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‘We Are Going to Change the World’: $150M Grant Fuels UNT Health Science Center’s Diversity-Focused Alzheimer’s Research

by | Oct 3, 2022
The funding from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT HSC at Fort Worth advance its ongoing research on how Alzheimer's disease affects different racial and ethnic groups. Sid O'Bryant, executive director of UNT HSC's Institute for Translational Research, said there's never been a large-scale study like this before. “This award and project are nothing short of a bio behavioral ‘moonshot’ program," adds Brian Gladue, HSC executive VP for research and innovation.
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THE LAST WORD on Dallas Innovates. Find "who said what" in our collection of quotes on Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation.
Every Last Word: Quotes About All Things North Texas
Read “who said what” in our roundup of quotes about all things North Texas, including Colossal's Ben Lamm; Arlington Mayor Jim Ross; Tri Global Energy's John Billingsley; SMU's John Howard, Ph.D.; LTK's Amber Venz Box; UT Arlington's Allison Sullivan; IDP's Brandon Buschold; Sentiero Ventures' David Evans; Mansfield EDC's Jason Moore; and more.
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Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks.

Plus, you'll find our selections to "save the date."
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dallas innovates tech and innovation news updates: what's new and next in dallas fort worth
ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today
Eden Green Opens First Phase of $47 Million Vertical Farm; Comerica Bank Women's Business Symposium Returns to North Texas on October 27; Dallas' HN Capital Partners Acquires Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; and more news from North Texas. Plus, the Top 10 stories on Dallas Innovates this week.
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UT Southwestern Is Selected as One of 12 NIH Obesity Research Centers

by | Sep 28, 2022
Over 150 scientists across dozens of departments will be part of the elite National Institutes of Health-funded, university-wide interdisciplinary research center. Dallas' UT Southwestern Medical Center is the only institution in Texas to be selected for the NIH initiative.

UTSW wants to translate scientific discoveries into new therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity, which it describes as a chronic disease affecting more than 40% of the U.S. population, with medical costs nearing $175 billion.
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Opportunities for North Texas Innovators
You'll find deadlines coming up for Dallas Innovates and DCEO Innovation Awards, StartHER grants, the Webby Awards; and many more opportunities.

NEW!: Opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses, Texas-based tech startups, and more.
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Dr. Venu Varanasi, pictured in his lab,an associate professor and lab director at UT Arlington, won the pitch competition.
UT Arlington Researcher Takes Home Pitch Competition Prize for Bone Regeneration Work
by | Sep 26, 2022
After a rigorous process, the top six applications to the Tech Transfer Office Showcase at BioNTX's iC3 life science summit were invited to pitch live at BioNTX's life science summit. Industry experts rated, graded, and discussed the technologies prior to the pitches "We want to cultivate technologies that are coming out of the university ecosystem here—and we want them to stay here," said Chad Ronholdt, managing director at NVB Ventures.
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The Last Word: UTA’s Allison Sullivan on Winning a $490K NSF Grant for Her Software Update Study
Sullivan, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UT Arlington, was recently awarded a three-year, $490,000 grant from the National Science Foundation "to explore testing software updates without testing unchanged parts of the code."
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