1. BBC News UK - "Meteorite unveils secrets of ancient Mars"
Carl Agee, UNM director of Earth and Planetary Sciences, comments on the research.
Story also featured in CNN Tech, UK Wired News, Truth Dive, Wdbj7.com and Local 10
2. ABQ Journal - "ABQ poised to promote innovation, leaders say"
UNM considered a principal source of talent.
3. Saipan Tribune - "Enrollment open for pre-law program"
UNM Law professor Robert J. Desiderio to teach and conduct public lectures.
4. Live Leak – “NASA | Firefly Mission to Study Lightning + Minotaur I rocket launch"
NASA Helps Launch Student-Built Satellites as Part of CubeSat Launch Initiative
UNM students, among others, were involved in the preparation and design.
Story featured in over 100 publications
5. Innovations Report - "Aging impacts epigenome in human skeletal muscle"
UNM involved in first genome-wide DNA methylation study in disease-free tissue.
6. Free News Pos – “Activists Are Finding New Ways Around China’s Great Firewall”
UNM part of a study looking at three of Asia’s most popular messenger services.
7. FOX-5 - 'Wonder of Nanotechnology' Details Research Enabling Nanoscale Optoelectronic Devices
Elena Plis and Sanjay Krishna, from UNM Center for High-Technology Materials, contributed to the paper.
Story featured in 18 publications (at last count)
8. BBC - Concussion damage 'lasts months'
Andrew Mayer, UNM research scientist at the MIND Imaging Center, weighs in on concussions.
Story also featured in Mainstream News, Medical News Today and King 5 TV
9. UNM Media Watch from Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
KOAT-7 5:00 AM News
ALBUQUERQUE MAYOR RICHARD BERRY IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE CITY'S ECONOMIC GROWTH, SAYS THE DUKE CITY HAS SEEN INCREASES IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOB GROWTH. BERRY CREDITS UNM, CNM AND SANDIA LABS WITH WORKING TOGETHER TO TRAIN PEOPLE AND CREATE JOBS.
KRQE-13 4:00 PM
SCIENTISTS SAY MORE THAN HALF OF THE "KISSING BUGS" IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE PARASITE THAT CARRIES CHAGAS DISEASE, A DISEASE THAT'S BEEN DEADLY IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. NEWS 13'S EMILY YOUNGER REPORTS. THIS INSECT MOST COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE KISSING BUG ISN'T LIVING UP TO IT'S FRIENDLY NAME. IN FACT, THE BLOOD SUCKING INSECT FEEDS ON HUMANS AND ANIMALS AND IT'S WHAT THE BUG LEAVES BEHIND THAT HAS ENTOMOLOGISTS CONCERNED. "IF YOU'RE BIT BY A KISSING BUG THERE IS ABOUT A 50 PERCENT CHANCE THAT BUG HAS THE PROTOZONE IN IT AND IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE LEAVING THE PROTOZONE ON YOU. "THAT PROTOZONE IS WHAT CAUSES CHAGAS DISEASE A DISEASE THAT CAUSES FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND IN SOME CASES DEATH. NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY ENTOMOLOGIST JANE PIERCE HAS BEEN RESEARCHING THE INSECT AND IT'S LIKELIHOOD OF CARRYING THE DISEASE THROUGHOUT THE STATE SINCE 2010. WE'RE FINDING THAT ABOUT HALF OF THE BUGS THAT IN THE 1950'S SHOWED ONLY 4 PERCENT OF THE KISSING BUGS IN NEW MEXICO CARRIED THE DISEASE. PIERCE'S STUDY SHOWS 59 PERCENT OF THE BUGS IN THE SOUTHEAST REGION OF THE STATE ARE NOW INFECTED, MEANING THE LIKELIHOOD OF AN ANIMAL OR PERSON COMING INTO CONCACT WITH THE DISEASE HAS INCREASED. FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO GET IT IT'S VERY SERIOUS. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 8 MILLION PEOPLE IN MEXICO AND SOUTH AMERICA ARE INFECTED BY THE DISEASE. AT THIS POINT, ENTOMOLOGISTS SAY THERE'S NO REASON FOR NEW MEXICANS TO FREAK OUT ABOUT THEIR FINDING. INSTEAD, PEOPLE JUST NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS DISEASE COULD SPREAD..." PIERCE SAYS THERE ARE NO KNOWN CASES OF CHAGAS DISEASE IN NEW MEXICO YET. IF THE PROTOZONE IS NOT HAVE MOSQUITOES THAT DON'T HAVE WEST NILE VIRUS YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WEST THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT'S CAUSING MORE INSECTS TO BE INFECTED WITH THE DISEASE. PIERCE SAYS THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 7 HUMAN CASES WHERE ENTOMOLOGISTS KNOW THE PERSON CONTRACTED THE DIEASE FROM AN INSECT IN THE UNITED STATES. OF THOSE 7 CASES -- 4 OF THEM WERE IN TEXAS.