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  • The Platinum Treatment

    UNLV chemistry Bryan Spangelo and his team of researchers patent a chemotherapy compound that uses a heavy metal derivative to improve cancer treatment.

  • Astrophysicist Elected APS Fellow

    UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang was recently elected Fellow to the American Physics Society. He was honored for his significant scientific contributions to the understanding of the physical mechanisms of high-energy astrophysical sources, especially the prompt emission and afterglows of cosmological gamma-ray bursts. Read about Zhang's love for astronomy and his research interests.

  • Abel-Santos Team Receives $3.25 Million Grant from NIH

    UNLV chemistry professor Ernesto Abel-Santos and his team have received a five-year, $3.25 million award from the National Institutes of Health to develop a more potent and stable drug to prevent Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile.

  • A Physics Professor on Global Climate Change

    Professor Michael Pravica explained the science behind global warming issues from his perspective as a physicist at a recent University Forum lecture. Here, he offers a recap of some of the issues he discussed.

  • Science in Motion: Andrew Cornelius

    Physicist Andrew Cornelius' research focuses on the properties of materials at high pressure. He won a full college scholarship by beating out more than 3,000 other high school students in a competition. The ability to understand the workings of the world still holds his fascination.