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Keim Lab Pathogen Research May Open Pathways to Precision Medicine


Blunting the sinister potential of melioidosis may hold the promise of life-saving precision medicine. With $7 million in Pentagon funding, a research team at Northern Arizona University will use genetic sequencing and high-performance computing in...
4/14/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Easter Island Experience Turns Researcher Toward Education—and Hope


A casual look at Easter Island yields familiar and enduring images of stone statues scattered on a barren, wind-swept landscape—a popularized symbol of catastrophic environmental collapse. But what Britton Shepardson sees with archaeologist eyes...
2/21/2014 3:00 PM EST

Energy Harvesting Takes Wing in Merger of Engineering and Biology


A bird flapping its wings or a fish’s deep dive may be pictures of nature in action, but in their elegant simplicity Michael Shafer sees the complex challenges of merging technology with a biological system.
2/13/2014 12:00 PM EST

Forests in Central America Paying the Price of Drug Trafficking Shift


A group of researchers focused on sustainable practices, geography and earth sciences found something unexpected during their work in Central America: the effects of drug trafficking are leaving deep scars on a sensitive landscape.
1/30/2014 3:00 PM EST

Analysis of Salamander Jump Reveals an Unexpected Twist


A small, secretive creature with unlikely qualifications for defying gravity may hold the answer to an entirely new way of getting off the ground. Analysis of high-speed film reveals how salamanders—or at least several species of the...
1/29/2014 6:00 PM EST

Research Uncovers Historical Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence of Plague Strains

Northern Arizona University joined an international team of scientists in discovering that two of the world’s most devastating pandemics—the plague of Justinian and the Black Death—were caused by distinct strains of the same pathogen.
1/27/2014 6:00 PM EST

Plant Production Could Decline as Climate Change Affects Soil Nutrients

As drylands of the world become even drier, water will not be the only resource in short supply. Levels of nutrients in the soil will likely be affected, and their imbalance could affect the lives of one-fifth of the world’s population.
10/31/2013 2:00 PM EDT

Researcher’s Closer Look at Mars Reveals New Type of Impact Crater

Lessons from underground nuclear tests and explosive volcanoes may hold the answer to how a category of unusual impact craters formed on Mars.
10/8/2013 4:00 PM EDT

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Forestry Expert: Western U.S. Faces Similar Threat as Deadly Australian Wildfires


The raging Australian wildfires that have killed more than 200 people and destroyed some 1,800 homes over the last few weeks can "absolutely happen in the western United States at any time this year," says forest ecosystem expert Wallace...
2/27/2009 1:00 PM EST

Geophysics and Earthquakes Expert Available for Comment

Northern Arizona University's Dr. David S. Brumbaugh, Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center, is available for comment about the earthquake in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
7/30/2008 8:00 AM EDT

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