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.
A desire to make a difference drove Michael Kozicki to find a real-world use for the lacy dendrites he was studying. That led to one of the 50 U.S. patents the professor has been awarded – and he is not alone in patenting prowess at ASU, which was ranked 44th worldwide.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, fewer than 3,200 tigers are alive in the wild today. One former Sun Devil's love for the big cat has spurred her to take action to change that.
Arizona State University and Banner Health announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
A new online, open-access peer-reviewed journal focusing on microgravity research has taken flight. The first issue of npj Microgravity, a joint project between Arizona State University and the Nature Publishing Group with support from NASA, is now available.
An easy smile, an interest in others and enthusiasm for science are helpful qualities when you’re a graduate student conducting research in a foreign land. Jorge Ramos, fifth-year doctoral student at ASU, has found that to be true during his time in Mexico.
A threatened desert oasis captivates generations of ASU researchers in Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico.