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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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Northern Arizona University receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

A team of researchers at NAU was recently awarded $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new program that will provide Native American students in STEM disciplines with unique opportunities to work with world-class...
27-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Connection Between Water Quality and Forest Restoration After Fires, Climate Change

The scholars from Northern Arizona University found the significant and worrisome negative effects of climate change and wildfire could be mitigated with targeted forest restoration.
25-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Entomologist launches landmark study of the desert darkling beetle

With $879,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation, Northern Arizona University entomologist Aaron Smith recently embarked on a major study that seeks to advance scientific understanding of these remarkable insects, including their...
20-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NAU receives NSF collaborative grant to improve software used to manage biodiversity data

Led by the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, the project will create a new version of the Symbiota software which will increase the platform’s digital specimen records, expand its use by researchers, improve sustainability and...
20-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Studying Mars on Earth: Planetary scientist conducting astrobiological research in Mojave Desert

Northern Arizona University assistant professor Christopher Edwards was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from NASA to understand the habitability of Mars by studying extreme, Mars-like environments on Earth.
18-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Studying Mars on Earth: Planetary scientist conducting astrobiological research in Mojave Desert

Christopher Edwards received a $1.2 million grant from the PSTAR program to explore extreme environments on Earth for habitability and biosignatures, which can allow scientists to predict what to look for in space missions.
18-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physicist receives prestigious 2018 Cottrell Scholar Award

By Julie Hammonds Office of the Vice President for ResearchA Northern Arizona University physicist who studies complex, hybrid nanomaterials has been recognized for his academic leadership and the quality and innovation of his research. The Research...
11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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