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NAU, partner institutions selected for international sustainability award

Northern Arizona University is a key partner in a project that has been recognized for its work in achieving one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals—goals designed to protect and sustain all life on Earth amid a changing...
26-Nov-2021 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

DART launch could be key step forward in planetary defense

Can we impact an incoming asteroid enough to move it out of range of hitting Earth? A test mission, which is being launched Tuesday, will do a practice run on an asteroid in NASA's first planetary defense mission.
22-Nov-2021 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Decoding biological mysteries with algae: NAU team wins $3M from NSF to model microbiome

The tiny cosmos of organisms living on a streamer of algae in a river could help scientists learn what turns an environment from healthy to toxic and back again. A multidisciplinary team led by NAU has won $3 million from the NSF to translate the...
18-Nov-2021 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Biochemists receive NIH funding to study potential treatment for chronic lung disease

Based on preliminary findings from their research into renal and breast cancer, biochemists Archana Varadaraj and Narendiran Rajasekaran were recently awarded $469,000 by the National Institutes of Health to apply those findings to a potential...
17-Nov-2021 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

The claim that supply chain problems started with the Biden presidency is off the mark

Today's supply chain problems are the result of long-term changes to manufacturing and supply chain management and short-term issues related to COVID, the economy and governmental action.
19-Oct-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Warming slows microbes’ growth, NAU researchers find in first-in-kind long-term experiment

In a first-of-its-kind warming experiment, researchers at Northern Arizona University found that microbes growth rate decreased over 15 years of warming. The research, published this week in Global Change Biology, showed that under warmer climate...
13-Oct-2021 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists partner with Indigenous communities to study effects of climate change and human development on Arctic caribou

Researcher Logan Berner was recently awarded $718,000 from the NSF to study how increased human development in the Arctic affects caribou herds against the backdrop of climate change. By partnering with Indigenous conservation managers and agencies...
12-Oct-2021 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Where Earth’s water comes from, preparing for DART impact and other lessons from space

Two NAU astronomers presented groundbreaking research this week at the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences, a branch of the American Academy of Sciences.
6-Oct-2021 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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