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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

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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

Paul Keim in his lab.

NAU researchers, computers contribute to study of Valley Fever origins

Genomic sequencing and statistical analysis add to understanding of widespread fungus. Continue reading

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NAU’s lead in anthrax research sets tone for international public health investigations

Injectional anthrax from heroin use triggers genetic research into origins of infection. Continue reading

Paul Keim in his lab.

Pentagon-backed Keim lab research may open pathways to precision medicine

Study of melioidosis may turn bio-terror threat into opportunity for medical advances. Continue reading

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Research uncovers historical rise, fall and re-emergence of plague strains

Findings suggest a new strain could emerge in the modern world. Continue reading

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Education student teaching young students NAU earns $500K grant from Kellogg Foundation for early childhood education focused on tribal needs
The program aims to educate teachers in best practices and an appreciation for and understanding of Native American people, cultures and nations.
Frank von Hippel To combat decrease in science literacy, NAU professor creates Science History Podcast
Biology professor Frank von Hippel talks with experts from throughout the world, discussing nuclear weapons, the effects of toxins on hormones and more.
"My Dad Matthew" poster Award-winning documentary on NAU professor to show at Arizona film festivals
"My Dad Matthew," a documentary about the life of NAU professor Matthew Wangeman, will appear in the Flagstaff and Sedona film festivals.
Women in sports teaching the clinic NAU holds National Girls and Women in Sports Day
NAU Athletics is hosting a free clinic on Feb. 17 to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports day.
Serengiti food web NAU researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web
A new study shows how much arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the complex ecosystem that makes up the Serengeti.
Student Water Symposium logo In the desert, water takes center stage at NAU’s inaugural Student Water Symposium
The symposium is for students doing any type of water-related research, including created art related to or inspired by water. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 16.

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growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud
Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.
Freshman Letters NAU in review: Look back to the top NAU News stories of 2017
Relive 2017 with the most read posts from NAU News, covering research, commencement and international recognition.