Research & Academics


Autopsies reveal new information about the Sverdlovsk anthrax accident

NAU scientists, along with TGen, uncovered instrumental data on what some refer to as the “biological Chernobyl.” Continue reading

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Unlocking the mysteries of plant root function, from Alaska to South Africa

Studies have measured root biomass and root profiles, but very few look at the function of those roots. Continue reading

c difficile bacterium

Flinn Foundation funding allows NAU researchers to follow pathways to community health

Pathogen leads to a multi-billion dollar financial burden associated with treatment of C. difficile colitis. Continue reading

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U.S. patent issued for Valley Fever detection technology developed by NAU and TGen

An estimated 150,000 cases of Valley Fever occur in Arizona each year. Continue reading

Diana Robinson photo, Douglas fir.

NAU researcher battles the perfect weed

An NAU research professor studies invasive species including broom. Continue reading

soil fungi

NAU’s Hungate co-authors research report published in ‘Science’

Research helps resolve a long-standing debate about the role of nitrogen limitation for plant responses to carbon dioxide. Continue reading

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NAU selected for national project to improve undergraduate education with adaptive courseware

Program aimed at better meeting the general education needs of today’s undergraduate students. Continue reading

Women's track and field

Student-athletes earn Big Sky All-Academic honors

Thirty-three members of the Northern Arizona University athletics program were recognized by the Big Sky Conference for their academic achievements during the spring semester. Continue reading

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Big data, cybersecurity education boosted by new school at NAU

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems becomes official on July 1. Continue reading

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MRSA detection technology developed by TGen and NAU granted first patent

Australia is first of many countries expected to approve patent for superbug test. Continue reading

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