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An expert in biochemistry.
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
Lincy Assistant Professor of Life Sciences
Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina.
Associate Professor of Geoscience
Professor, Life Sciences
Brian Hedlund in an expert in microbial ecology at high temperatures, biofuels and genomics.
Lachniet is an expert in paleoclimatology, quaternary geology, climate change and stable isotope geochemistry.
A physics professor, whose specialties include high pressure science, explosives, and high radiation flux.
Professor of Geology
An expert in geology, paleoecology, paleontology, and the history of geology.
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
An expert in astronomy, dark matter, and general physics.
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
An expert on bacterial gene regulation and bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella.
Astrophysicists discover a large population of potential young planets in distant solar systems.
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When you’re out hiking in the Grand Canyon, you never know what you might see. You could cross paths with lizards, tarantulas or maybe even something bigger like a javelina. More likely, you’ll also come across the tracks of these critters.
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas say the 20 nearby protoplanetary disks observed in the study suggest there may be a greater number of large, young planets in our galaxy than previously expected.
Astronomers used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy there is potentially a large population of young planets -- similar in mass to Neptune or Jupiter -- at wide-orbit that are not detectable by other current planet searching techniques.
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the birth of planets and the precise cosmic recipes that spawn the wide array of planetary bodies we have already uncovered, including so-called hot Jupiters, massive rocky worlds, icy dwarf planets, and - hopefully someday soon - distant analogs of Earth.
The City of Las Vegas, along with the Health Sciences Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is assessing older homes for hazardous lead.