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Thanks to a research grant, Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic are teaming up to help those who suffer from seizures. About three million people in the United States have epilepsy and not all of them can be treated with medication. For those who don’t respond to prescriptions, surgeries may be needed for symptoms to improve.
Arizona State University has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to form three collaborative teams of research scientists and clinicians that will offer innovative solutions for a multitude of patients. The two institutions have pledged $2.7 million in new “Team Science” grants to fund biomedical sensing, functional restoration and biomedical informatics themed projects. Each will be co-principled by one Mayo Clinic...
Every day, health care providers, public health practitioners and researchers use standard body mass index (BMI) cutoff points to classify individuals as overweight or obese, and to monitor population-level trends in over- and underweight people. According to a new study by ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change associate professor Daniel Hruschka , these cutoff points incorrectly classify hundreds...
The field of health care continues to make remarkable strides when it comes to patient care and outcomes, but information technology and data-systems support are lagging a few decades behind. As the industry moves toward an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention, the health-care system is not well designed for it. Arizona State University professor Robert Greenes has an ambitious...
Classroom teachers are more crunched than ever, and many see time spent on professional development as inefficient and a waste of resources. Arizona State University is working to help teachers build their skills through a series of free online modules. The micro-courses — each an hour or less — have been created by the Sanford Inspire Program, part of the...
Having medical coverage for all Americans is a noble cause and in recent years has been touted as a national priority. But getting buy-in from the public and politicians is a challenge when there are still so many unknowns: how to share the costs, what kinds of coverage should be offered, and should oversight be federal, state, non-profit or private...
Obesity rates in the United States continue to skyrocket from decade to decade. And while awareness for this issue has been growing in recent years, so have the waistlines of many Americans. As part of the effort to combat this health epidemic, ASU has created a Master of Science in Obesity Prevention and Management program that aims to equip health...
Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions has announced the 2016 winners of its seed funding competition. The seed funding program supports obesity-related pilot studies that will develop new collaborative teams or push forward highly innovative ideas with potential to receive significant external funding in the future. “The array of innovative proposals we received speaks to the breadth and depth of obesity research...
Talk to 10 doctors or academics and you’ll get 10 different definitions of what the word “resilience” means. One might say it is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Another might argue it has to do with self-discovery. What they all can agree on is that resilience is a key ingredient to health and wellness, and that the concept...
Mayo Clinic in Arizona and ASU's Institute for Humanities Research are teaming up once again to tackle issues within the burgeoning field of medical/critical health humanities. As part of their Imagining Health Project, scholars from ASU and medical professionals from Mayo Clinic are holding a panel discussion on "The Art and Science of Resilience" on Nov. 17 with a reception...

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