New patent for flu test
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) have been awarded a patent for a test that can detect—and assist in the treatment of—the... more
Ionic liquids could help fight skin infections

Illustration of bacteria encapsulated in a biofilm in the skin. (Credit: Peter Allen, UCSB)

Nearly 80 percent of human skin infections can be traced to harmful bacteria huddled beneath a biofilm, a protective layer formed by microorganisms that acts as a shield and makes... more
Rice field

Research links rice agriculture to global warming through methane production. Photo: International Rice Research Institute.

This article is part of a series that  features new research centers and institutes at Northern Arizona University. These research hubs foster cutting-edge research and/or... more
NAU Professor Teki Sankey with drone

Assistant Research Professor Temuulen “Teki” Sankey holds a fully-functional miniature version of her custom-engineered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The full-sized drone measures six feet across and is equipped with both a hyperspectral camera and a lidar scanner for high-resolution imaging. Photo: Monica Saaty, NAU IDEA Lab.

For remote sensing ecologist Temuulen “Teki” Sankey, the acquisition of a low-flying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) brings high-tech, high-resolution imaging closer to home.Using... more
The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced the availability of a new high-performance computing cluster to the NAU research community. Named Monsoon, the cluster... more

News Briefs

New test for Determining Type of Bats in Caves

Photo: Courtesy of Friends of Kartchner Caverns State Park in Cochise County, Arizona.

Because bats disperse seeds, pollinate plants, and control insect populations, officials regularly consider bats when making decisions that could affect habitats.  Two NAU scientists—Postdoctoral... read more
Follow-up health care for Native Americans

The town of Chinle, near Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation.  

Photo: Nicole Gilbert/Cronkite News

The Navajo Nation spans three states and 27,000 square miles. Many homes are so remote and spread out that they don’t have addresses. And that can make healthcare difficult, especially follow-up care... read more
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $13 million grant renewal to Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the University of Arizona (UA) Cancer Center’s Partnership for Native... read more

Through the Lens

Student Research

Loving kindness meditation can change the brain

Dr. Larry Stevens congratulates Amanda Garcia. (Photo: Monica Saaty, IDEA Lab)

Even before they begin their undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University (NAU), some students are getting the opportunity to participate in a research internship under the Research... read more

Faces of Research

John Georgas joined the faculty of Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2008 when he realized that a university with an even balance of research and teaching “proved to be very hard to find. NAU is unique in that sense,” he said, adding, “I am always surrounded by very smart colleagues and students. It’s a great working environment, with a diversity of... read more

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