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Designer neurons offer new hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease

Neurodegenerative diseases damage and destroy neurons, ravaging both mental and physical health. Parkinson’s disease, which affects over 10 million people worldwide, is no exception. The most obvious symptoms of Parkinson’s disease arise after the illness damages a specific class of neuron located in the midbrain. The effect is to rob the brain of dopamine — a key neurotransmitter produced by the affected neurons.

Glendale Community College student shares her experience transferring to ASU

As an only child and a first-generation college student, Lianyue (Leia) Zhang decided to pursue higher education as a path toward better career opportunities and a more prosperous future. Originally from China, Zhang decided to first attend Glendale Community College directly upon completing high school because of the affordable tuition and the ability to focus on her studies as a full-time student.

The College celebrates faculty excellence with 2022 Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers courses that nearly every ASU student takes at some point in their college journey.

These courses explore a variety of topics in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities and are led by outstanding faculty who strive to go above and beyond for their students. 

ASU veteran and mental health advocate to address College of Integrative Sciences and Arts graduates

Shawn Banzhaf turned 50 earlier this year, and he said the milestone birthday has made him more reflective.

Banzhaf, assistant director of student success in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at Arizona State University, has been thinking about all of his life experiences so far, and how he can use them to help others.

Ray Carpenter retires after four-decade distinguished career at ASU

The past four decades have seen many advances in electron microscopy at Arizona State University, and Ray Carpenter has been instrumental in many of them.

After a productive 13 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Carpenter came to ASU in 1980 as a tenured full professor and the founding director of the NSF National Facility for High Resolution Electron Microscopy in the interdisciplinary Center for Solid State Science.

Last week, Carpenter gathered with colleagues, former students, friends and family at ASU’s University Club to celebrate his career.

Artificial cell membrane channels composed of DNA can be opened and locked with a key

Just as countries import a vast array of consumer goods across national borders, so living cells are engaged in a lively import-export business.

Their ports of entry are sophisticated transport channels embedded in a cell’s protective membrane. Regulating what kinds of cargo can pass through the borderlands formed by the cell’s two-layer membrane is essential for proper functioning and survival.

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