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Capturing Cancer with Music

Capturing Cancer with Music

This is an application, called Hyena, for hearing how cancer (and cancer therapy) works. While there is an overwhelming complexity in the science and medicine of cancer, the essence of the disease can be heard and understood when it is translated into music. Here you...

ACE members help in response to COVID-19

ACE members help in response to COVID-19

ASU’s Biodesign clinical testing lab team has developed an automated system to test for COVID-19 using just plain saliva samples.  It is testing hundreds of people daily from around the state.  Two ACE doctoral students have been lending their expertise for months...

Revenge of the Somatic

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80vc4G0ipi8&feature=youtu.be Watch this wonderful, fun video to the rap music of Baba Brinkman from his 2016 album, "The Rap Guide to Medicine" which was partly funded by Arizona State University!  Read the story of the video...

Events

Cancer and Embryo Development Workshop, 17-18 January 2020, Tempe

Cancer and Embryo Development Workshop, 17-18 January 2020, Tempe

It has been known for some decades that there is a deep link between tumorigenesis and embryo development. Many of the hallmarks of cancer are also hallmarks of early-stage development: angiogenesis, hypoxia, cell motility, tissue invasion, stemness. It has even been...

Public Lecture: From Fish to FOMO

ACE, The Center for Evolution and Medicine, and the Biodesign Institute are delighted to host Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz for a public lecture on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5 - 6:00 pm. The talk, titled From Fish to FOMO: How Social Media and the Ancient “Biology...

KJZZ Interview with Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley – Cactus Garden and Cancer Adaptive Therapy

KJZZ Interview with Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley – Cactus Garden and Cancer Adaptive Therapy

KJZZ’s Mark Brodie talks to Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley in the cancer cactus garden at ASU. They discuss how strangely-formed, crested cacti (fasciated) not only look amazing but are reminiscent of cancer, reminding us that that the disease is present in all multi-cellular life. Aktipis and Maley’s research is pointing the way to clinical trials of ‘adaptive therapy’ for metastatic cancer, whereby ‘nicer’ cancer cells are deliberately kept alive to keep the ‘nasties’ in check – a potentially more effective treatment than aggressive chemotherapy.