Posts Tagged ‘3 Things Dallas Innovates’

Grand Prairie Girl Creates Art to Help Homeless

Posted by Lance Murray

A 9-year-old Grand Prairie girl is using her artistic talents to help the homeless in North Texas.

Gia Woodrum said a chance encounter with a homeless man set her on a course of compassion for those in need.

“One time, …

Old Dallas High School Getting New Life

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Once destined for the wrecking ball, the old Dallas High School has become a hotspot for architects and coworking.

Developer Matthews Southwest is renovating the 107-year-old building on Pearl and Bryan streets into a LEED certified building. The company

UNT Prof Working to Find Safer Way to Dispose Nuclear Waste

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

University of North Texas professor Jincheng Du and researchers from various universities will receive at least $8 million to make nuclear waste disposal safer.

The funds from the U.S. Department of Energy will be used to create the Center for

Gene Linked to Alcohol Consumption Curbs Desire to Drink

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

A group of more than 120 UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe have identified a gene variation linked to alcohol consumption, according to a UT Southwestern news release.

The variant in the β-Klotho gene suppresses the …

Growing Little Minds Program
Boosts Brain Development

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Mayor Mike Rawlings

Increased interactive time between parents and newborn children can help develop young minds, leading to positive educational outcomes for the children, and even a reduction in poverty.

That’s the goal of Growing Little Minds, a project founded …

How Innovation and Good-Hearted Texans Improved the World

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

TexansFrom printing artistic shoes to model cars, it seems almost anything can be printed using a 3D printer these days or created with a little ingenuity and brainpower. In fact, dozens of makerspaces offer programing for people to hone just …

SMU Researchers Looking for Ways to Better Diagnose Concussions

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Diagnosing a concussion can be a subjective endeavor, but Southern Methodist University researchers are investigating college athletes’ brains to find more objective signs of a concussion.

“We know this is an understudied area. With other health problems, when the doctor …

3 Things: Neiman’s Sunglass Memory Mirror Coming to NorthPark Center

Posted by Heather Noel

Neiman Marcus has launched a new tech feature for sunglass shopping, DFW health care executives receive nods for contributions to the industry, and a Frisco teen’s efforts will help honor area veterans.

Sunglass shopping has gone digital at Neiman Marcus. …

3 Things: GISD’s Mobile Library Puts Reading on Wheels

Posted by Heather Noel

Garland ISD’s newest library is on wheels, Dallas-based StackPath offers on-demand security services, and a grant will allow UTA physicists to upgrade the Titan supercomputer. 

Garland ISD’s newest bus gives community members easier access to books. The mobile library hit …

3 Things: Want To Pitch Your Business to Mark Cuban? Here’s Your Chance

Posted by Heather Noel

Researchers at UTSW have found a diagnostic method that could help detect prostate cancer earlier, Charitybuzz auction offers chance to have lunch with Mark Cuban, and a Dallas startup is ready to “sock it to” Australia.

UT Southwestern Medical Center