Posts Tagged ‘researchers’

R&D: New Center Fills Gaps in DFW Severe Weather Forecasts; Helping the Body Battle ‘Superbugs’

Posted by Lance Murray

CASA’S RADAR BEAMS PROVIDE DATA ON TORNADOES, STORMS 

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA new “Living Lab for Severe Weather Warning Systems in North Central Texas,” has been created by the partnership announced this week by the weather network and analytics company Understory and the

R&D: Researchers Make Legal Meth to Test Drug Breathalyzer; UTA Prof Advises Feds on Pain Prevention

Posted by Lance Murray

UNT RESEARCHERS LEGALLY MAKE METH, OTHER DRUGS TO TEST NEW DEVICE

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchYou might call this research “Breaking Good.”

According to a report by Dallas Morning News writer Stacy Fernandez, a University of North Texas professor and his graduate students have …

Discovery: Caching In to Speed up Data Access; Prof Studies Cochlear Implants & Literacy

Posted by Lance Murray

CACHE IT IF YOU CAN: RESEARCHER SEEKS TO SPEED ACCESS TO DATA

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington is exploring how to make better use of a computer’s cache by allowing programmers to access it directly in

Discovery: UTD’s Big Week for Research, UTSW Researcher Honored, How Ancient Native Americans Used Fire

Posted by Lance Murray

UTD MAKES WIND POWER ADVANCES, QUALIFIES FOR MILLIONS IN FUNDING AFTER REACHING BENCHMARKS

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchIt was a big week for research at the University of Texas at Dallas.

On Monday, the university was featured in an article on the Windpower Engineering …

Discovery: E-Whiskers May Lead to Electronic Human Skin, $750K Grant to Fund Neutrino Research

Posted by Lance Murray

E-WHISKERS MIMIC THE REAL THINGS AS TOUCH SENSORS

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchHave you ever been intrigued by the whiskers on your pet cat or dog? Maybe not, but researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas are, and they’ve created artificial, electronic versions

Discovery: UTA Aids in International Physics Experiment; Tech Mahindra, UT Dallas Collaborate on R&D Center

Posted by Lance Murray

UTA TEAM HELPS BUILD PROTOTYPES FOR INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS EXPERIMENT

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA team of researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington has played an important part in an international physics experiment. 

The researchers helped build prototypes for an aluminum electric field …

Discovery: Research Examines Sleep at Molecular Level, Scientist Studies Water Retention & Heart Failure

Posted by Lance Murray

STUDY EXAMINES OUR NEED FOR SLEEP AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchHow can sleep-deprived mice and Sleepy mutant mice advance the knowledge of why animals — including humans — need sleep and how it’s regulated at the molecular level? 

An international …

Dallas to Host Federal BioTech Conference

Posted by Dave Moore

The federal Department of Health and Human Services awarded nearly $1 billion in 2017 in grants to companies, startups, and researchers to improve health and to advance life sciences.

This fall, the Dallas Regional Chamber is hosting the 20th Annual

Discovery: Reducing Cancer Risk 1 Cup at a Time, Scientist Seeks Clearer Images of Deadly Tumors

Posted by Lance Murray

RESEARCHERS SAY COFFEE MAY REDUCE CANCER RISKS

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchI drink a lot of coffee, I admit it. I’m drinking some as I write. A new study from the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center says that might be a

Discovery: How Songbirds Could Help With Autism, 3D-Printed Microneedles Offer New, Lower Cost Option

Posted by Lance Murray

INVESTIGATORS SHOW HOW NEURONS DETERMINE VOCAL BEHAVIORS

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchScientists at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute are using songbirds to demonstrate that a specific set of neurons may influence how humans learn vocal behaviors.

Their study shows that a bird’s

Discovery: Targeting Cancer Stem Cells, UTA Chemist Honored as Distinguished Scientist

Posted by Lance Murray

UTD TARGETS CANCER STEM CELLS IN ITS RESEARCH

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA new technique to isolate aggressive cells believed to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Discovery: New Hope for Extending Brain Function, UTD Testing Unique Education Method for Physics

Posted by Lance Murray

RESEARCHERS AIM TO EXTEND BRAIN FUNCTION AS WE AGE

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchResearch done at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas may provide new hope for extending our brain function as we grow older.

The center conducted a …

UTD Team Reconstructs Apollo Mission Recordings

Posted by Lance Murray

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have taken a giant step in making audio recordings of the U.S. Apollo lunar missions available for all mankind in a five-year project that overcame many technical challenges.

In 2012, researchers at …

Discovery: Global Warming Link, Enlarged Aortas in Ex-NFL Players & Texas “Wild Places”

Posted by Lance Murray

SMU RESEARCHERS CONFIRM ANCIENT GLOBAL WARMING LINK

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchResearchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas examined fossil leaves from Ethiopia to determine that a link between carbon dioxide and global warming existed 22 million years ago.

The research will help scientists …

Discovery: PTSD Treatment, Ancient Humans, Breast Cancer & $12M for Pediatric Research

Posted by Lance Murray

ANCIENT HUNTER GATHERERS CREATED NETWORKS TO MINIMIZE INBREEDING

At least 34,000 years ago, human hunter-gatherer groups minimized inbreeding by developing sophisticated social and mating networks.

That’s according to a new study conducted by an international team of academics that included …

Discovery: Facial Recognition, Big Leaves, Journalism & Tech

Posted by Lance Murray

UTA SCIENTIST HELPS BUSINESS IMPROVE FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH

Facial recognition is becoming omnipresent in our society, particularly in security and law enforcement, and the tech sector is looking for more ways to capitalize on and improve the technology.

Vassilis Athitsos,

SMU Researchers Find
West Virginia Geothermal Spots

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

The state of West Virginia has been home to coal-driven energy for nearly two centuries. Now, there could be another energy source directly under the Mountain State’s surface discovered by researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The researchers, …

Computer Model Predicts Most Deadly Lung Cancer

Posted by Lance Murray

Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a computer model that is able to predict the most deadly lung cancer by evaluating a fraction of the more than 900 differences in shape and structure of cancer cells.

The …

Humans Could Benefit from Songbird Brain Research

Posted by Lance Murray

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute are using songbirds to “watch” how the brain learns.

By mapping the the neural processes involved as zebra finches learn mating songs, the scientists hope they will be able …

UTD Team Creates Tiny, More Affordable Atomic Force Microscope

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Atomic force microscopes that can detail materials at the molecular level are often bulky, large, and impractical.

But engineers at The University of Texas at Dallas have shrunk the device to the size of a dime, or about 1 square …