Northern Arizona University’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) awarded Pilot Project Program research grants totaling $180,000 to four NAU junior faculty investigators conducting health equity research in the areas of… Read more
Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer and unusually common in Arizona, where residents are exposed to… Read more
Nate Nieto, a prominent—and promising—microbiologist at NAU, died from pancreatic cancer in June, but his legacy lives on across the university community and beyond. His research in infectious disease and wildlife ecology will continue to resonate for years to come because of the meaningful scientific collaborations he fostered and the students he mentored.
Committed to improving public health
As noted on the Nieto… Read more
The American population is aging, and conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are on the rise. With those factors in place, the medical community has growing concerns about wound treatment. According to the American Professional Wound Care Association, about 15 percent of Medicare recipients suffer chronic, nonhealing wounds at… Read more
Since the mid-20th century, the global human population has grown from 2.5 billion to 7.7 billion, according to the most recent United Nations estimate. Much of this growth was due to the unprecedented agricultural expansion made possible by the widespread use of synthetic pesticides starting in the 1950s.
By applying pesticides to prevent a variety of insects,… Read more
A new study using high-speed video analysis reveals surprising findings about how flatfish use their fins to “walk” across the ocean floor. NAU professor of biology Alice Gibb is co-author of the paper written by a field station collaborator, Claire Fox, now a doctoral student at Cornell. The study, recently published in Zoology, was featured in National Geographic because of its novel approach to research.
Flatfish are a remarkably successful group:… Read more