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Drilling for Profits

Geothermal has become an important source of green energy in recent years and Nevada is said to have enormous geothermal potential reserves. Energy from a geothermal power plant is generated by drilling into structures that bring this heat from the … Continue reading

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Caffé Fuel: How coffee could revolutionize biofuels

Plant-based biofuels have been researched and explored since the 19th century, but there has yet to be a reliable plant-based source of energy. Little did we know, the answer might have been in our hand this whole time. The University … Continue reading

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Ground Breaking Technology in Nevada

Excavators – also known as diggers or mechanical shovels – are used in a variety of applications including demolition, digging trenches and holes, forestry work, heavy lifting, open-pit mining, and landscaping.  Current excavators are controlled one joint at a time … Continue reading

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EscaZyme Biochemicals wins Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

A new company that uses the enzymes of bark beetles to control the devastating effects the beetles can have on a forest, EscaZyme Biochemicals, LLC, was awarded the $50,000 gold prize this week as the winner in the University of … Continue reading

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Charting UNR’s future: Pressure is on university to commercialize research

As University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson pondered the future of the state’s oldest campus, he recalled how his grandfather peeled apples. “When I was a kid, my grandfather lived with us, and every once in a while he … Continue reading

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From the lab to the real world

Tom Kozel has been studying fungal meningitis for years. It seemed like a rare disease until the Centers for Disease Control did some calculations and found it was killing about 500,000 people a year in Africa. This prompted Kozel and … Continue reading

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Looking to Cure Muscular Dystrophy

Approximately 600 boys are born Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy every year. Muscular dystrophy causes the muscles of affected children to tear and the body is unable to repair these torn muscles. As the diseases progresses it can eventually affect … Continue reading

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Nevada is Fighting Anthrax

The threat of Anthrax attacks, especially against government officials, has been significant for over ten years. Currently a blood culture must be taken in-order to determine whether someone has been infected with Anthrax. Blood cultures generally take three or four days … Continue reading

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Technology transfer puts research to work and to market

One of the key ways that higher education can engage the business community and contribute to economic development in Nevada is by helping technology developed through research reach the public and the marketplace. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recently released economic development … Continue reading

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University of Nevada, Reno research office adds key personnel to technology transfer office

RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Research has added Dan Langford as Manager of Industry Partnerships for the Technology Transfer Office. more…

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