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$730,000 grant for University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

Nevada U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto have announced a $730,000 grant to study amphibian diseases and encourage women to seek STEM training.

The grant to the University of Nevada, Reno will finance a study of chytridiomycosis, a disease blamed for dramatic losses of amphibian biodiversity worldwide.

They said the project will also be an important step in helping young women pursue a career in science by mentoring 20 young women.