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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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Carbon dioxide biggest player in thawing permafrost

NAU members of Permafrost Carbon Network contribute to published study. Continue reading

Oak Creek biodiversity

Do the leaves that fall into a stream affect the insects that fly out?

Study reveals new ways a plant’s genotype can influence its surrounding ecosystem. Continue reading


NAU hosting international scholars

NAU's hosting of international scholars brings opportunities for mentorship, scholarship exchange and global research. Continue reading

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Two NAU researchers elected as ESA fellows

The Ecological Society of America Fellowship recognizes the outstanding contributions of Michelle Mack and Catherine "Kitty" Gehring. Continue reading

Dr. Bertrand Cambrou

NAU professor becomes an invention ambassador

American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Lemelson Foundation named Dr. Bertrand Cambou as an invention ambassador. Continue reading

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Outstanding NAU researchers and scholars honored

Northern Arizona University researchers were honored during the 2016 Research and Creative Activity Awards last month. Continue reading

Super-size your memory during summer session

Learn powerful study strategies as well as techniques to handle everyday memory challenges this summer, starting June 6. Continue reading


NAU researcher: Nurses can apply science of caring to combat compassion fatigue

Dorothy Dunn, assistant professor of nursing, finds remedy for compassion fatigue— a growing problem among nurses. Continue reading

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Congressional testimony on Lyme disease test featured research at NAU and TGen

NAU is working with TGen to develop a new test to pinpoint Lyme disease. Continue reading

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