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Researcher looking for clues in the mystery of the Grand Canyon’s water supply

Research technician Natalie Jones is the lead author on a paper that looked at how scientists model the vulnerability of karst formations around the Grand Canyon. Along with professor Abe Springer, she created a new model that can give land and...
23-Jan-2020 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fighting melanoma with zebrafish: Biologists in search of a powerful combination of cancer-fighting drugs

Northern Arizona University professor Matthew Salanga is leading an 18-month project, funded by the Flinn Foundation, in search of drugs to help fight the deadliest form of skin cancer.
13-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Medical device engineer developing innovative biomaterial for improved treatment of cerebral aneurysms

Northern Arizona University researcher Tim Becker hopes the new material can plug a ballooning aneurysm, help tissue to regrow over the material and heal the blood vessel itself, which should improve patient outcomes.
8-Jan-2020 6:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

Northern Arizona University professors Rebecca Hewitt and Michelle Mack authored the study, published this week in New Phytologist, which could have implications for researchers and computer models that predict where nitrogen and carbon go at both...
8-Jan-2020 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tip of the ICEBERG: Planetary scientists developing large-scale ‘imagery-computing superhighway’

Northern Arizona University assistant professor Mark Salvatore and doctoral student Helen Eifert are working on an NSF-funded project to analyze data across the frozen landscape of Antarctica, which will eventually help scientists produce detailed...
17-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

NAU receives $6.83 million grant to continue community-based Native American cancer prevention program

In the next five years, the NACP will focus the program's immediate priorities on enhancing the partnership with the University of Arizona Cancer Center to make a greater impact in addressing cancer health disparities for Native Americans in Arizona...
11-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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One step closer to living on Mars: NAU scientists contribute to NASA’s 'treasure map' of widespread water ice near planet’s surface

Northern Arizona University professor Christopher Edwards and postdoc Jennifer Buz are co-authors of a study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters that mapped several locations on Mars at high and mid-latitudes where water ice exists...
11-Dec-2019 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

NAU team awarded prestigious Chan Zuckerberg grant to build global community around bioinformatics software

Greg Caporaso is leading the effort, which is aimed at building a more diverse community of users and developers of QIIME 2, an open source and free bioinformatics software, by making it easier for microbiome scientists and software developers...
14-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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