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Wildfire is a striking story, often filled with the drama of danger. But there's a narrative missing from many of the reports: We need more controlled fires to prevent these runaway infernos, said ASU fire historian Stephen Pyne.
Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may benefit or undermine maternal health.
A team of biologists led by Arizona State University investigators has discovered that lizard embryos die when subjected to a temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit even for a few minutes.
ASU strives to have a faculty representative of the diversity of the state and nation, and its incoming cohort is the latest example of that. Of the more than 140 new tenured and tenure-track faculty, 28 percent are minority and 42 percent are female.
With support from the National Science Foundation, Arizona State University is part of the Urban Water Innovation Network, which helps communities increase the resilience of their water systems and enhance preparedness for responding to water crises.
With the discovery of how bees naturally vaccinate their babies, researchers can now develop the first vaccine for the insects, one that could be used to fight serious diseases that decimate beehives.
In an article for Slate magazine's "Future Tense" section, ASU professor Stephen Pyne discusses how a century of fighting wildfires with different methods have come together to create a new approach.
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.

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