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Techstars’ Demo Day Brings Health Tech Pioneers to Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

10 startups will make history themselves as part of the world’s first physical health accelerator. Techstars Demo Day is the culmination of Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator. It signifies more than a year of planning and a lifetime of dreaming, innovating, and disrupting industries for the 10 startups.
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‘We Are Going to Change the World’: $150M Grant Fuels UNT Health Science Center’s Diversity-Focused Alzheimer’s Research
by | Oct 3, 2022
The funding from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT HSC at Fort Worth advance its ongoing research on how Alzheimer's disease affects different racial and ethnic groups. Sid O'Bryant, executive director of UNT HSC's Institute for Translational Research, said there's never been a large-scale study like this before. “This award and project are nothing short of a bio behavioral ‘moonshot’ program," adds Brian Gladue, HSC executive VP for research and innovation.
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DI People: UNT Health Science Center, McKesson, Cyrus One, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Sep 16, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Jacobs, HF Sinclair and Holly Energy Partners, Caris Life Sciences, Fossil Group, Deloitte, TRG, Invited, Instil Bio, RealPage, Critical Start, Genuine Article, and others.
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Gamified Exercise, Medical Devices, and More: 10 Startups Bring Their Ideas to Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator
by | Sep 15, 2022
The inaugural Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator is kicking off with 10 startups who come from all over the map—from Dallas to cities across the U.S. as well as Canada, Switzerland, and Germany. They'll be taking up residence in Fort Worth for an "intensive" 13-week mentorship program that makes each eligible for $120,000 in seed funding from the UNT Health Science Center and Goff Capital. “We believe that Fort Worth can become the physical health innovation capital of the world, and this is an incredible next step to making that vision a reality,” says Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, president of UNT HSC.
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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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Bio-Rad Laboratories Acquires Fort Worth’s Exact Diagnostics
by | Feb 24, 2020
Quality check: Based at the UNT Health Science Center, Exact Diagnostics produces and sells samples of viruses that labs can use to test their own equipment.
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Discovery: UTD Team Studies How Brains Learn Faces, UTSW Examines Regulations’ Effect on Clinical Trials
by | Dec 13, 2019
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also find out about how scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center are studying the benefits of older women with hypertension taking warm leg baths.
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Discovery: UTA Grad Student Tackles ‘Queen of Problems in Evolutionary Biology’; UNT Gets $750K Grant
by | Aug 9, 2019
You'll also find out about a study that shows empathy and understanding from a healthcare provider can improve outcomes with chronic pain patients in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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Discovery: UNTHSC Expands Pain Research Registry, UT Arlington Student Gets NIH Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

by | May 17, 2019
Also, you'll find out why a researcher at the University of North Texas believes tourism and destination development could help reunite the Korean Peninsula in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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Discovery: $1.5M in Navy Grants Back UTA’s Hypersonic Wind Tunnel; UNTHSC Studies TBI and Parkinson’s
by | Feb 22, 2019
You'll also find out about how research at UT Southwestern Medical Center could help children who have epileptic seizures related to a fatal disease in this roundup of research activity in North Texas.
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Discovery: Why UNTHSC Prescribes Escape Rooms to Students; UTSW’s Autism-Related Disorder Breakthrough
by | Feb 15, 2019
You'll also find out about how a team led by a UTA professor is competing for a piece of the $4 million prize in a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in this roundup of research and development happening in North Texas.
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R&D: UTA Professor's Quest to Unify Storm Forecasts; UTSW Studies 'Couch Potato' Behavior Photo: Igor Zhuravlov/iStock]
R&D: UTA Professor’s Quest to Unify Storm Forecasts; UTSW Studies ‘Couch Potato’ Behavior
by | Jan 11, 2019
In this roundup of research and development work going on in North Texas, you'll also learn about a $3M gift to the UNT Health Science Center that will fund an endowed chair and benefit Alzheimer's research.
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Fort Worth’s Cameron Cushman Selected as Mentor for New International Startup Program

by | Mar 23, 2018
The 1 Million Cups co-founder is one of six U.S. startup experts who will travel to Istanbul next month to train organizers of Startup Huddle.
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On Tap: CIO Summit, Startup Weekend Fort Worth & Engage Dallas
Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.
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Recap: See the Ideas Spurred at Startup Weekend Fort Worth
by | Nov 20, 2017
Startup ideas ranged from a support app for people suffering from mental illness to a service of trusted individuals who can let in repair people into your home.
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Fort Worth Vision Screening Program Tests Preschoolers Via Camera-Like Device
by | Nov 8, 2017
The North Texas Eye Research Institute has screened 1,400 Fort Worth preschoolers so far as part of a pilot program using a refractometer.
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