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UNLV hopes lab-born research will work in business

April 5, 2011View for printing

Could hibernating squirrels help reawaken the Las Vegas economy?

Diversification has become the favorite buzzword for weaning the valley from its reliance on tourism and construction that has proven so painful during the past three years. And the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is trying to chip in by resuscitating the effort to commercialize some of its research. It hopes laboratory work, such as how hibernation traits in other animals could improve the results of human organ transplants, will lead to spinoff companies that build the technology industries the city has long craved.


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