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A University of Oklahoma Center on American Indian and Alaska Native Genomic Research will examine the impact of genomic information on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and health care systems. A National Institutes of Health grant for $3,611,308 will allow the OU research team to collaborate with the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, the Chickasaw Nation and Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska, to study knowledge and attitudes about genomics. Comment?
IMAGE: This is a computer simulation of the M 7.1. Iniskin earthquake, showing its complex seismic wavefield. view more January's magnitude 7.1 Iniskin earthquake that shook the Cook Inlet region of Alaska was an unusual event, one that has seismologists in the area reconsidering the potential hazard from such quakes. Comment?
Erosion after severe wildfires can be the dominant force shaping forested mountainous landscapes of the U.S. Intermountain West, suggests a new research paper by two University of Arizona geoscientists. The study is the first to assess the impact of wildfires on such landscapes by combining several different ways to measure short-term and long-term erosion rates, said study co-author Jon Pelletier, a UA professor of geosciences. Comment?
Cologuard stool DNA testing for colorectal cancer was found to be an accurate noninvasive screening option for Alaska Native people, a population with one of world's highest rates of colorectal cancer, concluded researchers from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Mayo Clinic. The remote residence of many Alaska Native people in sparsely distributed communities across vast roadless regions creates a barrier to screening with conventional tools, such as a colonoscopy. Comment?
IMAGE: This NOAA GOES-West infrared image of post-tropical cyclone Champi shows the storm just south of Alaska on Oct. 26 at 1200 UTC. view more Former western North Pacific Ocean typhoon Champi weakened and transitioned into an extra-tropical cyclone and moved east across the Pacific. Comment?
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