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According to a Smithsonian Magazine feature titled "Human Sex Chromosomes Are Sloppy DNA Swappers," ASU assistant professor Melissa Wilson Sayres has discovered that the X and Y chromosome are not very neat when pairing and sharing DNA.
ASU's UREx Sustainability Research Network is exploring how extreme weather events affect urban infrastructure and how we can make cities more resilient.
In 1992, ASU alumnus alumnus Michael Peddecord began contributing to the university's microbiology-program scholarship fund and hasn't stopped since.
For his lasting contribution to the conservation of mammals and their habitats, the American Society of Mammalogists has given the Aldo Leopold Award to Arizona State University professor Andrew Smith.
Randolph Nesse, founding director of ASU's Center for Evolution and Medicine, has been honored for his lifelong contributions to research in the field of evolutionary medicine.
ASU and Arizona Christian University's new partnership allows third-year students at the private accredited Christian school to transfer seamlessly into ASU’s biology program. The partnership reflects ASU's commitment to expanding interdisciplinary opportunities.
Rick Gerkin, an assistant research professor with ASU's School of Life Sciences, said the data used in a study made public last year does not support the claim the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors.
Many animal lovers dream of becoming veterinarians, but some realize during college that there are other ways to interact with animals. Susannah French, a 2006 alumna of ASU's School of Life Sciences, chose one such path and is now an assistant professor at Utah State University studying reptiles and their environment.
Longtime partners on research projects, ASU and Leuphana University of Lüneburg in Germany have formalized their partnership with the new Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation.
Physicist Eric Bonabeau, one of the world's leading experts in complex systems and adaptive problem solving, has joined Arizona State University and the ASU-Santa Fe Institute Center for Biosocial Complex Systems.
The immune system's CD8 T cells patrol the bloodstream, on guard for suspicious activity. But that protection is a double-edged sword: Too few T cells are ineffective; too many, lethal. New ASU research aims to understand that balance.
Richard Olson remembers when Arizona State University didn't have a streak of green running through this maroon and gold campus. The self-proclaimed tree hugger has been active in green initiatives for all his nearly 30 years with the university.

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