Arizona has again denied expanding the state’s medical marijuana program. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the denial comes as a group gathers signatures to put recreational legalization on Arizona’s 2014 ballot.
A Northern Arizona University regents’ biology professor is studying how the speed with which frogs catch insects can improve the mechanics of artificial limbs for humans. Kiisa Nishikawa has discovered the connection is a protein called titin. It essentially enables muscles to “think,” reacting in milliseconds, rather than waiting for a signal from the brain.
Gov. Jan Brewer has made an executive order to shut down the agency that oversees the state’s Child Protective Services. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the order comes after at least a year of widespread mismanagement at CPS.
Twenty five hundred "Lumberjacks" are graduating from Northern Arizona University today. Of course, the Lumberjack is the NAU mascot. But, among them is a real lumberjack. Forester David Gouveia is a timbersports champion.
Behind locked doors, in an air-sealed laboratory in Flagstaff, the world's foremost DNA expert is taking apart the tiniest and mightiest killers, like deadly strains of anthrax and bacterial superbugs. For NAU professor, Paul Keim, these bugs are some of the fiercest enemies to public health.
Step into Robert Kellar's physiology and anatomy class at NAU and you'll learn how the human body works. But, step into his lab an you'll learn how to grow human skin. Dr. Kellar can teach plants how to manufacture human protein.