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Study on extending insulin’s shelf life may have dramatic implications for health care—on Earth and in space

Northern Arizona University chemist Gerrick Lindberg is studying whether changing the chemical makeup of the solution in which insulin, and eventually other drugs, is stored can give it a longer shelf life, thus increasing access to diabetes who...
16-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dwindling Forest Elephant Populations in the Congo Basin Could Reduce Forest Carbon Stocks and Impact Climate

Like most megaherbivores, this species can have important effects on ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles. Yet, the influence of elephants on the structure, productivity and carbon stocks in Africa’s rainforests has been largely unknown; until now.
9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How do new traits emerge?

Northern Arizona University biologist Liza Holeski received an NIH grant to study a distinct pigmentation pattern that evolved recently among a wild population of crimson monkeyflowers.
11-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using novel method, ecologists find thawing permafrost is releasing carbon into atmosphere unchecked

Northern Arizona University professors César Plaza, Christina Schädel and Ted Schuur used a new method to track soil carbon losses in thawing permafrost in the Arctic. The results paint an even bleaker picture of the effects of climate change...
2-Jul-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How does the atmosphere quench its thirst? Two NAU scientists look to isotopes for answers.

Kimberly Samuels-Crow is leading a collaborative effort to separate the effects of evaporation and transpiration, which are increasingly a factor in water loss as the climate gets both hotter and drier.
26-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Keeping Earth safe from impact: Astronomer worked with international team to conduct global planetary defense exercise

Northern Arizona Univeristy assistant professor Cristina Thomas contributed to an observational campaign using a real asteroid to test global response capabilities and co-authored a paper outlining the exercise and its scientific results.
25-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Major Step Forward’: Mechanical Engineer Developing a More Accurate Failure Prediction Model for Ductile Metals

Heidi Feigenbaum, a professor at Northern Arizona University, received a $544,758 grant from the U.S. Department of the Army to develop a mathematical model that will more accurately predict how the materials in bridges, pipes and other...
28-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In a fire-prone world, which trees hold the most carbon matters, researchers say

Forest management must account for the elevated risk large, hot fires pose to older trees that store more carbon, researchers from NAU, UNM, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) at Northern Arizona...
23-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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