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Researcher studying disease-causing fungus in Carlsbad bats

Researcher studying disease-causing fungus in Carlsbad bats

Visiting University of New Mexico Biology associate professor Diana Northup studies the external microbiome of bats at Carlsbad Caverns National Park to detect potential natural defenses against the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which causes white-nose syndrome (WNS), a common bat disease.

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UNM scientists, part of international geosciences team, reconstruct 6.5 million years of sea-level stands in the Western Mediterranean

UNM scientists, part of international geosciences team, reconstruct 6.5 million years of sea-level stands in the Western Mediterranean; Geological features in Mallorcan caves produce scientific insights for understanding modern-day sea-level changes

An international team of scientists, including University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor Yemane Asmerom and Research Scientist Victor Polyak, and collaborators from the University of South Florida, University of Balearic Islands, and Columbia University, used cave deposits from the Mediterranean island of Mallorca known as phreatic overgrowths on speleothems to reconstruct past sea-level stands.

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Redistricting and reform: voters want more competition and transparency

Redistricting and reform: voters want more competition and transparency

The 2020 New Mexico Redistricting Survey is aimed at providing policymakers, advocates, and the wider public with valuable information about how the electorate in New Mexico views the redistricting process and which reforms they would support if considered by the legislature.

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UNM mechanical engineers develop a new way to solve deformation instability problems

UNM mechanical engineers develop a new way to solve deformation instability problems

University of New Mexico Ph.D. Student Siavash Nikravesh and Mechanical Engineering Professor and Department Chair Yu-Lin Shen, using Center for Advanced Research Computing resources, have developed a new three-dimensional modeling approach to solving deformation problems, making it easier to design a wide variety of products including flexible electronics.

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Biologist publication a step in fighting disease in humans and agriculture

Biologist publication a step in fighting disease in humans and agriculture

In newly published research titled Multiple origins of obligate nematode and insect symbionts by a clade of bacteria closely related to plant pathogens,researchers look at Drosophila neotestacea and its relationship with parasites and symbionts.

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Let there be light; UNM researchers discover certain materials combined with UV light can kill coronavirus and other viruses

Let there be light; UNM researchers discover certain materials combined with UV light can kill coronavirus and other viruses

Despite these grim realities about the novel coronavirus that has taken 2020 by storm, disrupting the work, school and personal lives of nearly everyone on the globe, some University of New Mexico researchers have found a possible breakthrough in how to manage this virus, as well as future ones.

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Yes, social justice and discrimination were driving issues for Latino voters in 2020

Yes, social justice and discrimination were driving issues for Latino voters in 2020

Although the coronavirus was the top issue on the minds of voters this cycle, Latino voters, particularly young Latino voters, were energized by demands for social justice and discrimination directed at their community.

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