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UTD Researchers Link High-Fat Diets with Chronic Pain in Mice

by | Nov 21, 2022
“This study indicates you don’t need obesity to trigger pain; you don’t need diabetes; you don’t need a pathology or injury at all," says UTD researcher Dr. Michael Burton. "Eating a high-fat diet for a short period of time is enough." The finding could lead to further research on the impact of high-fat diets on chronic pain, a key component of the opioid epidemic—and potentially pharmacological solutions.
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Perot Family’s $50M Gift Boosts UT Southwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program
by | Nov 9, 2022
The Perot family’s support will expand the number of students admitted to UT Southwestern's dual-degree program as well as research disciplines in which they study, to include biomedical engineering, computational biology, bioinformatics, and data science. The funding will enhance the curriculum and experiences of Medical Scientist Training Program students and increase efforts to recruit students from elite U.S. colleges, including top international students who want to stay in the U.S. for their careers.
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NTT DATA CDO Eric Clark says “The continued shockwaves of the global pandemic have left many organizations feeling the impacts of disruption across their workforces, customers, and bottom lines."
NTT DATA’s First Innovation Index Reveals Organizations Are Still Stuggling in an ‘An Era of Constant Disruption’’
by | Nov 11, 2021
New research shows 77 percent of organizations surveyed are not prepared for continued challenges from health crises and natural disasters. And many companies aren't looking to their employees for the answers. Still, a small group of leaders with a focus on innovation—about 6 percent—are performing “above average” in nearly all areas, including financial performance, productivity, and employee satisfaction.
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UTSW’s Children’s Medical Research Institute Discovers Why Exercise Helps Build New Bones and Improve Immune Function

by | Feb 24, 2021
The scientist's research indicates that exercise can reverse thin bones caused by old age, highlighting the importance of older patients staying active.
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A UT Southwestern Machine Learning Algorithm Finds COVID-19 Cases Significantly Higher Than Reported
by | Feb 8, 2021
Researchers in the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics have estimated that the amount of COVID-19 cases is nearly triple those confirmed in the U.S.
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A UT Dallas Graduate Student Creates First Rapid-Testing Sepsis Sensor
by | Jan 25, 2021
The invention is currently awaiting patent approval for the life-threatening complication. “When a patient develops sepsis, every organ thinks it needs to shut down to protect itself. But if every organ shuts down, the person will die,” UTD's Dr. Shalini Prasad says. “It’s a train wreck happening in slow motion." 
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This year’s winners from UT Southwestern —Olutoyosi “Toy” Ogunkua, M.D., Luis Sifuentes-Dominguez, M.D, and Chika Nwachukwu, M.D., Ph.D.—bring the total number grants awarded by the Council since its founding five years ago to nine. [Images via UTSW]
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UTSW Cary Council Awards Grants to Three Early-Stage Researchers
by | Jan 11, 2021
Members raised nearly $100K in funding for the research awardees who will investigate new evidence-based pathways that can treat some of the world’s most intractable illnesses.
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Startups Are the Key to Fort Worth’s Economic Recovery, New HSC Report Shows

by | Nov 17, 2020
New research funded by HSC and released by Sparkyard shows that startups created 155,307 new jobs in Tarrant County from 2013 to 2018.
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TWU Biology Team Granted a Patent for Anti-Cancer Compounds That Could Save Lives
by | Oct 15, 2020
The novel invention from researchers at Texas Woman’s University in Denton could greatly contribute to cancer treatment research. The compounds can prevent the growth of breast, lung, and colon cancer cells.
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DFW Leaders Discuss How COVID-19 Has Fueled Innovation in Health Care, Philanthropy, and More
by | Oct 12, 2020
"The downside of a pandemic is that it's frightening. The good thing is, sometimes it speeds up things that probably needed to happen. Like telemedicine," Nicole Small, CEO of LH Capital/Lyda Hill Philanthropies, said during the event.
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UTSW Scientist: ‘We Need More Women Thinking Creatively in the Lab and Pushing Science Forward’
by | Oct 8, 2020
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to two female scientists for the development of CRISPR as a gene-editing tool, is a revolution, according to a pair of UTSW scientists. UTSW's Eric Olson and Rhonda Bassel-Duby use the technology in their work to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Olson also is the co-founder of biotech Exonics Therapeutics, which exited last year in a deal roughly valued at $1B.
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UNT to Advance 3D Printing for Automobiles Through a $1.5M Department of Energy Grant

by | Oct 6, 2020
University of North Texas researchers received more than $400,000 of the $1.5 million grant to develop a 3D printed material equipped with embedded sensors for use in car structures.
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Out of Stealth, Dallas ‘Smart Computing’ Platform Joins Highly Selective 5G Open Innovation Lab—and Wins a Global Competition
by | Sep 23, 2020
Taubyte wants to make edge computing easier: "There are still too many Ops, and that doesn't scale in a 5G world," founder Samy Fodil says. That’s why the bootstrapped startup has developed a "NoOps" computing platform to help businesses adopt IoT and infrastructure software.

In joining the 5G Open Innovation Lab founded by T-Mobile, Intel, and NASA, the startup hopes to become the de facto computing platform for IoT.
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Swimming Against the Current: UNT Biologists Study the Impact of Construction on Fish
by | Sep 10, 2020
Through funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, UNT scientists are helping state conservation efforts by examining the velocity of four fish species with what they describe as a fish treadmill.
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Study Says: Working from Home is Giving People Their Time Back
by | Sep 2, 2020
What are you doing with your extra four and a half hours? A recent study shows that remote workers have gained back 10 percent of their work week by not commuting.
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