The latest ideas, discoveries, innovations and achievements from ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise
ASU ranks in top 5 for inventions, patents, patent deals and startups
ASU ranked in the top five across all four categories according to the Association of University Technology Managers’ latest survey of 180 reporting institutions on licensing activities at U.S. universities and research institutions.
ASU startup DNA Biotronix wins grand prize in Skysong Innovations Startup Challenge
With $50,000 in seed investment, the startup is one step closer to developing tiny, noninvasive wearable devices to measure real-time glucose levels in sweat.
ASU to lead USAID award to bolster leadership, entrepreneurial training for African youth
Backed by $80 million in funding — the largest USAID award in the university’s history — ASU is assembling a coalition to empower Africa’s youth with the tools, education and network to succeed.
Knowledge Enterprise in the news
How to improve your sex life, according to psychologists
An ASU study examined the associations between exciting or challenging experiences couples shared on vacations and physical intimacy and relationship satisfaction.Read on newsweek.com
How new strides in nanotechnology could improve cancer treatment
A team of ASU researchers created a nanodevice that can selectively target cancer cells to administer cancer-fighting drugs right where they’re needed.Read on kjzz.org
An ASU professor is cracking open the weirdly profitable world of criminal bug smuggling
A team of seven ASU researchers is working to study illegally smuggled insects and help law enforcement catch the criminals behind it.Read on 12news.com
ASU, Phoenix, others will share $15 million to develop climate, sustainability solutions
The Southwest Sustainability Innovation Engine is to receive funding in order to further research on economically competitive solutions to regional challenges.Read on azcentral.com
Americans don’t sleep enough. The long-term effects are dire, especially for Black people
Researchers at ASU contribute to studies about the effects of sleep deprivation on Black and Hispanic people.Read on usatoday.com
The Opioid Crisis Is Now Being Tracked with Wastewater
Environmental engineer Erin Driver comments on wastewater-based epidemiology and how it opens new avenues for research.Read on scientificamerican.com