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3 eye-opening, science-based New Year's resolutions that could help everyone

PBS | December 29, 2017

“This isn’t about a diseased individual, it is about a systemic problem,” said Arizona State Film and Media Studies professor Julia Himberg, “The only way to change that problem is to change the way we view and relate to women.”

Precision medical treatments have a quality control problem

NPR | December 29, 2017

"Why are breast cancer patients special?" asks Dr. Carolyn Compton, a pathologist and professor at Arizona State University. She has been pressuring her colleagues to improve tissue-handling standards for all types of cancer.

Why self-driving vehicles are a rare sight on metro Phoenix freeways

Phoenix New Times | December 28, 2017

Freeway driving by self-driving cars is "not impossible," said Ashraf Gaffar, an assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. 

ASU joins effort to build optical telescope in Chile

East Valley Tribune | December 28, 2017

Participation in the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is a leap forward institutionally for the university, said Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration.

The Valley's green dining hub lands high ranking for vegetarian, vegan eats

Phoenix Business Journal | December 27, 2017

Lisa Schmidt, a clinical dietitian and professor at Arizona State University, said many people who adopt plant-based diets such as veganism or vegetarianism have numerous health benefits. Plant-based diets are low in saturated fat, which is correlated to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and other health risks.

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