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Why elephants rarely get cancer

Nature | October 08, 2015

Carlo Maley, an evolutionary biologist at Arizona State University, discovered that African elephants have multiple copies of p53, a gene that appears to be involved in tumor suppression. Almost all other species — including humans — have only one.

NASA selects five potential planetary missions for development

Washington Post | September 30, 2015

Psyche, led by Linda Elkins-Tanton of ASU, would study an asteroid of the same name. The asteroid Psyche is one of the biggest objects in the asteroid belt, and it's thought to be the remains of a protoplanet that was stripped of its outer layers by a violent collision.

ASU’s new model combats some of the issues seen in higher education, specifically in the area of research

Politico | September 28, 2015

ASU has vastly expanded its research infrastructure, quadrupling research expenditures since FY 2002, and providing far more students with access to a research-grade academic experience.

ASU’s new model combats some of the issues seen in higher education, specifically in the area of research

Politico | September 28, 2015

ASU has vastly expanded its research infrastructure, quadrupling research expenditures since FY 2002, and providing far more students with access to a research-grade academic experience.

ASU named the most innovative university in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report | September 08, 2015

In spring 2015, U.S. News & World Report asked top universities to identify institutions in their Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. Arizona State University topped the list of schools with the highest number of nominations.

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