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What a Pain: The iPad Neck Plagues Women More

Gender and posture -- not screen time -- are the biggest risk factors behind developing "iPad neck," says a UNLV study published this month in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science.
20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNLV Awarded $11.4 Million Federal Grant to Advance Personalized Medicine in Nevada

UNLV was recently awarded an $11.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build Nevada’s first center of excellence in personalized medicine. The five-year award marks the first time UNLV will lead a project funded...
5-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Maternal Placenta Consumption Causes No Harm to Newborns

A joint UNLV and Oregon State University study found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies when compared to infants of mothers who did not consume their placenta.
3-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Flying Disc so Big It Was Mistaken for a UFO

Before the days of drones, two UNLV engineering professors were looking for a way to engage their students beyond textbook exercises. So, naturally, they gravitated toward flying discs. Big ones. This is their story.
27-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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An Eye Toward Regeneration

UNLV scientist Kelly Tseng, Ph.D. and her team have found that frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injuries, a breakthrough that may lead one day to the ability to orchestrate tissue regeneration in humans.
18-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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


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The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives

Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.
5-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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Lions and Tigers and Bears — Open Wide!

UNLV animal dentist and beauty pageant queen Tina Brandon Abbatangelo prepares and wears multiple crowns.
26-Mar-2018 7:05 PM EDT

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UNLV Professor on Relationship Between Nevada's Casinos and its Gaming Regulators

It’s no secret that the glitz and glamour of casinos and gambling have made Las Vegas a bucket list destination for people all over the world. A little less flashy are the jobs of regulators tasked with ensuring that gaming companies follow the...
26-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EDT

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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

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

11-Jan-2018 4:15 PM EST

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

5-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

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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

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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

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