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Earthquake Engineering Lab
2014-07-18 03:00:07

Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition to the world-renowned earthquake/seismic engineering facility. [ Watch the Video: 52-Ton Bridge Shakes Violently At University Of Nevada, Reno Earthquake Engineering Lab ] "It was a complete success. The bridge withstood the design...

2014-05-13 23:10:07

Through a new book, TEDx talk, and website, Dr. Cortney S. Warren’s message is captivating audiences around the world. After resigning from a tenured position at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), her new mission is to bring psychological research and theory on self-deception to those who would most benefit—the public. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The Psychology of Self-Deception "Humans are masters of self-deception. We don’t like to think of ourselves as liars;...

2014-02-13 16:28:10

Experimental Protein Replacement Therapy for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A) MILFORD, Mass. and RENO, Nev., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prothelia Incorporated (Prothelia) and University of Nevada, Reno announce that they have entered into strategic agreements with Alexion for the development of Laminin-111, a patented experimental protein replacement therapy for merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A), a life-threatening, ultra-rare disease caused by a genetic...

2013-09-27 10:49:36

Article in Science magazine by University of Nevada, Reno and University of Iowa shows research result New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments. Results of the research will be published in an article in the renowned journal Science – the weekly...

Lifetime Relationship Good For Goose And Gander Shown By Black Brant Geese
2012-06-20 10:51:22

University of Nevada, Reno scientists lead decades-long Alaska studies Not all birds mate for life, but for those species that do, wildlife biologists have found a clear benefit to the birds from such long-term relationships: greater longevity and breeding success, according to a study led by University of Nevada, Reno scientists that was recently published in Behavioral Ecology. The study's authors found that when female black brant (a small arctic goose) lose their mate, their chances...

2012-05-04 13:39:55

Nevada Geodetic Lab uses GPS and radar for most precise measurements over entire mountain range From the highest peak in the continental United States, Mt. Whitney at 14,000 feet in elevation, to the 10,000-foot-peaks near Lake Tahoe, scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno shows the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range is rising at the relatively fast rate of 1 to 2 millimeters every year. "The exciting thing is we can watch the range growing in real time," University of...

University Of Nevada, Reno Researchers Discover New Research Use For Plaque
2012-05-02 13:47:48

Interdisciplinary work yields new, easier, less destructive way to examine diets of ancient peoples by using dental calculus While we may brush and floss tirelessly and our dentists may regularly scrape and pick at our teeth to minimize the formation of plaque known as tartar or dental calculus, anthropologists may be rejoicing at the fact that past civilizations were not so careful with their dental hygiene. University of Nevada, Reno researchers G. Richard Scott and Simon R. Poulson...

Study Shows Transgenerational Effect Of Antibiotics
2012-05-02 03:52:06

Antibiotic commonly used in animal production passes from father to son in pseudoscorpions In a paper published in Nature's open access journal Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, report that male pseudoscorpions treated with the antibiotic tetracycline suffer significantly reduced sperm viability and pass this toxic effect on to their untreated sons. They suggest a similar effect could occur in humans and other species. A pseudoscorpion, whose scientific...

2012-04-27 21:56:14

Greatly reduced sperm viability caused by tetracycline passes from father to son in pseudoscorpions In a paper published today in Nature's open access journal Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno report that male pseudoscorpions treated with the antibiotic tetracycline suffer significantly reduced sperm viability and pass this toxic effect on to their untreated sons. They suggest that a similar effect could occur in humans and other species. "This is the...

Snakes Evolve Along Similar Path Of Poison Resistance Say Biologists
2012-03-06 04:57:40

Utah State University biologists have long studied varied species of North American garter snakes that have evolved an amazing resistance to a deadly neurotoxin found in innocuous-looking newts, a favorite food of the snakes. The researchers have now discovered that snakes of different types in Central and South America and Asia have evolved the same resistance in a strikingly similar way. The findings, by USU alum Chris Feldman, PhD´08, now a faculty member at the University of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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