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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

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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NAU researcher uses native species to restore the Colorado Plateau
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NAU’s unique study abroad program wins international award
NAU was honored for its Interdisciplinary Global Program, which allows students to study and work in another country for a full year, helping them to prepare for work in the global economy.
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.
NAU student-athletes and Louie the Lumberjack join Flagstaff area elementary school students at an assembly. Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children
Members of several NAU sports teams worked with local elementary school students to encourage academic responsibility, good character and fitness through the Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. program