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Research Brief: What Does The Car You Drive Say About Your Manners?

New UNLV study finds that drivers of flashy cars are less likely to yield for pedestrians.
26-Feb-2020 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Diet Makes a Difference in Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infection

Popular diets low in carbs and high in fat and protein might be good for the waistline, but a new UNLV study shows that just the opposite may help to alleviate the hospital-acquired infection Clostridioides difficile. The results appeared in a study...
12-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Research Brief: Ocean Temperatures Impact Central American Climate More than Once Thought

In a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, UNLV climate scientists and colleagues examined the rainfall history of Central America over the last 11,000 years. The results provide long-sought answers to what has been controlling...
5-Feb-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pot While Pregnant: UNLV Medicine Doctors Urge Caution

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors.
2-Dec-2019 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Black Fire Innovation Confirms Collaboration with Intel to Advance Hospitality Customer Experience

Tech industry leader Intel announced today that it will partner with UNLV and Caesars Entertainment on Black Fire Innovation, a research and technology hub opening soon at UNLV's Harry Reid Research & Tech Park where hospitality concepts will be...
29-Oct-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From Hate Speech to Hate Crimes

UNLV sociologist researches how interacting in online white supremacist networks can convert hateful words into real violence.
2-Oct-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shocks to Social Capital: 30 Days After Terror Attack, Institutional Trust Falls to Pre-Incident Levels, Study Finds

A new study from researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack led to a significant increase in social capital immediately following the incident. However, the boost in social capital reverts...
10-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Sizzling Southwest Summers Can Cause Pavement Burns in Seconds

When temperatures throughout the sizzling Southwestern U.S. climb to over 100 degrees, the pavement can get hot enough to cause second-degree burns on human skin in a matter of seconds. In a new study published in the Journal of Burn Care &...
26-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tips from a Microbiologist on Keeping the House Clean During COVID-19

2-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT

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Conversing About Coronavirus: How to Talk to Your Children About the Pandemic

25-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EDT

How to Stay Active and Eat Healthy During Coronavirus Pandemic

23-Mar-2020 5:50 PM EDT

Social Media While Social Distancing: A How-To Guide

20-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT

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Social Spacing: Tips On Deepening Connections & Staying Safe, Sane Amid Coronavirus

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Expert Available to Break Down Democratic Debates

18-Feb-2020 7:20 PM EST

The Hidden History of Valentine's Day

UNLV history professor Elizabeth Nelson separates facts about the effects of marketing, consumerism, and social media on the holiday's evolution from fiction about love's golden age.
5-Feb-2020 5:35 PM EST

6 Tips for Navigating Political Discussions at the Holiday Table

6-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST

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