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Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
It’s In the Bag: National Pack Your Lunch Day 2019
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

It’s time to channel your inner child. You don’t even need to have the coolest lunch box. And there’s no better day to do so than on March 10, “National Pack Your Lunch Day,” an annual celebration that promotes healthy waistlines and hefty wallets. UNLV Instructor and nutritionist Samantha Coogan has tips and tricks to satisfy your grumbling belly at work or school all while keeping it nutritious and affordable.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Quick Take: Screen Pregnant Women Early and Often for Perinatal Depression
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Postpartum depression is the most common complication after childbirth, but it is frequently undiagnosed and untreated because routine screening is not a standard of practice among most healthcare providers. With her work at a Las Vegas clinic, Dr. Marcia Clevesy, an assistant professor of nursing at UNLV, has focused on improving screening rates and documentation for PPD, while also advocating that all providers caring for maternal-child populations look for signs of maternal depression at the onset of pregnancy, and screen for it during the perinatal period.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
National Day of Unplugging: 5 Reasons to Digital Detox
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Ping! Swoosh! Chirp! In an “always on” world — where we’re constantly bombarded with emails, social media notifications, and other distractions — do you sometimes want to go where nobody knows your name? There may not be an app for that but thousands of people around the country have found something close: Sundown on March 1 kicks off the National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
The Dollar Store Diet: Produce Quality Matches Traditional Chains
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Discount stores offer a good option to both low-income and budget shoppers, UNLV research finds.

Released: 7-Feb-2019 6:05 AM EST
UNLV Among 11 Teams Worldwide To Compete in 2020 Solar Decathlon
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Students to build sustainable home of healing for military veterans for U.S. Department of Energy contest; UNLV competed in 2013 and 2017.

Released: 16-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST
UNLV Startup Uses Genes to Create Personalized Diets
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Food Genes and Me is a site and software that lets users figure out health risks and how to solve them within minutes.

Released: 14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Concept for Converting Radio Waves to Energy Nets Top Prize in Media Innovation Hackathon
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV and Beasley Media Group announced the winners of their inaugural Media Innovation Hackathon Jan. 10 at CES 2019. The Radio Heads, an all-freshman student team from UNLV, took top honors for a project exploring the conversion of radio waves into electrical energy that could potentially be used to charge devices.

Released: 7-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
A Place on the Shelf: Teachers Should Choose Diverse Children’s Books
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Sophie Ladd, an assistant professor of teaching and learning at UNLV, encourages teachers to bring culturally-diverse children's literature and chapter books into their classrooms in order to promote empathy and conversation around difficult topics.

Released: 12-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
UNLV Study Unlocks Clues to How Planets Form
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV researchers Shangjia Zhang and Zhaohuan Zhu led a team of international astronomers in a study that used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy there is potentially a large population of young planets — similar in mass to Neptune or Jupiter — at wide-orbit that are not detectable by other current planet searching techniques.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
Keep it Complex: New Study Shows that Previous Research Oversimplified Schizophrenia Symptoms
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Negative symptoms in schizophrenia can be so disabling that they interfere with a person’s ability to attend school, begin a fulfilling career, and even live independently. In a recent study published by JAMA Psychiatry, UNLV psychology professor Daniel Allen and colleagues suggest a new way to classify the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, which may influence research and treatment in years to come.

Released: 19-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST
Tiny Footprints, Big Discovery: Reptile Tracks Oldest Ever Found in Grand Canyon
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A geology professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has discovered that a set of 28 footprints left behind by a reptile-like creature 310 million years ago, are the oldest ever to be found in Grand Canyon National Park.

Released: 6-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Face the Music: Explicit Anti-Piracy Warnings Are Best Deterrent
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

STOP! This is illegal. You may be monitored and fined. Did that get your attention? Good. Because according to a new UNLV study, this phrasing coupled with a graphic of a computer and download symbol with a prohibitive slash is the most effective way to stop music piracy.

Released: 17-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT
Think Your Child Has ADHD? Read This First.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

October is ADHD Awareness Month. As child diagnoses rise, UNLV psychologist Ronald T. Brown offers tips that parents should consider before calling their medical provider.

Released: 3-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT
How "Supergirl" is Changing the Game for Transgender Youth
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV professor Erika Abad on the history of LGBTQ people in comics, television, film, and other media, and why TV's latest superhero is just what we need.

Released: 18-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Study Explores Possibility of Life on Moons of Rogue Planets
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

It sounds like the stuff of George Lucas' universe, but it may be real. There may be life on the moons of rogue planets — solitary planets that have been ejected from their host star and which drift through the galaxy. A few observations and some prevailing theories about planet formation and life inspired UNLV astrophysicists to consider this possibility. The results of their study will appear in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Released: 11-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
4 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Entertainment Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

How fusing technology and fine arts is helping UNLV students build new creations and careers at top studios like Pixar.

