In The News: School of Life Sciences

April 22, 2015

Dr. Frank van Breukelen is an Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was invited to tell us about a new research project in this laboratory about some really cool mammals called tenrecs.

Futura Planète
April 5, 2015

Once bathing in the waters of the southwestern United States, a fish, Cyprinodon macularius , found in the Death Valley basement, has surprisingly adapted after the drastic change in its aquatic environment. The adaptation of its metabolism to new conditions is an astonishing example of physiological plasticity.

April 3, 2015
Of course New York City needs the microbes in the soil and the roots from the trees and plants of the Catskill Mountains to clean up its drinking water.
National Geographic
April 2, 2015

Tiny pupfish have adapted their respiration to go without oxygen for long stretches.

Softpedia News
April 1, 2015

The desert pupfish has evolved to go without oxygen for considerable periods of time to survive its harsh environment
April 1, 2015

And you thought you could hold your breath for a long time. Enter the desert pupfish, a tiny fish that has been playing evolutionary catch-up due to the extreme changes in its environment over the last 10,000 years.

March 4, 2015
Associated Press
February 27, 2015

Seeded with a $2.5 million grant from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and matching funds from UNLV, the institute will decode people’s genomes to predict individual susceptibility to disease, study treatment options and fine-tune drug dosages to minimize adverse effects, Executive Director Martin Schiller said.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 24, 2015

It’s that stuffy, sneezy, can’t sleep, achy time of year again. A warm burst of springlike weather in January and February launched the pollen season in earnest.

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