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Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Physicists Find Misaligned Carbon Sheets Yield Unparalleled Properties
University of Texas at Dallas

A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing — and potentially exploitable — conductive properties.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:25 AM EDT
How a Minecraft Mod is Helping Build Smarter AI
University of Texas at Dallas

Polycraft World, a modification of the video game Minecraft, was developed by University of Texas at Dallas researchers to teach chemistry and engineering. Now the game that allows players to build virtual worlds is serving as the foundation for federal research to develop smarter artificial intelligence (AI) technology. UT Dallas researchers received a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to use Polycraft World to simulate dynamic and unexpected events that can be used to train AI systems — computer systems that emulate human cognition — to adapt to the unpredictable. The simulated scenarios could include changing weather or unfamiliar terrain. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have added the threat of an infectious disease outbreak.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Geoscientists Create Deeper Look at Processes Below Earth’s Surface with 3D Images
University of Texas at Dallas

Geoscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas recently used supercomputers to analyze massive amounts of earthquake data to generate high-resolution, 3D images of the dynamic geological processes taking place far below the Earth’s surface.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Study: Crowdsourced Data Could Help Map Urban Food Deserts
University of Texas at Dallas

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas suggests food deserts might be more prevalent in the U.S. than the numbers reported in government estimates.

Released: 11-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
UT Dallas Response Lab Projects Add New Dimension To Help COVID-19 Fight
University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have designed and 3D-printed a critical ventilator part and are working to manufacture testing swabs and personal protective equipment (PPE) in a campus lab mobilized to address potential supply shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 6-Mar-2020 2:00 PM EST
Study: Cough That Spreads Tuberculosis Has Pain-Linked Trigger
University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas System researchers have pinpointed a molecule that the tuberculosis bacterium manufactures to induce the coughing that spreads the disease by triggering a pain-receptor response. Their findings illustrate that the disease's spread might be prevented by halting production of sulfolipid-1.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EST
Computer Scientist Develops the Art of Artificial Intelligence
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Kang Zhang uses artificial intelligence (AI) to teach computers to create illustrations in the style of the famous masters: Jackson Pollock and his paint splatters or Joan Miró and his curved shapes and sharp lines. The process involves feeding computers examples of colors, abstract shapes and layouts so they can learn to produce their own versions of masterpieces.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 7:00 AM EST
University of Texas at Dallas Computer Scientists’ New Tool Fools Hackers into Sharing Keys for Better Cybersecurity
University of Texas at Dallas

Instead of blocking hackers, a new cybersecurity defense approach developed by University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists actually welcomes them. The method, called DEEP-Dig (DEcEPtion DIGging), ushers intruders into a decoy site so the computer can learn from hackers’ tactics. The information is then used to train the computer to recognize and stop future attacks.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 2:15 PM EST
Researchers Brighten Path for Creating New Type of MRI Contrast Agent
University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas researchers are breathing new life into an old MRI contrast agent by attaching it to a plant virus and wrapping it in a protective chemical cage. The novel strategy is aimed at developing a completely organic and biodegradable contrast agent.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 11:20 AM EST
Study Challenges Assumptions About Social Interaction Difficulties in Autism
University of Texas at Dallas

Results suggest social interaction success for autistic adults revolves around partner compatibility, not just participant skill set. “If autistic people were inherently poor, you’d expect two autistic people to struggle more than an autistic and non-autistic person. That’s not what we found.”

Released: 17-Dec-2019 1:40 PM EST
Researchers design floating turbine to harvest deep-ocean wind energy
University of Texas at Dallas

The wind over deep-sea waters offers the potential to become one of the country’s largest renewable energy sources. University of Texas at Dallas researcher Dr. Todd Griffith has spent years working on an offshore turbine design that can convert those deep-ocean winds into electricity. Recently, Griffith received a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to take his technology to the next level. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) award provides support for his team to design and build a prototype for a floating offshore wind turbine. The new grant was part of $26 million in funding from ARPA-E for 13 projects to accelerate floating offshore wind turbine technologies through the Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-Control (ATLANTIS) program.

