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NASA telescope’s ‘non-detection’ of first interstellar object in solar system leads team of astronomers to conclusions about mystery object's size, reflectivity

Led by Northern Arizona University astronomy professor David Trilling, the group determined ’Oumuamua's general size, which was too small to be seen by the telescope, as well as finding it may be 10 times more reflective than comets in the solar...
14-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Is Your Smart Fridge Spying on You? Electrical Engineers to Lead Development of Next-Gen Cybersecurity Solutions for Internet of Things

Northern Arizona University professor Fatemeh Afghah is leading the study, which is funded by the NSF's Partnerships for Innovation Program.
5-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study finds 'alarming' rates of HPV prevalence among American Indian women

Naomi Lee, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, is part of a team that found rates of HPV were four times higher among women 50-65 years old in AIAN communities than in the same age range of the...
30-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New $1.4 million grant supports NAU-Navajo Nation Tribal Epidemiology Center impact study of ‘unhealthy food’ tax

The grant allows scientists, Navajo Nation government officials, educators and students to collaborate on a study looking at the effectiveness of the Healthy Diné Nation Act, which was signed into law in 2014.
23-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Knowledge is power: Knowing the potential risks of hormonal birth control can help college women make more informed choices for their health and well-being

Northern Arizona University professor Sean Gregory's research found hormonal contraception use among young women is correlated with an increased risk of depression, which is correlated with adverse results in academic performance.
22-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Physiologist Publishes Findings on the Role of the Protein Titin in Muscle Contraction

Northern Arizona University professor Kiisa Nishikawa and her team studied how titin, actin and calcium interact and how those interactions can affect the treatment of diseases like muscular dystrophy.
16-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NAU Geneticist Awarded $500,000 USDA Grant to Prevent Tick-Borne Cattle Fever

Northern Arizona University professor Joe Busch studies the ticks that carry cattle fever, where were largely eradicated in the United States but are crossing the southern border and infecting cattle.
16-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Interdisciplinary Research Team Collaborating on Crowdsourced App Designed to Forecast, Track Flood Waters

Researchers from Arizona's three public universities, including Mikhail Chester from ASU and Ben Ruddell from NAU, received a $1.5 million grant from the NSF for this project.
3-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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