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Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine

A team of UNLV neuroscientists are uncovering how psychedelics affect brain activity. Their work, published recently in Nature: Scientific Reports, shows a strong connection in rodent models between brain activity and behaviors resulting from...
10-Mar-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Call Me, Maybe? UNLV Study Probes How People Connected During the Pandemic

UNLV social media expert Natalie Pennington shares the top 10 takeaways of research on the impact of video chats, email, online gaming, and other communication tech on stress, loneliness, and relationships.
5-Mar-2021 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Harnessing the Power of Proteins in our Cells to Combat Disease

A lab on UNLV’s campus has been a hub of activity in recent years, playing a significant role in a new realm of drug discovery — one that could potentially provide a solution for patients who have run out of options.
25-Feb-2021 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Astronomers discover clues that unveil the mystery of fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs - powerful, millisecond-duration radio waves coming from deep space outside the Milky Way Galaxy - have been among the most mysterious astronomical phenomena ever observed.
6-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Astronomers Discover Clues that Unveil the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang and international collaborators recently observed fast radio bursts, powerful radio waves coming from deep space that have been among the most mysterious astronomical phenomena ever observed. Zhang contributes to our...
5-Nov-2020 6:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Stronger STEM: UNLV Researchers Team Up to Improve Retention, Graduation Rates in Civil Engineering

UNLV researchers are teaming up to help civil engineering students stay in school and graduate. The project, supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant, will strengthen curriculum, build community among students, and help faculty...
5-Nov-2020 6:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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$1M Awarded to Companies Innovating Solutions toChallenges Facing Hospitality Industry in UNLV-hosted Competition

The Lee Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently awarded nearly $1 million to eight companies developing solutions that could help spur recovery in the hospitality industry amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2-Nov-2020 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Book Series Offers Oral History of Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact on Education

Two-volume "Corona Chronicles" narratives recount how students, parents, administrators, and community members are navigating these uncertain times.
3-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert available how zoom became a household name for virtual meetings

2-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT

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Expert Available: School Psychologists, COVID-19, and the Return of In-Person Learning

24-Feb-2021 5:05 PM EST

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Systemic Racism & Health Care: Building Black Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccine

4-Feb-2021 12:55 PM EST

Vice Presidential Vogue: Kamala Harris and White House Fashion

28-Jan-2021 3:15 PM EST

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COVID-19 Vaccine Expert Available: Why You Should Sign up for Your Shot

27-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST

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A Force of Influence: Children as YouTube Stars

Benjamin Burroughs, an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at UNLV, examines the emergent digital media landscape where children are cultivated as child “influencers” and explores the ethical considerations of child-created...
16-Dec-2020 5:20 PM EST

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UNLV psychologist/gender research expert available for comment on WSJ's Jill Biden op-ed

14-Dec-2020 1:15 PM EST

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COVID-19 Crisis Communication Expert Available

9-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST

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