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Disease ecologist receives $2.25 million grant to study potential biological warfare agent

Northern Arizona University professor David Wagner, who has studied Francisella tularensis for more than a decade, said because countries have developed the bacteria as a weapon, the United States must develop the tools and knowledge to protect...
10-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers win $3 million NSF grant to train teams of data detectives with ecological expertise

The team, led by Northern Arizona University Kiona Ogle, will train graduate students in tackling big ecological questions through informatics, collaboration and better communication.
6-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

As Ebola outbreak spreads, a research team introduces new questions with the discovery of first known virus transmission from female survivor

Geneticist Jason Ladner talks about the study, which underscores the need for focused prevention efforts among survivors and better capacity to detect new cases of the deadly virus.
24-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


There will be an app for that: Collaborative team wins NSF grant to research intermittent streams with smartphone technology

Ben Ruddell and Abe Springer of Northern Arizona University are part of a team to create a new smartphone app to map the reaches of streams.
22-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Warmer temperatures lengthen growing season, increase plants’ vulnerability to frost, researcher finds

Northern Arizona University ecologist Andrew Richardson used PhenoCam, a network of automated digital cameras, to track this unusual effect of climate change.
7-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Think Twice Before Moving to Mars—Planetary Scientist Refutes Terraforming in NASA Study

Proponents of “terraforming” Mars to make it habitable propose releasing greenhouse gases from the planet’s surface such as carbon dioxide (CO2) to trap heat, warm the climate and ultimately increase the atmospheric pressure. The plausibility...
27-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Professor translates ancient Manichean papyrus manuscript

Over the past 16 centuries, it’s been buried, soaked, lost, looted, sold across international borders, feared, destroyed by war, painted with shellac and set between sheets of glass.Its writers, followers of a visionary named Mani, wrote their...
26-Jul-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Citizen-Scientist Study Results Find Ticks Capable of Carrying Lyme Disease in 83 Additional U.S. Counties

More than 16,000 ticks were sent in by people across the country and tested for various bacterial infections. Results show ticks capable of carrying Lyme disease are more widespread than originally thought.
11-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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