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Responding to the response: Anthropologist conducting survey to gauge Americans' feelings on the country's response to COVID-19

Medical anthropologist Lisa Hardy knows a complex global problem like the coronavirus pandemic requires interdisciplinary solutions, so she put her experience in measuring community engagement and resilience to use collecting real-time data into...
21-May-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Atmospheric scientist says US carbon dioxide emissions have dropped to unprecedented levels during pandemic

As the demand for transportation fuels has plummeted at an unprecedented rate in the last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Northern Arizona University scientist says the dramatic decrease in local air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels...
28-Apr-2020 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NAU launches COVID-19 Testing Service Center to evaluate new drugs to fight deadly virus

The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) today announced that it is launching the COVID-19 Testing Service Center (CTSC) to grow the SARS-CoV-2 virus and test new drugs against it. By repurposing its existing...
22-Apr-2020 5:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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