NIH

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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UTD Team Develops Rapid Virus Test That’s ‘150 Times More Accurate’—and They’ve Launched a Company to Commercialize It
by | Apr 21, 2022
A team of UT Dallas bioengineers has developed a rapid test for viruses that delivers results as accurate as PCR lab tests within 30 minutes. The test works by attaching gold nanoparticles to antibodies against the virus being tested, then scanning them with two lasers.

Three months after winning the grand prize at the MassChallenge North Texas pitch competition, the team's leader, Dr. Zhenpeng Qin, is working to commercialize the technology through a new company, Avsana Labs.
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UNT Health Science Center Gets $50M to Use AI to Rectify Health Disparities
by | Oct 7, 2021
The award from the National Institutes of Health will help HSC lead the AI/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity, or AIM-AHEAD, program. The effort will bring together experts in community engagement, AI/ML, health equity research, data science training, and data infrastructure.
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Two TechFW Clients Receive Awards from NASA and the National Eye Institute
by | Jun 1, 2020
DesignPlex Biomedical was given a royalty-free license by NASA to commercialize a new ventilator for coronavirus patients. Nanoscope Technologies got more than $2 million from the National Eye Institute to advance its gene therapy treatment.
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Eye

UNT Researchers Testing Drug to Prevent Blindness Caused by Glaucoma

by | Nov 17, 2016
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.
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