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At ASU, third-generation scientific glassblower bends art and science

KJZZ | September 14, 2017

Go to any major research university, and you'll find the most advanced science relies on an art older than alchemy.

"Most universities that have a pretty good-sized chemistry graduate program have a scientific glassblower on hand," said Christine Roeger of Arizona State University's glass shop.

ASU labs fight addiction with drugs

The State Press | September 14, 2017

"Olive's lab studies the neurochemical basis of addiction," Seven Tomek, behavioral neuroscience doctoral student in the Olive Lab, said. "We have looked at methamphetamine, bath salts, cocaine, and we look at relapse, ways to attenuate addiction, and different things that are happening with brain circuitry."

Arizona home to more than just the Sonoran Desert

The Arizona Republic | September 13, 2017

“The differences between the Mojave-Sonoran-Chihuahuan deserts are many," said Ronald Dorn, professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. 

ASU researchers combining biology, archaeology to study life in the past

KJZZ | September 13, 2017

To find out more, I visited Kelly Knudson’s office. She’s director of the Center for Bioarcheological Research at ASU, and I started our conversation by asking if bioarchaeology could fairly be described as a matter of trying to figure out the lives of people, as opposed to just maybe where they might have been.

Is growing up with money a risk factor for drug and alcohol addiction?

U.S. News & World Report | September 12, 2017

 In the younger group, by the age of 22 years, rates of addiction to drugs or alcohol among women were between 11 and 16 percent close to national norms; but the rates of addiction were 19 to 27 percent among men – about twice as high as national norms, notes Suniya Luthar, a professor of psychology at Arizona State University and a professor emerita at Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City, who led the research.

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