Health and medicine

ASU women honor STEM role models

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
by Diane Boudreau

At ASU, women are making discoveries and developing technologies every day. But who inspired, encouraged and motivated them along the road to success? Here, some of ASU’s notable researchers talk about their female role models in STEM.

Fresh from the farm

Monday, October 22, 2012
story and photos by Allie Nicodemo

Farmers markets make fresh, healthy, local food available to the whole community.

Putting stereotypes on the sidelines

Friday, February 3, 2012
by Peggy Coulombe

Sun Devil Spirit SquadDo you think cheerleaders are airheads? Think again. Many of the women you see dancing on the sidelines during games also have degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

How heat hurts

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
by Allie Nicodemo

How does heat affect the human body, and how can you protect yourself in extreme heat?

How the teacher spent his summer vacation

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Diane Boudreau

Marketplace in TanzaniaAt ASU, Bert Jacobs studies how to fight viruses with biological tools. But every summer, he travels to Africa to fight one virus--HIV--with a different weapon: education.

Sensing danger

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Linley Erin Hall

Soldiers in gas masksA soldier walks through a building in a war zone. Suddenly, an alarm begins going off in his pocket. He pulls out a sensor about the size of a deck of cards. The sensor has detected the disease-causing microbe anthrax. Okay, soldiers don't really have sensors this small and reliable yet. But scientists are working to create them.

A safer smallpox vaccine

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Diane Boudreau

smallpox vaccineIt’s easy to see why scientists want to make vaccines for diseases like HIV and pneumonia. These illnesses kill a lot of people. Bert Jacobs, on the other hand, is developing a vaccine for a disease that no one ever catches—smallpox.

Stopping AIDS at the gate

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Diane Boudreau

Twenty-five years after the first AIDS case was reported, there is still no cure or vaccine for this deadly infection. What makes this virus such a tricky target?

Salmonella smoothies?

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Skip Derra

Roy Curtiss has a new idea for giving out vaccines. He wants people to gulp down the food-poisoning-causing bacterium Salmonella. What on Earth is he thinking?

Veggie vaccines

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Diane Boudreau

bananasImagine if you could get a vaccine by eating a banana or tomato. Charles Arntzen is trying to make that possible.

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