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How flushing contact lenses down the toilet threatens the environment

ABC News | July 01, 2019

And then within the contact lens market, it’s a lot of daily disposables being used,” said Charles Rolsky, a researcher at Arizona State University. 

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." 

How the Gut Microbiome Could Provide a New Tool to Treat Autism

smithsonian.com | June 14, 2019

"There is a very high correlation between [gastrointestinal] severity and autism severity—for language, for social interaction, for behavior, all of the core symptoms of autism,” says Jim Adams, a professor and autism researcher at Arizona State University. 

To Map a Coral Reef, Peel Back the Seawater

The New York Times | June 10, 2019

Now, a team of scientists led by Greg Asner and Robin Martin of Arizona State University, has developed a suite of technologies to overcome these obstacles.  

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.

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