Posts Tagged ‘The University of Texas at Arlington’

The Altruists:
North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

Discovery: Pipe Longevity, Reversing Heart Damage & Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by Lance Murray

A pipeline researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington has received a $400,000 grant from six state transportation departments and a national cooperative to create design methodologies for extending the life of storm-water pipes. 

Researchers are looking at whether

Research+Development:
Ones to Watch

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Research and development play a starring role in the innovation landscape. Here are five folks hard at work helping to take Dallas-Fort Worth—and beyond—into the future.


Thomas Bamonte
Senior program manager, automated vehicles, North Central Texas Council of Governments’ transportation

Breakthroughs:
High-Minded Discoveries

Posted by Jeff Bounds

When an old high school football injury started nagging, Ted Price created an ointment to rub on his aching Achilles tendon.

Using natural ingredients found in wintergreen plants and grape leaves, the concoction eased his chronic pain in a new …

Discovery: Sleeping Sickness, Brain Trauma, Kidney Tumors

Posted by Lance Murray

STUDY: SLEEPING SICKNESS AFFECTS CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchSleeping sickness, a parasitic disease that threatens tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan African countries each year is more than the name might infer.

Researchers at the Peter J. O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute …

Discovery: Improving Social Deficits in Autism, SMU Prof Named ‘Budding Genius’ & Watershed Mapping

Posted by Lance Murray

RESEARCH SHOWS POTENTIAL IN IMPROVING SOCIAL DEFICITS IN AUTISM

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchIs it feasible to treat autistic children through neuromodulation?

Researchers from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center are looking into it after a new study showed …

SMU, UTA Profs Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Posted by Lance Murray

Two North Texas university professors have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional honor given to academic inventors.

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Bruce Gnade of Southern Methodist University. [Photo courtesy of SMU]

Bruce Gnade, executive director of …

UTA Emotional Robotics Lab
Looks at Human-Robot Bonds

Posted by Lance Murray

Can a robot fill in the emotional gap needed to be a companion or caretaker to humans, providing emotional or physical support?

That’s what the new Emotional Robotics Living Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington is looking into.

UTA College of Business to Host Veterans Symposium, Resource Fair 

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Veterans Business Outreach Center is hosting its first Veterans Business Symposium and Resource Fair on Saturday at the College of Business Building on campus.

The event is free and open to all veterans, disabled …

Discovery: Manatees Rescued, Top Analytical Scientists, Changing the Laws of Physics?

Posted by Lance Murray

DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM SAVES AMAZONIA MANATEES

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA team of veterinarians, biologists, and conservationists from The Dallas World Aquarium’s manatee project reached a milestone recently with the release of five rehabilitated Amazonian manatees into their natural environment.

The release occurred near …