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DI People: Optic Gaming, Ziosk, Dr Pepper Keurig, and More Announce Leadership Moves

by | Oct 21, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Advent International, Stellar, Stream Realty Partners, The Citizenry, Sabre Corp., SB Architects, and others.
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The Last Word: UT Arlington’s Yi Hong on Landing $400K to Develop New ‘Bioactive Materials’ for Heart Research
Hong has received the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, receiving $400,000 in research funding support for five years. The award is given to established investigators in rapid growth phases of their careers, whose accomplishments continue to show promise. Hong's promise centers around his research on new "bioactive materials" to mimic the natural state of a body for heart research. That's important because cardiovascular disease remains the world's No.1 killer in the world, claiming nearly 18 million lives per year, UT Arlington says.
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Nonprofit Bonton Farms Names Thomson Reuters Exec Gabrielle Madison as Its First President
by | Sep 9, 2022
Madison has been director of community relations for Thomson Reuters since 2015, developing community engagement strategies and overseeing community outreach programs. Now she'll be laser-focused on one mission in particular: Bonton Farms, a nonprofit that's working to cultivate change in South Dallas by operating a farmers market, two fully functioning farms, and a café and coffee house. "Both [CEO Daron Babcock] and I believe that Bonton Farms can be the change the world needs, and it’s my greatest honor to partner with him to continue bringing that vision to life," Madison said.
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Follow the Money: Southlake Biotech Raises $14.9M, American Airlines Invests in Innovative Engine Maker, and More
by | Aug 8, 2022
Plus: 7-Eleven acquires last-mile delivery startup; American Heart Association invests in $43M healthcare innovation fund; Fort Worth real estate investors raise $32.4M for new fund; Dallas College Lands $8.8M to boost biotech workforce; UT Southwestern researchers land funding for hypothermia therapy study; and more North Texas deals.
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American Heart Association’s Precision Medicine Platform and Hitachi Vantara Announce New Alliance

by | May 25, 2021
The alliance will make the platform even more accessible for fast, efficient supercomputing data analysis research.
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STUDY: If You’re Obese, Being Young May Not Protect You From COVID-19, UTSW Researchers Find
by | Nov 17, 2020
People under age 50 are "more likely to be hospitalized, need a ventilator, and die from COVID-19 if they're severely obese," a new study says.
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Discovery: UNT Raises $2.3M for Research Portal; UTD Adds Faculty to Build on Emerging Areas

by | Nov 15, 2019
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also find news on UTSW and the American Heart Association examining cardiac concerns, as well as Cook Children’s in Fort Worth receiving a grant to bolster research.
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Discovery: How AI May Aid Heart Assessments; UTA Highway Research Tapped as ‘Sweet 16’ Project
by | Aug 30, 2019
We're bringing you this week's news about important developments from universities, labs, and private industry in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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R&D: $200K Grant Aids UTA Reabsorbable Brain Implant Work; Will UTD Chess Computing Platform Say Checkmate?
by | Nov 9, 2018
Also, you'll learn about the Dallas-based American Heart Association backing research teams looking into age-related cognitive declines, and a Plano-based biotech company getting an approval from the EPA.
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UTA Prof Gets $308K to Study Heart Condition in Women

by | May 23, 2016
Coronary microvascular dysfunction is a disease that affects the walls and inner linings of tiny coronary artery blood vessels that branch off from larger coronary arteries.
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