A new look at proteins in living cells (ASU News)
Nongjian (NJ) Tao, professor of electrical engineering, and director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, has devised a new technique for examining the binding kinetics of membrane proteins.

New imaging technique homes in on electrocatalysis of nanoparticles (ASU News)
In the online edition of the journal Nature Nanotechnology, Nongjian Tao details his discovery of news ways to control the rate of chemical reactions by using nanoparticles as electrochemical catalysts. The process is useful in the synthesis of new drugs, in fuel-cell technology and for improving pollution-control devices. Tao is a professor in the School Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors at ASU’s Biodesign Institute.

Food waste is overwhelming. Here are five things people are doing about it. (NPR)
ASU team FlashFood is one of groups noted for their efforts to combat food waste and reroute it where it is needed.

Antimicrobials from personal-care products found in rivers, lakes (ASU News)
An ASU study led by Rolf Halden, professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, looked at the presence of active ingredients of anti-bacterial soaps and personal care products in the environment. Halden’s team included postdoctoral researcher Benny Pycke and environmental engineering graduate student and first author Arjun Venkatesan.

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