Could the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine reawaken previous antibody responses and point the way to a universal coronavirus vaccine? A new analysis of the antibody response to a COVID-19 vaccine suggests the immune system’s history with other coronaviruses, including those behind the common cold, shapes the patient’s response, according to a study published… Read more
New initiative supports building a collaborative community of early-career scientists
Zoonotic diseases—caused by germs that spread between animals and people—are very common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three of every four new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals—for example, scientists… Read more
Researchers in Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) recently received four grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAU Regents’ Professor Julie Baldwin, director of CHER and the… Read more
During his weekly press conference this afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey called the three public universities Arizona’s secret weapon in the battle against COVID-19 and announced that the State of Arizona is providing $8 million to Northern Arizona University, ASU and UArizona in support of additional testing, surveillance and other COVID-19 response efforts.
The governor also noted that NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research has been embedded with the Coconino County monitoring team helping to investigate and contact trace COVID-19 cases… Read more
In her ongoing research about Americans’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Arizona University anthropology professor Lisa Hardy and her collaborators have talked to dozens of people. A couple of them stand out to the researchers.
Hardy spoke to a man who had polio as a child and had to live in… Read more
From pesticides to chemical weapons, from marshlands to battlefields, Frank von Hippel, ecotoxicology professor in the Northern Arizona University Department of Biological Sciences, traces the efforts of scientists to end famine and plagues, and to wage war, in his new book, The Chemical Age: How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth, which was recently published by University of… Read more