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.
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.
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.
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.