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UNLV Research: No, the Human Brain Did Not Shrink 3,000 Years Ago

In new paper, UNLV-led anthropology team balks at a widely held belief that modern humans experienced an evolutionary decrease in brain size.
5-Aug-2022 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Low Pressure, High Stakes: UNLV Physicists Make Major Gains in Race for Room-Temperature Superconductivity

Less than two years after shocking the science world with the discovery of a material capable of room-temperature superconductivity, a team of UNLV physicists has upped the ante once again by reproducing the feat at the lowest pressure ever...
3-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smoke Break: UNLV Study Strengthens Link Between Smoking and Increased Fracture Risk in Men

It’s no secret that puffing cigarettes is the culprit behind a host of ailments, including respiratory diseases and throat cancer. But a new UNLV study reveals that male smokers — who, demographically, are more likely than women to light up —...
8-Jun-2022 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Paper Explores Ethical Challenges in Microbiome Research

A human rights activist and a group of anthropologists and human biologists are casting a critical lens on the way that microbiome research is conducted with Indigenous peoples. While not the first time a call for more ethical research engagement in...
16-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNLV Kerkorian School of Medicine Awarded Grant to Study Injuries, Deaths on Nevada Roads

The Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV was awarded a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety to continue its long-standing study of traffic-related injuries and fatalities in Nevada.
1-Apr-2022 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNLV Researchers Discover New Form of Ice

By incrementally raising the pressure in diamond anvil cell, and periodically blasting it with a laser beam, UNLV scientists observed a sample of water ice make the transition from a known cubic phase, Ice-VII, to a newly discovered intermediate...
18-Mar-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Closer to Unlocking Origin of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

Nearly 15 years after the discovery of fast radio bursts (FRBs), the origin of the millisecond-long, deep-space cosmic explosions remains a mystery. That may soon change, thanks to the work of an international team of scientists – including UNLV...
18-Mar-2022 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Quest to Cure Cancer: UNLV Undergrad Wins Prestigious Pfizer Research Scholarship

Citlally Lopez strives to break down cultural, gender, and language barriers on her way to becoming a physician-scientist who performs her own House, M.D.-version magic, unlocking cures for diseases while making medical care accessible to...
7-Mar-2022 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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