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Jorge Reyes touted the importance of diversifying the field at the Graduate College's annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact event.
UNLV study pinpoints 10 bacterial groups associated with Alzheimer’s disease, provides new insights into the relationship between gut makeup and dementia.
President Keith E. Whitfield continues decades-long commencement tradition, honoring 10 students who embody the academic, research, and community tenacity of the graduating class.
UNLV geologists name ancient rock layer after Las Vegas mountain that contains similar strata; research published in the journal Geosphere.
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New research is showing that an abundance of certain specific types of gut bacteria could be associated with the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Who can forget the 2019 grasshopper invasion? Grasshoppers were covering gas stations, overcoming the skies, and fast forward to today, the question that everyone may have is, “Will this be a repeat of 2019?”
A growing body of evidence suggests that an imbalance of the human gut microbiome is associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD) via neuroinflammatory processes across the gut-brain axis. Now, researchers at the University of Las Vegas have identified 10 bacterial groups associated with Alzheimer’s disease, providing new insights into the relationship between the gut and dementia.
A paleontologist who excavated what he believes is a Washoe hunting camp in the flood plain of the Carson River is scheduled to speak 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. UNLV Professor Emeritus Steve Rowland will discuss the excavation of he believes is a 200-year-old butchering site.
From residents receiving COVID-19 vaccines to emergency room patients in immense pain, Citlally Lopez-Flores has seen — and spoken — to many anxious residents and has learned that caring for patients can go beyond providing physical aid. In this case, she’s bridging the gap between local doctors and their patients who may not speak English.
Specific types of gut bacteria and Alzheimer's disease are closely related.