Research Briefs: Fall 2017

Bad news for astronauts headed to Mars, breast cancer survival rates in Southern Nevada, the esports trend, and more.

In This Series

Paulo Pinheiro
Research | November 29, 2016
Survival rate stands nearly 5 percent below the national average for Southern Nevadans and is especially low for state's black and Filipina women.
Frank Cucinotta
Research | June 5, 2017
New predictive model shows radiation from cosmic rays extends from damaged to otherwise healthy “bystander” cells, effectively doubling cancer risk.
UNLV Libraries' Cory Lampert and Silvia Southwick
Research | June 29, 2017
A new research tool created by University Libraries helps the world discover more connections among the region’s Jewish community.
senior Amber Turner and alumna Lisa Danielson
Research | September 1, 2017
UNLV geoscientists and students like undergraduate Amber Turner (left, with alumna Lisa Danielson) are studying our planet and others to understand the impacts humans are having on Earth and the possibilities of life beyond it.
Alyssa Crittenden portrait
Research | September 1, 2017
What do a heist thriller, the evolving human diet, water quality, consumer behavior, literature, and Mars have in common? All were the foundation of research awards UNLV faculty gar-nered this year.
Student Michelle Mata works at a Consumer Electronics Show booth
Research | September 1, 2017
For the first time in its history, UNLV exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which regularly attracts more than 175,000 techies from around the world.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Research | September 2, 2017
The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup awarded more than $55K in seed money to three UNLV teams for their health care, hospitality, and esports business ideas.
Robert Rippee portait
Research | September 2, 2017
UNLV International Gaming Institute’s Robert Rippee, Jennifer Roberts, and Brett Abarbanel take the lead in researching esports, a new trend that turns video-game playing into a spectator sport.
Robert Schill portrait
Research | September 2, 2017
UNLV engineer Robert Schill takes the guesswork out of deactivating explosive devices.
travel review website
Research | September 27, 2017
Sarah Tanford’s research through simulated online review sites demonstrates the impact consumer opinion can have on the service industry.

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