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Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public research university with its main campus in Flagstaff, Arizona

Fecal transplants reduce autism symptoms by nearly 50 percent after two years

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, up from one in every 150 in 2000. They report that “about half a million people on the autism spectrum will become adults over the next decade, a swelling tide for which the country is

Fecal transplants reduce autism symptoms by nearly 50 percent after two years

A new type of silicon laser uses sound waves to amplify light for silicon photonics

Yale scientists have created a new type of silicon laser that uses sound waves to amplify light. A study about the discovery appears in the online edition of the journal Science. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in translating optical technologies — such as fiber optics and free-space lasers — into tiny optical or

A new type of silicon laser uses sound waves to amplify light for silicon photonics

Scientists reveal cause of one of the most devastating pandemics in human history

These findings suggest a new strain of plague could emerge again in humans in the future. An international team of scientists has discovered that two of the world’s most devastating plagues – the plague of Justinian and the Black Death, each responsible for killing as many as half the people in Europe—were caused by distinct

Scientists reveal cause of one of the most devastating pandemics in human history

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  • Number of international students down at ASU, UArizona, NAU
    on November 19, 2019 at 2:28 am

    At the University of Arizona, the overall number of international students declined by nearly 8% from 2018 to 2019. But school officials said new enrollments were increasing this year compared with ...

  • New research expands the answers we can get from bat guano
    on November 15, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Geneticist Faith Walker and wildlife ecologist Carol Chambers wanted a better look at the 1,406 known species of bats, so after years of trying to meet the bats where they were, the two Northern ...

  • NAU responds to backlash over students' Halloween costumes
    on October 31, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    NAU responds to backlash over students' Halloween costumes A group of Northern Arizona University students dressed up as people who are homeless, including costumes supposed to depict an "immigrant ...

  • Northern Arizona University
    on September 9, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public, research-led university located across the state of Arizona in the United States. Established in 1899 with just 23 students, the institution did not ...

  • NAU scores within National Science Foundation’s top 100
    on January 4, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Part one of a three-part series on NAU research. For the first time, Northern Arizona University has been ranked within the top 100 National Science Foundation (NSF) research rankings of universities ...

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Are major shifts taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean’s food web?

The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has changed substantially since 2000, suggesting major shifts are taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean’s food web, a new international study finds. The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has changed substantially since 2000,

Are major shifts taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean’s food web?

Could microorganisms living in the gut alter or even slow down the ageing process?

An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down. All living organisms, including human beings, coexist with a myriad of microbial species living in and on

Could microorganisms living in the gut alter or even slow down the ageing process?

The next generation of bio-inspired synthetic materials may be inspired by squid

A finely tuned molecular process in the camouflage of certain squid may lead to the next generation of bio-inspired synthetic materials Squids, octopuses and cuttlefish are undisputed masters of deception and camouflage. Their extraordinary ability to change color, texture and shape is unrivaled, even by modern technology. Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara

The next generation of bio-inspired synthetic materials may be inspired by squid

Is inflammation responsible for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness?

Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. An estimated 12M UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterize as ‘sluggishness’ or ‘brain fog’. This condition is

Is inflammation responsible for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness?

Fighting malnutrition with microparticles and micronutrients

New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A. About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who don’t get enough of these nutrients can develop

Fighting malnutrition with microparticles and micronutrients

AI will figure out when it is safe to talk to you in your vehicle

Can your AI agent judge when to talk to you while you are driving?  According to a KAIST research team, their in-vehicle conservation service technology will judge when it is appropriate to contact you to ensure your safety. Professor Uichin Lee from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at KAIST and his research team

AI will figure out when it is safe to talk to you in your vehicle