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UofA, state split $2.2M grant for opioid overdose training

The University of Arizona and the state health department have been awarded a $2.2 million grant to train rural firefighters and police officers in how to recognize and treat opioid … Click to Continue »

Tiny Telescope to Scan Dwarf Stars For Signs of Life Support

Move over, Elon Musk: Scientists at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) have big plans for studying small stars. In 2021, a spacecraft the size of a cereal box […] The post Tiny Telescope to Scan Dwarf Stars For Signs of Life Support appeared first on Geek.com.

ASU astronomers to build space telescope to explore nearby stars

(Arizona State University) A new ASU-led mission will launch a small satellite telescope into space to study the environment in other solar systems around the Galaxy's most common type of star.

Research outlines the interconnected benefits of urban agriculture

(Arizona State University) A team of researchers led by Arizona State University and Google has assessed the value of urban agriculture and quantified its benefits at global scale. They report their findings in 'A Global Geospatial Ecosystems Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture,' in the current issue of Earth's Future.

New tipping point prediction model offers insights to diminishing bee colonies

(Arizona State University) A new method to predict tipping points -- the moment at which sudden change occurs in complex networked systems -- may offer insights that prevent colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear, threatening the agricultural economy at a global level.

Court to review ruling on medical marijuana on campuses

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court's ruling that Arizona colleges and universities can prohibit medical marijuana on campuses but the state Legislature can't make it … Click to Continue »

Scientists explore mysteries behind diversity of DNA composition among species

(Arizona State University) DNA rules specify that G always pairs with C, and A with T. But, when it's all added up, the amount of G+C vs A+T content among species is not a simple fixed percentage or, standard one-to-one ratio. Michael...Show More Summary

Few colleges track suicides, despite prevention investments

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Schools that don’t track suicides include Arizona State University and the University of Wisconsin.

Why wellness, not weight loss, should be your New Year's Resolution, a dietician says

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Registered dietician, nutrition lecturer at Arizona State University Megan Kniskern says moderation and practicality is crucial to success.        

ASU police to offer active-shooter training for faculty

Arizona State University's police department is offering to train school employees on how to deal with an active-shooter situation. Campus police say they'll offer a free training course for all … Click to Continue »

InZane Holiday Training

By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwam American Record Holder Zane Grothe recently traveled with Indiana University to Arizona State University for their annual holiday training trip.  See the monster 4,000-yard set Zane did in one of the practices that week. Read the full story on SwimSwam: InZane Holiday Training

Were U.S. nuclear tests more harmful than we had thought?

So says Keith A. Meyers, job candidate from University of Arizona.  I found this to be a startling result, taken from his secondary paper: During the Cold War the United States detonated hundreds of atomic weapons at the Nevada Test Site. Show More Summary

Scientists discover gut bacteria in bees spread antibiotic-resistant genes to each other

(Arizona State University) Researchers from Arizona State University and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences have discovered that antibiotic-resistant genes are spread in honey bee gut bacteria so that all strains of bacteria survive, rather than just one gut bacterium acquiring resistance and outcompeting others.

Sugar-coated world

(Arizona State University) Glycans are essential to virtually every biological process in the body. These complex structures -- composed of interlocking sugar molecules -- adorn the surfaces of cells in fuzzy profusion. Glycans are a crucial part of a cell's identity, helping it communicate with other cells and with the external environment. Show More Summary

Single-stranded DNA and RNA origami go live

(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) A novel approach published in Science by a collaborative team of researchers from the Wyss Institute, Arizona State University, and Autodesk for the first time enables the design of complex single-stranded DNA and RNA origami that can autonomously fold into diverse, stable, user-defined structures.

Spaghetti-like, DNA 'noodle origami' the new shape of things to come for nanotechnology

(Arizona State University) A team of Arizona State and Harvard scientists has invented a major new advance in DNA nanotechnology. Dubbed 'single-stranded origami,' their new strategy uses one long, thin noodle-like strand of DNA, orShow More Summary

ASU scientists develop new, rapid pipeline for antimicrobials

(Arizona State University) The research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency, or DARPA, is known for taking on out-sized challenges. And so, they put out a call for researchers to figure out how to make at least 1000 doses to an unknown pathogen - in a week. An ASU team was one of the few that rose to this challenge.

The Discovery of Alien Life --"How Will the Human Species React?" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

Michael Varnum, a psychologist at Arizona State University and a member of its new Interplanetary Initiative, is trying to anticipate the discovery of extraterrestrial life. “One of the initial questions [of the initiative] that we're curious about is how might...        

Hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food

(Arizona State University) Nearly 100 hydropower dams are planned for construction along tributaries off the Mekong River's 2,700-mile stretch. In Science Magazine, researchers present a mathematical formula to balance power generation needs with the needs of fisheries downstream.

The Digital Will Generator

This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. On Dec. 6, Future Tense will hold a happy hour event in Washington about planning your digital afterlife. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website. Today, we spend much of our lives online. Show More Summary

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