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Fighting Obesity Through Fruit Fly Famines

A UNLV biologist compared the DNA of fat fruit flies to a control group and found nearly 400 candidate genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems.
15-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Humans Flourished Through Super Volcano 74,000 Years Ago

Humans not only survived a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago, they flourished during the resulting climate change that occurred, a new study by UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith and colleagues found.
14-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Unique Diamond Impurities Indicate Water Deep in Earth's Mantle

A UNLV scientist has discovered the first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth’s mantle.
9-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Building a Collegiate Debate Dynasty

As the college hoops season heats up for the start of March Madness, basketball isn't the only collegiate competition that fans have their eye on. Debate's national tournament will be held March 23-26, and UNLV’s young debate program is continuing...
7-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University Partnership to Help Nevada Scientists Commercialize Discovery

UNLV’s Office of Technology Transfer and the Desert Research are partnering to help faculty and students leverage each other’s talent and resources to transform inventions into new products and services.
28-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNLV Supercomputing Boosted Through New Collaboration with Altair

Tapping into the tremendous power of the Cherry Creek II supercomputer at UNLV just got easier for faculty researchers and community partners alike, thanks to a new MOU between the university and Altair Engineering.
22-Feb-2018 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


UNLV Study Finds No Testosterone Changes in Esports Gamers

Players of the competitive esports video game League of Legends showed no change in testosterone during game play, UNLV researchers have found.
16-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Mars Rocks: UNLV Helps Pinpoint Landing Spots for NASA’s 2020 Mission

UNLV research could help assess excavation sites for rover mission that hopes to secure evidence of past life on the red planet.
13-Feb-2018 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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@UNLV Astrophysicist on Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon: What It Is and Why It's a Big Deal

25-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST


@UNLV Crowd Safety Expert Dissects Environments and Human Interactions for Clues on Creating Safe Spaces

11-Jan-2018 4:15 PM EST


Exposure to Wildfire Smoke In Utero Lowers Birthweight: @UNLV Study

5-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST


5 Tips for Navigating Political Discussions at the Holiday Table

UNLV Couple and Family Therapy program director offers strategies for when requests to pass the salt escalate into debates on passing tax and immigration reform.
4-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST


Halloween Candy? Go for the Chocolate, UNLV Dentist Says

Chocolate is the sweet treat least likely to play tricks on your teeth.
23-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT


UNLV Psychology Professor Launches Study of Traumatic Effects of Oct. 1 Tragedy

Study focused on understanding how people are reacting emotionally to the tragedy at the Route 91 country music festival Oct. 1.
20-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT


Dentists Get Cracking on the Stem Cell Front

UNLV researchers have developed a new method for extracting tooth root pulp that quadruples the number of stem cells that can be harvested and replicated to treat a variety of medical conditions.
4-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT


Placing Faith in Virtual Strangers

Sarah Tanford, a professor with UNLV's Harrah College of Hospitality, is an expert in hospitality consumer behavior. Over the past five years, she’s been plumbing the depths of online travel review sites, examining a number of elements to evaluate...
27-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

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