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UNLV study shows frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injury, debunking a belief that they can’t.
Passing the baton in the search for distant planets.
This new member of the College of Sciences team sings — both the praises of UNLV and just for fun.
Undergraduate Honors College student Sophia Quinton has overcome personal adversity to win prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV scientist searches for new information and for ways to explain a complex subject to the everyday folk.
UNLV research administrators on creating an environment to connect faculty from different disciplines.
Take a peek inside UNLV's Surface and Interface Characterization lab, where a global team is using massive machines to improve the microscopic performance of sustainable energy technologies.
UNLV biologist finds nearly 400 genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems in fruit flies.
How a vacation in South Africa, a one-of-its-kind UNLV lab, and pieces of volcanic glass smaller than a grain of salt changed a long-held view of human history.
Scientific analysis of diamond impurities - known as inclusions - reveal naturally forming ice crystals and point to water-rich regions deep below the Earth's crust.
Tips for avoiding the spores that make you sneeze and snore from UNLV's Pollen Monitoring Program.
UNLV research could help assess landing locations and excavation sites for NASA’s 2020 rover mission to Mars.
Grad students present their best work at annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact showcase on Feb. 2.
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Sciences In The News
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.
Look up at the night sky.
Pollen is in the air in Las Vegas — and that means allergy season is in full swing.
It's one of the biggest mysteries of recent human evolution. Roughly 70,000 years ago, Homo sapiens went through a genetic bottleneck, a period when our genetic diversity shrank dramatically. But why? In the late 1990s, some scientists argued that the culprit was a massive volcanic eruption from what is now Lake Toba, in Sumatra, about 74,000 years ago, whose deadly effects reduced our species to a few thousand hardy individuals. Now, new evidence suggests we were right about the volcano—but wrong about pretty much everything else.
Water may be more common than expected at extreme depths approaching 640 kilometres and possibly beyond -- within Earth's lower mantle, says a study that explored microscopic pockets of a trapped form of crystallised water molecules in a sampling of diamonds from around the world.
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
An expert in astronomy, dark matter, and general physics.
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Professor, Life Sciences
Brian Hedlund in an expert in microbial ecology at high temperatures, biofuels and genomics.