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Education

Done in 180 seconds: NAU grad students showcase research in 7th annual 3MRP finals

Fungal sex, protecting the mental health of mothers with newborns in the NICU and the perceived effects of a teacher’s accent on their students’ comprehension were among the innovative research projects Northern Arizona University graduate students presented at the 7th annual 3MRP finals last week. 3MRP, or 3 Minute Research Presentation, offers graduate students the opportunity

Opinion

Opinion: The Government Didn’t Create the COVID-19 Vaccines

President Joe Biden recently toured a Pfizer plant in Kalamazoo, Mich., where workers are churning out millions of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine doses. During his remarks, he mentioned that in mid-February he had “toured the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health . . . [where] I met world-class doctors, scientists, and researchers who

Legal Beat

NAU researchers partner with Coconino County Attorney’s Office to develop criminal justice deflection and diversion infrastructure

In Coconino County, individuals are admitted to jail twice as often per year as the national average, with about 3,093 per 100,000 people per year admitted to Coconino County Detention Facility (CCDF). To address the incarceration rate, Northern Arizona University faculty members are collaborating with Coconino County Attorney’s Office to analyze the most effective methods

Science

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses

A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed on Tuesday. The telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform and the Gregorian dome — a structure as tall as a four-story building that houses secondary reflectors — fell onto the northern

Science

NAU, UArizona, ASU join research computing fight against COVID-19

Northern Arizona is joining the University of Arizona and Arizona State University in a worldwide effort to advance COVID-19 research using research computing resources. Arizona’s three state universities are participating in the national Folding@home project, which relies on volunteers’ idle computing power to run protein modeling computations that help researchers learn more about how to

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