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Las Vegas Sun
UNLV medicine professor Edwin Oh had a simple question for his young students. “Do you see green cells?” If they said yes — and, happily, they all did — that meant they had successfully transfused a special protein into a small dish of human kidney cells that allowed the cells to glow green when placed under a beam of blue light emitting from a high-powered fluorescent microscope.
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The question of whether Mars ever supported life has captivated the imagination of scientists and the public for decades. Central to the discovery is gaining insight into the past climate of Earth’s neighbor: was the planet warm and wet, with seas and rivers much like those found on our own planet? Or was it frigid and icy, and therefore potentially less prone to supporting life as we know it? A new study finds evidence to support the latter by identifying similarities between soils found on Mars and those of Canada’s Newfoundland, a cold subarctic climate.
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The real reason airlines still board planes from front to back despite it causing huge aisle queues has been revealed. Passengers have long found boarding one of the most tiresome parts of flying - but an astrophysicist thinks there's a better way.

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Ali Balooch (Mathematical Sciences) presented "Teaching Exponentials and Logarithms through Video Games" at the 2024 SIAM Annual Meeting, July 8-12 in Spokane, Washington.
Ph.D. candidate Harry Jang (Radiochemistry) recently published an article in ACS Omega titled, "Tailoring Triuranium Octoxide into Multidimensional Uranyl Fluoride Micromaterials." The article investigates uranium microstructured materials with the aim of elaborating on unexplored uranium…

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Associate Professor of Geoscience

An expert in planetary science, igneous petrology, and Martian geology.

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Professor of Geoscience

An expert in Mars geochemistry, astrobiology, water-rock interactions, and snow dynamics.

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Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology

An expert on bacterial gene regulation and bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella

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