According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 48 million Americans are sickened by foodborne illnesses each year, costing the economy more than $15 billion. To combat this persistent problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies are prioritizing improved safety measures across all sectors of food production,… Read more
Northern Arizona University researcher Jeff Foster is leading an international effort to study and track the spread of one of the most important infectious diseases in humans and livestock worldwide. Brucellosis infects an estimated 500,000 people and millions of animals each year – cattle, pigs, sheep, goats – resulting in long-term illness and significant economic loss, though very little is known about… Read more
Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following Arizona’s first reported case of COVID-19 in late January, the state experienced no subsequent cases that went undetected and was COVID-free until at least 11 distinct incursions occurred between mid-February and early April.
The published results appear in the scientific journal mBio.
Faculty at Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, University of Arizona (UArizona)… Read more
Team will use genomic sequencing to track new coronavirus, provide critical data for global biomedical researchers and give Arizona an edge in responding to the pandemic
The misuse of and addiction to opioids, including prescription analgesics and street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, is a serious national crisis affecting public health as well as the country’s social and economic welfare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017 alone, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result… Read more
The goal of public health is to improve the health of communities by promoting behaviors such as physical activity, while the goal of K-12 physical education (PE) is to teach children the skills to become and remain physically active for life.
Although their goals are related, there is an ongoing debate about how PE can prepare children to remain active beyond the school day—ultimately,… Read more