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What a Martian Meteorite Can Teach US About Earth’s Origins

Astronomy postdoc Valerie Payré is on an international team that discovered the origin of the martian meteorite known as Black Beauty, one of the most-studied meteorites in the world. It may hold clues to the development of Earth and other...
12-Jul-2022 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Earthquake seismologist launches international study of oceanic plate

Find out how an NAU team, led by professor Jim Gaherty, will conduct a seismological study of the Cocos tectonic plate deep beneath the Pacific Ocean.
11-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Vaccination Activates Antibodies Targeting Parts of Virus Spike Protein Shared Between Coronaviruses

Could the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine reawaken previous antibody responses and point the way to a universal coronavirus vaccine? A new analysis of the antibody response to a COVID-19 vaccine suggests the immune system’s history with other...
1-Jul-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shedding Light on Reptilian Health: Researchers Investigate Origins of Snake Fungal Disease in U.S.

Snake fungal disease is a relatively recent but growing concern among scientists, who are making comparisons to the devastating white-nose syndrome in bats. NAU professor Jason Ladner conducted a genetic study of the pathogen in the hopes of...
30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Disease Ecologist Awarded $3.5 Million to Build Revolutionary Epidemiological Platform

Learn how NAU assistant professor Joe Mihaljevic will spearhead a major project to develop EpiMoRPH, a collaborative online hub that will make forecasting epidemics vastly more transparent and reliable. This project, funded by the National...
20-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Soil Microbes Use Different Pathways to Metabolize Carbon

Much of what scientists think about soil metabolism may be wrong. New evidence from NAU published in Plant and Soil suggests that microbes in different soils use different biochemical pathways to process nutrients, respire and grow. The study upends...
9-May-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

TGen, ASU, NAU, UArizona, ADHS compile 100,000 sequenced genomes of COVID

The Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union, led by Paul Keim and others throughout the state, is positioning Arizona to play a role in the planned U.S. Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence, a national network funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease...
3-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NAU scientist joins extended OSIRIS-REx mission to visit another asteroid

Because of the potential to deepen our understanding of the solar system and beyond, NASA this week extended the missions of eight of its spacecraft, including OSIRIS-REx—and NAU planetary geologist Chris Haberle will be one of the scientists...
28-Apr-2022 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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