In The News: School of Life Sciences

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 27, 2016

During the summer months, everyone can hear the buzz. The sound seems to fill the air from June through August. It's the sound of cicadas.

United States Department of Agriculture
June 30, 2016

More than 90 species of U.S. specialty crops require pollination, and various animals, including bees, butterflies, moths, bats, and birds are a critical part of the pollinator-plant ecosystem. Despite the myriad species of pollinators available, American farmers rely on one species of honey bee, Apis mellifera, for most of the pollinator services to pollinate their crops. Wild and managed bees together add $15 billion in crop value each year.

New Scientist
June 23, 2016

Parasitic bacteria that are entirely dependent on the other bacteria they infect have been discovered for the first time, in human spit. The tiny cells have gone undetected for decades, but appear to be linked to gum disease, cystic fibrosis and antimicrobial resistance.

Associated Press
May 25, 2016

Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada.

Desert Companion
March 2, 2016

It was 34 years ago, in 1981, that the first patients of HIV were identified. Even now, there remain more than 36 million people worldwide living with HIV. In 2014, 1.2 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Three UNLV research professors, each manning a different front — from educational memoirs to life-saving baby showers to a possible cure — continue to make headway in this worldwide battle.
January 27, 2016

Although global microbial populations are orders of magnitude larger than nearly any other population in, on or around the planet, only a fraction has been identified thus far.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 2, 2015

You may now think twice before you swat a fly. Researchers at UNLV have found fruit flies help in the study of human heart disease.

October 28, 2015

One UNLV professor is taking a unique approach to researching obesity and obesity-associated diseases.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2015

We spend much of our lives trying to avoid bacteria — washing our hands, squirting hand sanitizer and taking courses of antibiotics. But what about the countless bacteria that live within us every day?

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 31, 2015

UNLV researchers discovered a local, rare fish capable of going for extended periods of time essentially without breathing, and producing alcohol to survive.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 28, 2015
Researchers at UNLV are making strides in the fight against AIDS.
Associated Press
July 21, 2015
Sin City may look like a lush water-waster as the state endures its fourth year of a severe drought, but casino-resorts say their fountains and greenery are well-crafted illusions.