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Earth Day turns 50

As we mark 50 years of Earth Day in 2020, Fulton Schools researchers are working to decrease humanity’s carbon footprint and increase sustainability for the health of the planet.

SBHSE professors reveal new understanding of synthetic gene circuits

Assistant Professor Xiaojun Tian and Associate Professor Xiao Wang are advancing the field of synthetic biology. They conducted a year-long collaboration with their laboratory groups in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, one of the six Fulton...

New tool navigates the brain’s addiction mechanisms

Dr. Barbara Smith, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering is helping the research community better understand how addiction affects the brain at the cellular level to better combat this debilitating...

New grants fuel ASU bioscience research

SBHSE Assistant Professor Dr. Mehdi Nikkhah and Assistant Professor Barbara Smith received grants from the Flinn Foundation to further their bioscience research. The projects will create technology to map the brain’s cellular activity during opioid addiction and...

Better brain and body electrical measurements

SBHSE Associate Professor, Rosalind Sadleir is exploring how new methods and applications of current technologies can better characterize the body’s electrical properties, especially in the brain. Read...

Linking the mind and body for better physical therapy

Nearly half of physical therapy patients are ages 65 and above. Older bodies often have unique needs for therapy, but they’re not necessarily treated with different approaches than younger patients. To get better results, all it might take is a pencil and paper....

Engineering background launches ASU grad to early career success

Heather Boysel says the foundation on which she has built a rewarding career in law began forming during an introductory engineering course at Arizona State University. “Even in that intro class, they taught you how to start thinking about things differently,” Boysel...

ASU researchers chip away the mysteries of cancer metastasis

One of the current paradigms in cancer treatment is not to treat a tumor itself. Rather, therapeutics can focus on a tumor’s microenvironment — the area where tumor cells and a patient’s healthy tissues collide. Mehdi Nikkhah, an assistant professor of biomedical...