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The Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Faculty Summer Residency is designed to facilitate ongoing collaborations between faculty members and teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU by providing opportunities for collaboration and networking activities.
People who are severely injured in the upper extremities may experience nerve damage that impairs motor function from shoulder to hand. Unable to flex their elbows, these people cannot fulfill everyday tasks like putting on a shirt or raising a glass of water. But what if researchers designed a tractable, powered exoskeleton that assists with upper-extremity function? What if it...
The World Health Organization estimates roughly 47 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. By 2050, that number is expected to almost triple. John O’Donnell, 77, of Sun City, Arizona, has been living with dementia for the past seven years. For the last few months, Arizona State University health sciences undergraduate Arbella Yousif has been visiting him and his...
For more than half a century, doctors have been administering two types of tests to identify kidney damage: one that measures levels of creatinine in the body, and one that looks at the rate of urine output. Unlike the heart, brain or lungs, the kidneys do not always give out a clear warning signal that there is a problem, so...
Cancer draws a line across a life: before diagnosis, and after. Who you were then, and who you are now. For many, who they are now might be a surprise. They are people who navigate river rapids, jump off cliffs and paddle dragon boats in foreign waters — even if they didn’t consider themselves athletes before. ASU alumna and breast...
In 1999, when Americans watched as Michael J. Fox — beloved to many as the smooth, wisecracking Marty McFly — swayed and shifted uncontrollably, clenching and unclenching his fists as he provided solemn testimony to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the realities of life with Parkinson’s, it drew attention to a disease that affects nearly 1 million people in...
Minerals in certain natural blue clays appear highly effective against major bacterial infections.
According to a study from the National Center for Education Statistics, 92 million adults in the United States are enrolled in some type of educational program, with approximately two-thirds of them taking a work-related course. As the New American University, Arizona State University is committed to expanding access to education on all levels, reaching both degree-seeking and noncredit learners. ASU’s...
Journalists from the New York Times, CBS News, the Washington Post and Univision are among the participants of a new medical journalism program created by Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Sixteen journalists from across the country are in Arizona this week as part of the Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship, which provides five...
With the midterm elections just months away, the issue of health care is once again a topic of conversation in the halls of Congress, in boardrooms and at dinner tables across the country. To understand where the Affordable Care Act stands today and what consequences the November election may bring, ASU Now spoke with Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor in...

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