In The News: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
According to the World Health Organization, Alzheimer's is one of our most debilitating diseases. It effectively erases who you are, insinuating itself at first with annoyance, then anger, then fright, and finally silence. It can take 20 years to play out, exhausting caregivers, family, and friends.
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.
In May 2022, the National Football League launched a program to diversify the population of students interested in sports medicine and orthopedics, offering students from historically Black colleges and universities the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation with NFL clubs. In 2022, the program worked with four colleges and universities. This year, it has expanded to 19 medical school partners.
Kirk Kerkorian School of medicine celebrated their largest graduating class ever! Mike Davis meets with a graduate to talk about the excitement of match day.
Only one Las Vegas Valley hospital receives a grade of "A" in a report that ranks the safety of hospitals around the country twice a year.
This season, the Las Vegas Raiders will be taking part in the league-wide expansion of the NFL's Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative by hosting a UNLV medical student to learn from the Silver and Black's medical team and complete a clinical rotation.
As the deans of the two public medical schools in Nevada, we are watching with pride as our recent graduates prepare to start their internships.
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.
The corporation behind the construction of the UNLV medical education building has big plans for expansion — and is now pinning its hopes on new legislation that would circumvent the state’s drawn-out process for getting government building projects off the ground.
Specific types of gut bacteria and Alzheimer's disease are closely related.
The UNLV team’s analysis found a significant correlation between 10 specific types of gut bacteria and the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The UNLV team’s investigation found a big link between ten particular types of gut bacteria and the chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease.