Last week, President Obama announced an ambitious project to map the human brain. The federal government would allocate $100 million to find out how neurons communicate with each other in the creation of knowledge and memories.
UNLV professor Brian Hedlund and his team received a huge grant to study microbial ecology in China. A professor known for trudging through hot springs in a T-shirt and backwards baseball cap, Brian Hedlund explains his research in Nevada, and how he's drawing students into the microbe world with field trips.
Dr. Stephen Wells, president of the Desert Research Institute, talks about the environmental research arm of Nevada's higher education system, the studies DRI scientists are doing around the globe--and his run for the UNR presidency.