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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


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


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


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

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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


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


@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

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