Research suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 is mutating quickly, but we’re still figuring out what that means
UNR scientists are studying the long-term implications of the mutations in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and working to find out why it is mutating so quickly.
Some states have temporarily banned smoking in casinos to stop the spread of Covid. Nevada has not. Science suggests the virus could travel through the air on cigarette smoke.
With a warming climate and changing weather patterns, it might be time to update the federal reservoir-level rules that dictate how much water can be kept in some western U.S. reservoirs during winter.
As more winter precipitation is falling as rain instead of snow, it’s changing how much water flows into reservoirs. It turns out it might be changing how much water trees can drink, too.
Do you speak with an accent? Do you sound like you belong to a certain race? Research on racism and implicit bias is showing that the way you speak can impact education opportunities, financial benefits, and even access to quality healthcare.
Humans touch their face an average of 68 times per hour. The novel coronavirus can enter the body through a person’s eyes, mouth and nose. But experts say there is an easy way to train yourself to stop touching your face.
Scared of spiders? Fear of heights? New research is finding that Virtual Reality could help patients overcome these fears. It works by stimulating part of the brain and exposing patients to the fear in a safe setting.
Bringing back the Lahontan cutthroat trout: a story about a fluke finding, genetic study and a tribe’s hard work
Lahontan cutthroat trout went locally extinct in Pyramid Lake in the 1940s. But some determined folks and genetic research have brought the fish back, restoring an important cultural and economic asset for local Paiute people.
More than two decades of research raises questions about whether scientific “fixes” at a proposed nuclear repository could keep groundwater safe from radioactive contamination.
More than 60 percent human viruses originally come from animals.
For the past decade, these researchers around the globe have been working to identify risky viruses before they infect humans.
The team found a new Ebola virus in bats in Sierra Leone, and has worked with various communities to reduce exposure.