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A Breakthrough in the Mystery of Why Women Get So Many Autoimmune Diseases

Atlantic Media Company June 18, 2019

Some scientists now think the placenta itself might be the reason why women are so disproportionately affected. In a paper published last week in the journal Trends in Genetics, Melissa Wilson, an evolutionary biologist, along with her colleagues from Arizona State University, put forward an explanation called the “pregnancy-compensation hypothesis." 

Arizona State University cracks top 10 in international patent rankings

Phoenix Business Journal June 07, 2019

“The top 10 world ranking in patents is a reflection of ASU’s vibrant, innovative and entrepreneurial culture with a focus on impacting society,” said Sethuraman Panchanathan, executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research innovation officer at ASU, in a statement.

More evidence that autism is linked to gut bacteria

The Economist May 30, 2019

The human study, the latest results of which came out a few weeks ago in Scientific Reports, is being conducted by Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown of Arizona State University and her associates. It was prompted by earlier work in which Dr Krajmalnik-Brown and James Adams, a colleague at Arizona State, sequenced the dna of gut bacteria from 20 autistic children to discover which species were present.  

ASU professor says water can help control Type 2 diabetes

azpbs.orgMay 22, 2019

Besides treating type 2 diabetes with medicine, exercise and diet, there’s another prescription that can help … proper hydration. Stavros Kavouras, director of the Hydration Science Lab at Arizona State University, has done research that shows people with the disease can control their glucose levels better when they are properly hydrated. He talks to Ted Simons about his studies.

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..." 

What Would a Dog Do on Mars?

Atlantic Media CompanyMarch 18, 2019

It would be far worse for a passenger who couldn’t comprehend what was going on, says Clive Wynne, a psychology professor at Arizona State University who studies canine behavior, and the author of the forthcoming book Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You. 

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. 

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