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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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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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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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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

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Paul Keim of TGen and NAU named AAAS Fellow

Keim is world-renowned for his research on anthrax and other pathogen-caused diseases. Continue reading

TGen accepts the Regents' award

TGen, longtime NAU partner, earns higher education award from regents

NAU students gain practical research experience through lab partnership. Continue reading

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Researchers explore energy, health potential of wastewater microbial ecosystem

Better understanding of wastewater ecosystem uncovers potential renewable energy source. Continue reading

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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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President Cheng speaks at 2018 spring campus forum President Cheng highlights ways NAU is nationally recognized and locally vital during Campus Forum
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Nominations can be submitted online and are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 16. ASNAU will announce the winners at the Louie Awards celebration on April 9.
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Melissa Rivers is a co-author on a study that followed 28 women through their doctoral research and the challenges they experienced as scientists and as women.

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Underneath the lion: Celebrate the Lunar New Year at NAU with traditional lion dance performances
NAU senior Colleen McDowell struggled with high-functioning autism and depression, then she enrolled in PES100, a Chinese Martial Arts course, and became a lion dancer. Enjoy several performances at NAU and throughout town on Feb. 16 to ring in the year of the dog.
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.