In The News: School of Life Sciences

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.
Associated Press
July 20, 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.
June 15, 2015
The mysterious and diverse world of bacteria just got its very own expansion pack. A total of 35 new groups, or phyla, of bacteria have been discovered in groundwater in Rifle, Colorado. The finding will likely add a bunch of new species to the tree of life — species that are quite different from other bacteria, scientists note. But here's what's really remarkable: the number of new bacterial groups is almost the same as the number of known animal phyla on Earth. We were always outnumbered, but you still might want to let the magnitude of this discovery sink in.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 5, 2015
Here’s a fish story for you: Five years ago, researchers at UNLV launched what they expected to be a simple, one-week study of the endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish. What they netted instead was a metabolic mystery that seems to defy the rules of biology.
Las Vegas Weekly
April 24, 2015
Social media sites of late have been reading like an end-times sci-fi book with online users collectively wondering, “What’s with all the moths?” In fact, mention moths in a group and stories are likely to pour in. The only thing we’re missing here is the alarmist news broadcasts a la vintage pulp novels.
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.
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.