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Study May Help Explain Link Between Uranium Exposure and Skin Cancer


The varying health risks from exposure to natural uranium are well established, but Diane Stearns, professor of biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, and her team have identified a new target organ for uranium exposure: skin.
6-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

NAU Researchers Help Save Narrow-Headed Gartersnakes From After-Effects of Slide Fire


Team of researchers from Northern Arizona University organized survey and rescue mission for threatened gartersnake species in Oak Creek Canyon.
22-Jul-2014 1:45 PM EDT

W. M. Keck Foundation Awards NAU $1 Million for Transformative Muscle Research


With a $1 million award from the W. M. Keck Foundation, a transdisciplinary research team at Northern Arizona University aims to transform current understanding about muscle contraction by devising a way to make a direct observation of the protein...
16-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

NASA and NAU Researchers Welcome Unexpected Asteroid Findings


What seemed to be rock-solid assumptions about the nature of small asteroids may end in rubble or even a cloud of dust. Northern Arizona University researchers David Trilling and Michael Mommert presented their findings about asteroid 2011 MD during...
19-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Accelerated Soil Carbon Loss, Increasing the Rate of Climate Change

Research published in Science found that increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.Two Northern Arizona University researchers led the study, which challenges previous...
24-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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...
14-Apr-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...
21-Feb-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.
13-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST

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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...
27-Feb-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.
30-Jul-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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