Aug. 22, 2019Pools of old carbon in the soil of boreal forests historically safe from combustion are being released by more frequent and larger wildfires, a team led by … Read more about Larger, more frequent fires in boreal forest threaten previously protected carbon stores, NAU-led research team reports in Nature
Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and protected under a patent issued by Australia.
Soon, similar patent approvals are expected by the United States, Canada, European Union, Japan, Brazil and other nations for this superbug test developed by TGen and NAU, and licensed to DxNA LLC, a company based in St. George, Utah.
“This rapid, one-hour test will precisely identify… Read more
Using the latest in genomic analysis technologies, scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute with ties to Northern Arizona University have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever, according to a study published today in the journal mBio.
In a story that spans 2 million years and includes the effects of glaciation and the pre-historic movements of animal hosts, the study sets the stage for tracking future outbreaks of this potentially deadly dust-bound… Read more
Regents’ Professor of Microbiology Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. This year, 347 Fellows are being added.
Keim’s peers recognized him for “distinguished contributions to the fields of microbiology, evolution and genetics through the use of genomic analysis for applications in forensics, biology… Read more
A close research partner of Northern Arizona University was honored Thursday night by the Arizona Board of Regents with the Outstanding Service to Higher Education award.
Translational Genomics Research Institute, known as TGen, was presented with the award for its advocacy of higher education, and in particular, the success of its ongoing relationship with NAU.
Jeffrey Trent, TGen president and research director, and David Engelthaler, director of programs and operations at TGen North in Flagstaff, accepted the award. Trent is an… Read more
Enabling high school students to solve a scientific problem affecting the community may help establish a new model for cultivating a local high-tech workforce.
Funded by an $840,000 National Science Foundation grant, faculty at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University will bring together community partners in healthcare, science and education to develop and offer the model bioscience class.
The high school-level career and technical education course will give students the tools and guidance to devise… Read more
On a day when budget cuts set a somber tone, Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng, supported by top administrators and university partners, delivered a confident yet measured operational and financial review to the Arizona Board of Regents.
The board gathered in Flagstaff to hear a presentation scheduled well before the Arizona Legislature announced a $99 million budget cut to the state’s universities. But only five days after the news, the regents and the university began setting strategies… Read more