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Funding from National Institutes of Health will support human genetics research, develop pipeline of scientists working to make Nevada a leader in personalized medicine.
Scott Abella and his team of researchers use land near solar power plant to coax desert tortoise population back to health.
Aspiring physician Kevin Ashi’s mission to solve global public health challenges is a path paved through life experiences, hard work, and a philosophy built on taking chances.
UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
UNLV study shows frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injury, debunking a belief that they can’t.
The student-led Scientista Foundation chapter is working to close the gender gap in professional STEM fields.
Undergraduate Honors College student Sophia Quinton has overcome personal adversity to win prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
UNLV research administrators on creating an environment to connect faculty from different disciplines.
UNLV biologist finds nearly 400 genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems in fruit flies.
Grad students present their best work at annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact showcase on Feb. 2.
Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Len Jessup during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.
Med student and community leader share a vision for a healthier Las Vegas.
UNLV Prof. Brian Hedlund is studying microorganisms in a Nevada hot spring; the results could help evaluate whether extraterrestrial life exists.
Excited about UNLV’s diversity and upward trajectory, this new life sciences professor is looking forward to involving more undergraduates in her research.
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Life Sciences In The News
Two longtime friends and co-workers are sharing their love for the Mojave Desert with others through their new book, “A Natural History of the Mojave Desert.”
No fantasy world is complete without a fire-breathing dragon. SpaceX founder Elon Musk even wants to make a cyborg version a reality, or so he tweeted April 25. But if someone was going to make a dragon happen, how would it get its flame? Nature, it seems, has all the parts a dragon needs to set the world on fire, no flamethrower required. The creature just needs a few chemicals, some microbes — and maybe tips from a tiny desert fish.
Research into the regeneration of eye tissue in embryonic frogs could support work to restore human tissue.
A UNLV scientist and her team have found that frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injuries, a breakthrough that may lead one day to the ability to orchestrate tissue regeneration in humans.
Xenopus laevis embryos of the African clawed frog, a species that had been used for decades to detect pregnancy in the United States, (only to be later released into U.S. waters after they were no longer needed in labs), has the capability to regenerate fully functioning eyes, according to researchers with the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
Life Sciences Experts
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An expert in bioinformatics, virology, AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer's disease, and genetics.