The Big Idea: How can tobacco help treat ebola?

As public health workers fight to stop the spread of ebola, an ASU researcher approaches the problem from an unexpected angle and makes a major breakthrough.

A New American University: Designed for Discovery

What kind of world do we want to live in, and how do we create it? As a New American University, ASU is designed to empower discovery and innovation that has a profound impact on our community and our world. In this video, ASU scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs share the significance of research and innovation in our knowledge enterprise.

CUbiC designs assistive tech for full spectrum of ability

Researchers at the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing investigate people's individual needs, and then determine what design principles are most useful for addressing those needs.

New frontiers in health: Immunosignatures

Stephen Johnston, co-director of the Center for Innovations in Medicine, has developed a device that can determine your health status from a single drop of blood or saliva. By examining the action of B-Cells in a process known as immunosignaturing, the HealthTell device can diagnose a developing illness or disease before any symptoms appear. This could revolutionize diagnostics. 

New frontiers in health: personal gene scanner

The DNA nanopore, designed at ASU, is a single molecule technology that can read the entire genome of an individual for less than $1,000. Functioning inside a medical device, this same technology will one day be able to read the epigenetic code within the proteins of a patient's cell. This will revolutionize diagnostic medicine and create a truly personalized standard of treatment.