate,” says Meenakshi Wadhwa at Arizona State University. It could indicate that one or more large asteroids in the asteroid belt broke up around that time, sending a rain of shrapnel towards the inner solar system, she says.

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