Released: 5-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
UNLV, Desert Radiology Sign Partnership Agreement
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The collaboration will combine the resources of both organizations to boost business and research opportunities.

Released: 27-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Wildfire Risk Doesn’t Douse Housing Demand
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Demand for real estate rebounds in high-risk areas within one to two years of a wildfire, UNLV study finds. Here’s what the research may mean for homeowners in California and beyond.

Released: 9-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Study: Brain Proteins, Patterns Reveal Clues to Understanding Epilepsy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

An international team of researchers has identified which brain proteins might be most influential in controlling neural activity associated with epilepsy and anxiety, paving the way for better prevention and treatments someday.

Released: 23-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
UNLV, GOED, and Fraunhofer Team Up to Position Las Vegas as Autonomous Mobility Leader
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The three organizations will collaborate to research and develop new autonomous transportation solutions for Southern Nevada.

Released: 23-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
UNLV International Gaming Institute Research Helps Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Japan’s lawmakers on Friday approved the nation’s first integrated resorts; IGI reports offered analysis for officials, business leaders on gaming regulation and ways to balance growing tourism market while minimizing social costs.

Released: 20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
What a Pain: The iPad Neck Plagues Women More
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 5-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
UNLV Awarded $11.4 Million Federal Grant to Advance Personalized Medicine in Nevada
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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 through the NIH’s competitive Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. It’s also believed to be the first COBRE program in the nation focused exclusively on personalized medicine.

Released: 5-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT
The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.

Released: 3-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Study: Maternal Placenta Consumption Causes No Harm to Newborns
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 27-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT
The Flying Disc so Big It Was Mistaken for a UFO
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 18-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
An Eye Toward Regeneration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 26-Mar-2018 7:05 PM EDT
Lions and Tigers and Bears — Open Wide!
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV animal dentist and beauty pageant queen Tina Brandon Abbatangelo prepares and wears multiple crowns.

Released: 26-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EDT
UNLV Professor on Relationship Between Nevada's Casinos and its Gaming Regulators
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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 law.

Released: 15-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Fighting Obesity Through Fruit Fly Famines
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 14-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Humans Flourished Through Super Volcano 74,000 Years Ago
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 9-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EST
Unique Diamond Impurities Indicate Water Deep in Earth's Mantle
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 7-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST
Building a Collegiate Debate Dynasty
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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 its steady rise up the college rankings.

Released: 28-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
University Partnership to Help Nevada Scientists Commercialize Discovery
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 22-Feb-2018 2:50 PM EST
UNLV Supercomputing Boosted Through New Collaboration with Altair
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 16-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
UNLV Study Finds No Testosterone Changes in Esports Gamers
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Players of the competitive esports video game League of Legends showed no change in testosterone during game play, UNLV researchers have found.

Released: 13-Feb-2018 4:25 PM EST
Mars Rocks: UNLV Helps Pinpoint Landing Spots for NASA’s 2020 Mission
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV research could help assess excavation sites for rover mission that hopes to secure evidence of past life on the red planet.

Released: 6-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST
The Universal Language of Magic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV senior Santiago Michel opened his new Planet Hollywood show Ilusión Mental to audiences on the Las Vegas Strip with a mix of mind reading and mind-bending illusions. But he didn’t rely on his intuition to break ground with the Strip’s first all-in-Spanish show. He sought advice from a mentor at UNLV.

Released: 24-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
UNLV, City of Las Vegas Receive $1.8M from HUD to Remove Lead from Older Homes
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV Healthy Homes team will also examine homes for health issues such as asthma triggers, energy and fire problems, trip and fall hazards, pests, and mold.

Released: 23-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
UNLV Hospitality College Marks 50 Years, Opens State-of-the-Art Academic Building
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

At the peak of its 50th anniversary, UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality is ringing in the New Year – and the new semester – with the opening of its state-of-the-art academic building, Hospitality Hall.

Released: 8-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
What’s in a Name? How the Perception of Taking a Spouse’s Surname Can Define Power in Marriage
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A new study led by a UNLV psychology professor shows that a wife’s choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband’s personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.

Released: 7-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST
Folklorist's Research Tracks Societal Trends in Decorated Graduation Caps
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The emerging tradition of DIY decorated mortarboards offers insight into current day culture. UNLV professor and folklorist Sheila Bock is documenting the graduation caps and researching trends in the stories they tell.

Released: 5-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST
Exposure to Wildfire Smoke In Utero Lowers Birthweight: @UNLV Study
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Economics researchers capitalize on the dynamics of wildfires to prove infants’ proximity to smoke pollution while in utero affects birthweight.

Released: 4-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST
5 Tips for Navigating Political Discussions at the Holiday Table
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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.

Released: 30-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
Placenta Consumption Offers Few Benefits for New Moms
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV researchers find consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.

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