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University Students Study Ecosystem Changes From Bison Population


Students study impacts of bison overcrowding at Grand Canyon National Park. Officials will include student's research findings in the environmental impact statement process underway now.
20-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Research Shows Protective Effects of Exercise


A Northern Arizona University researcher discovered one exercise session can improve the body's antioxidant system.
16-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

Guano Innovation to Guide Land Managers


NAU researchers are using DNA in guano to identify species, a practice assisting in bat preservation.
21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Live Fast, Die Young: Soil Microbes in a Warmer World


The mortality of soil microbes in warmer temperatures may affect soil carbon storage.
8-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

From Water to Land and Back, the Mosquitofish Is on a Roll

Some fish will leap out of water to escape a predator, but Northern Arizona University researcher Alice Gibb has observed that the mosquitofish chooses the most energy-efficient method for returning—a finding that has evolutionary implications.
27-Aug-2014 5:45 PM EDT

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

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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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