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UNLV to Launch Tourist Safety Institute

Safety and security for Nevada’s visitors will be the focus of the newly launched Tourist and Safety Institute at the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.
26-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Once Upon a Skyline: The Story of Las Vegas Strip Architecture

Hospitality design expert Glenn NP Nowak on the tech-loaded MSG Sphere’s impact on Strip and residential architecture, and how UNLV is prepping the next generation of creators.
21-Sep-2023 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Astronomers Shed New Light on Formation of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

International team reports on a radio pulsar phase of a Galactic magnetar that emitted a fast radio burst in 2020; observations suggest unique origins for “bursts” and “pulses," which adds to FRB formation theory.
28-Jul-2023 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Astronomers Reveal New Features of Galactic Black Holes

An international team of scientists, including UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang, reports in the July 26 issue of Nature a dedicated observational campaign on the Galactic microquasar dubbed GRS 1915+105. The team revealed features of a microquasar...
26-Jul-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Alzheimer’s Drug Development Pipeline: Promising Therapies, Pharma Investment Drive Momentum in Clinical Trials

According to the newly released “Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development Pipeline: 2023,” there are currently 187 clinical trials in the Alzheimer’s drug development pipeline – the most ever on record. This momentum is driven in part by...
25-May-2023 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brain-Belly Connection: Gut Health May Influence Likelihood of Developing Alzheimer’s

UNLV study pinpoints 10 bacterial groups associated with Alzheimer’s disease, provides new insights into the relationship between gut makeup and dementia.
11-May-2023 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Frenchman Mountain Dolostone: 500 Million-Year-Old Grand Canyon Rock Layer Finally Gets A Name

In a new report published this spring in the Geological Society of America journal Geosphere, a UNLV-led research team outlines how it identified and bestowed a moniker upon a previously unexplored 500 million-year-old Grand Canyon formation: The...
3-May-2023 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Candida Auris: New Study Shows How Wastewater Tracking May Stem Spread of Deadly Fungus

A rapid spike in cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungus has concerned public health officials across the nation. But a team of Southern Nevada researchers hope their new study applying wastewater surveillance can help health officials...
6-Apr-2023 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Food as Medicine: How Strawberries Can Reduce Diabetes Risk

UNLV research shows that a simple serving of strawberries each day can boost cardiometabolic health without the need for medication.
20-Sep-2023 6:05 PM EDT

A Physical Therapist's Top Tips to Keep Older Adults Safe from Falls

UNLV professor Jennifer Nash shares insights on why fall prevention is so important to maintaining health as we age.
19-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT

When the First Stars Turned On: The Origins of the Universe

All stories start somewhere – even the incomprehensibly vast expanse above us has a beginning. Scientists have long studied the cosmos, searching for answers to the “how’s” and “why’s” of life, and that effort continues to this day. ...
21-Jun-2023 1:00 PM EDT

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The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Policing: Following the Public Impact

UNLV law professor Frank Rudy Cooper on the psychological impact of repeated exposure to videos of violent and deadly police encounters that increasingly circulate online; the role that slavery and societal norms surrounding masculinity play into...
21-Mar-2023 12:25 PM EDT

Sure Bet: UNLV Expert on the Past, Present, and Future of Legalized Sports Wagering

For many fans, sports betting is most associated with the glare of television screens broadcasting every sporting event imaginable in a glitzy casino in Las Vegas — for decades, one of the only places in the U.S. where spectators could legally...
30-Jan-2023 7:20 PM EST

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