In The News: School of Life Sciences

Las Vegas Sun
September 19, 2019

Las Vegas’ nearest island is hundreds of miles away. But a “sky island” can be found right in the city’s backyard. The Spring Mountains, particularly the area near Mount Charleston, are a hotbed of biodiversity, with an estimated 28 species of endemic plants, animals and insects, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 23, 2019

It’s officially an outbreak. There are more West Nile cases in Southern Nevada this year than ever before and mosquito season is far from over.

Las Vegas Sun
August 5, 2019

For generations, summer in Nevada has meant fire season. These days, it’s more accurate to call it a fire year.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 29, 2019

The grasshopper invasion of the Las Vegas Valley is well underway.

NBC News
July 29, 2019

A grasshopper swarm in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada has been so thick at times that the National Weather Service warned motorists it could impact visibility on area roads.

Hermann Herald
March 4, 2019

Martin Schiller is the founder of Heligenics and executive director of UNLV‘s Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 20, 2019

A UNLV startup is using genes to create personalized diets.

Zócalo Public Square
February 8, 2019

At first, there was no road at all, just a series of springs where the water table breached the earth’s crust.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 4, 2019

Your genes may hold clues to your optimal diet plan.

That’s what UNLV researcher Martin Schiller advocates with his new business, Food Genes and Me, a website that uses genetic data to predict how eating less or more of a certain food could help ward off disease.

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2019

Separate threads of Oscar Monterrosa’s life tied together Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

His time as a combat medic in the Iraq War, his high school days as a lifeguard in Northern California and later Oregon, his studies at UNLV, the classes he teaches and his job as a paramedic for Community Ambulance, a private paramedic company—all converged.

NBC News
November 14, 2018

Brian Hedlund and Ariel Friel collect microbes living for tens of thousands of years in the subsurface of the earth. By studying these microorganisms, they hope to gain clues about potential life on Mars and other planets.

US Fish & Wildlife Service
November 5, 2018

“The butterfly and the buckwheat” may not sound like a match made in heaven, but the Spring Mountains dark blue butterfly depends heavily on this yellow, flowering plant from birth until new eggs are laid the following season.