A recently released working paper by three ASU economists makes the case that prolonged exposure to air pollution does not just cause respiratory problems, but also puts individuals at higher risk for dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, executive vice president of Arizona State University's Knowledge Enterprise Development and its chief research and innovation officer, has been appointed vice president of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) to strategically advance research, innovation, entrepreneurship and education through invention.
"We know that young children in general are very good at forming expectations about what's going to happen next, and they readily detect when something new or surprising happens," said study co-author Viridiana Benitez, a psychology researcher at Arizona State University in Tempe.
A Scottsdale, Arizona start-up company, Zero Mass Water was founded in 2014 by Cody Friesen, associate professor of materials science at Arizona State University. He developed a system called Source that uses solar panels to produce drinking water from the sun and air.
In a new paper, Arizona State University researchers discovered that incremental exposure to fine particle pollution over the course of a decade leads to an increase in the chance that a person will be diagnosed with dementia.
Sandra Pizzarello of the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, and Christopher Yarnes of the University of California-Davis' Department of Planetary Sciences, studied extracts from the Murchison meteorite, which landed in Australia in 1969 and remains one of the most studied meteorites given its 200-pound (90 kilogram) heft and carbon-rich composition.
"We found that there were noticeable changes in the bonds of the contact lenses after long-term treatment with the plant's microbes," said Varun Kelkar, one of the authors from Arizona State University.
Also known as the cruise ship illness, norovirus hits nearly 20 million Americans every year. According to Andy Diamos, a post-doctoral researcher at ASU, the average person has the stomach bug five times in their life.
"This is the strongest dust storm that we've seen on Mars in the history of observing it, so we had no idea how bad this was going to be and how long it's going to keep 'Opportunity' asleep for," Tanya Harrison said.
Susan Holechek became a convert several years ago as Arizona State University began testing adaptive courseware in a number of introductory courses. The biology instructor teaches a class for nonmajors — who probably wouldn’t be there if they didn’t have to be.
The method, described in a new paper by computer scientists Duo Lu and Dijiang Huang at Arizona State University, gets around some of the tricky privacy concerns surrounding biometrics like face recognition.
In the article “Exoplanet Biosignatures: A Review of Remotely Detectable Signs of Life,” ASU researchers review the past 20 years of study on biosignatures that sets the stage for how people can begin to look for and recognize the signs of life on other planets.
In fact, when these changes occur in microwave safe containers, “that means a certain area designed not to come in contact with food is coming in contact with food and potentially more chemicals present in that container will migrate into food,” Rolf Halden, director of the Center for Environmental Security at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.
Glenn Gaesser, director of the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University, studied how young adults who engaged in short bursts of high intensity interval exercise and sprint interval exercise had similar results in terms of fat loss and cardiovascular health as those who did longer workouts, or “continuous steady-state exercise.”
"On Earth, these kinds of briny mixtures present significant challenges to living organisms,” says planetary scientist Jim Bell of Arizona State University in Tempe, president of the Planetary Society.
ASU College of Health Solutions professor Blair Braden will spend the next four years studying the brain activity of adults with autism to understand the cognitive changes that occur in adulthood and identify what behaviors are the best predictors of age-related cognitive decline.
Here are the best viewing times and where to look, according to two Arizona astronomers — Adam Block, who works at Steward Observatory in the University of Arizona's Department of Astronomy, and Arizona State University Professor Patrick Young with the School of Earth and Space Exploration.
But the effectiveness of cool roofs can vary from city to city. One 2014 study, led by Matei Georgescu of Arizona State University, found that the strategy, if widely adopted, could cut temperatures by several degrees in cities like Washington or New York.
Some bacteria can form endospores, which can survive in decaying specimens for thousands, or even millions of years, microbiologist Rolf Halden, a professor and director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, told Livescience.
"We know that how we've been designing our cities is one of the major reasons we've seen this night time warming," said dr. David Hondula with the Arizona State University Urban Climate Research Center.
In the study that was published on Neuron Journal, experts from the Arizona State University in Phoenix and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City found that those with Alzheimer's have more human herpesviruses (HHV-6A and HHV-7) in their brains compared to those who do not have the disease.