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November 13, 2015

ASU researchers are studying dogs' memory loss, hoping to find clues for human disease

Man's best friend might prove an unexpected ally in the fight against Alzheimer's.

The disease affects more than 5 million Americans — and that number is expected to more than triple by 2050. Researchers at Arizona State University's Canine Science Collaboratory, led by professor Clive Wynne of the Department of PsychologyThe Department of Psychology is part of ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences., are studying dog memory and the effects of an Alzheimer's-like disease, canine cognitive dysfunction, with a maze and lots of treats.

The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development visited the lab to see the dogs in action.

 
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Scenes from ASU Homecoming 2015

November 14, 2015

From mad dashes to mad-fun parties, Sun Devils are celebrating in style

Sun Devil spirit is alive and well year-round at Arizona State University, but Homecoming turns that up a notch.

From carnivals to comedy shows, from dances to the time-honored Lantern Walk up "A" Mountain, this week is full of events for students, alumni and families.

Wide receiver D.J. Foster pushes for extra yardage against the Washington defense.
Wide receiver D.J. Foster pushes for extra yardage against the Washington defense. Photo by Courtney Pedroza/ASU Now

 

Saturday's Homecoming parade and block party offered fun and plenty of goodies for participants. See inside three of the booths in this video, and scroll down for photos from the entire week's festivities.

Find more information at the official Homecoming site.