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NAU occupational therapists earn grants to study Native Americans with disabilities

The grants, from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, allow Heather Williamson and Maureen Russell to look at health access and sleep issues. Continue reading

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NAU becomes international leader in STEM education

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning hosted its first international visitors—with hopes of expanding STEM curriculum world-wide. Continue reading

Future of drought resistance through bacteria

NAU study finds drought-quenching bacteria protect plants from climate stress

The study, led by doctoral student Rachel Rubin, determined bacteria could play a significant role in increasing crop yields in the future. Continue reading

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NAU geology students to learn hands-on volcanology in Mexico field course

The project, which is funded by 100,000 Strong in the Americas, will connect American students with geology students and professors from a Mexican university. Continue reading

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NAU’s Cline library upgrading its service platforms

The new system will make collaboration between NAU, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University more efficient. Continue reading

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NAU doctoral student focuses research on Navajo Nation

Tommy Rock is raising awareness about the adverse effects Native Americans have experienced from abandoned uranium mines throughout the reservation. Continue reading

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NAU scientist uses remote sensing technologies to detect groundwater in drought-stricken East Africa

A recent grant allowed professor Pat Chavez to conduct this research in hopes of discovering safe drinking water for both humans and livestock in the arid region. Continue reading

NAU researcher part of team that’s using nature to fight climate change

Christopher Schwalm, a professor affiliated with the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, is part of an international team that's examining the land carbon cycle and why plants sometimes retain more carbon dioxide, thus keeping it out of the atmosphere. Continue reading

Patient with autism spectrum disorder

NAU researcher discovers key to fighting autism may lie not in the mind, but in the gut

Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option. Continue reading

Phoenix Biomedical Campus

NAU collaboration earns grant to provide care for substance abuse patients

The grant, totaling $100,000 over two years, will allow the students to work with Phoenix residents in substance abuse rehab facilities, providing real-world experience. Continue reading

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