Released: 3-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
UT Dallas Team Demonstrates Renewable Power of Liquid Metal
University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have developed a generator prototype that uses liquid metal to convert waste heat from sources such as electric cars or data centers into clean electricity.

7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Research Shows That Doing the Twist is Hot, Unwinding is Cool
University of Texas at Dallas

An international team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Nankai University in China has discovered a new technology for refrigeration that is based on twisting and untwisting fibers.

Released: 30-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Bioengineer Building Brighter Way for Capturing Cancer During Surgery
University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have demonstrated that imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT
Autism Study Stresses Importance of Communicating with All Infants
University of Texas at Dallas

A new study from a UT Dallas assistant professor affiliated with the Infant Brain Imaging Study network that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children benefit from exposure to rich speech environments from their caregivers.

Released: 3-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Scientists Link ‘Hunger Hormone’ to Memory in Alzheimer's Study
University of Texas at Dallas

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found evidence suggesting that resistance to the “hunger hormone” ghrelin in the brain is linked to the cognitive impairments and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Released: 26-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Physicists' Study Demonstrates Silicon's Energy-Harvesting Power
University of Texas at Dallas

A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has teamed with Texas Instruments to design a better way for electronics to convert waste heat into reusable energy. Silicon in the form of nanoblades can harvest thermoelectric energy at a greatly increased rate while remaining mass-producible when combined with integrated circuits.

Released: 22-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
UT Dallas Engineer Earns Young Investigator Award for Water-Harvesting Work
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Simon Dai, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded a three-year grant to advance technology he has developed to harvest clean water from the air without using external energy.

9-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Preclinical Research Suggests Anti-Cancer Effect of Keto Diet
University of Texas at Dallas

It’s well known that keeping blood glucose levels in check can help individuals avoid or manage diabetes, but new research led by biologists at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that restricting blood glucose levels might also keep certain cancers at bay.

Released: 29-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers Boost Potential for Creating Successor to Shrinking Transistors
University of Texas at Dallas

A materials scientist from the University of Texas at Dallas has offered a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1.

Released: 13-May-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Study Details Bacteria's Role in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
University of Texas at Dallas

A new finding by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs).

Released: 6-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
UT Dallas Climbs Forbes’ List of Best Value Colleges in U.S.
University of Texas at Dallas

The University, ranked No. 1 among all Texas public universities, was recognized for its quality, price, alumni earnings, timely graduation and access for low-income students.

Released: 23-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Biologists Design New Molecules To Help Stall Lung Cancer
University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas scientists have demonstrated that the growth rate of the majority of lung cancer cells relates directly to the availability of a crucial oxygen-metabolizing molecule called heme.

4-Apr-2019 6:00 PM EDT
Migraine-linked protein exhibits sex-specific pain effects
University of Texas at Dallas

In research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, CGRP, a protein implicated in the development of migraine symptoms caused pain responses in female rodents, but not in males, when introduced into the meninges, the protective tissue layers surrounding the brain.

Released: 19-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Where Does Chronic Pain Begin? Scientists Close in on Its Origins
University of Texas at Dallas

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment.

Newswise: Health Information Exchanges May Remedy Long Emergency Stays
Released: 7-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
Health Information Exchanges May Remedy Long Emergency Stays
University of Texas at Dallas

Hospitals that adopt health information exchanges can reduce the amount of time patients stay in emergency departments, according to a new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Released: 14-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Cybersecurity Expert Elected Fellow of Two Technology Organizations
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, a professor of computer science at The University of Texas at Dallas and one of the world’s leading experts in data security and data mining, has been elected a fellow of two highly prestigious international technology organizations.

Released: 28-Nov-2018 3:15 PM EST
Researchers Explore Division of Public Opinion on Black Lives Matter
University of Texas at Dallas

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas recently examined public opinions about Black Lives Matter, an activist movement founded in 2013 that has gained national attention in subsequent years.

26-Sep-2018 7:50 AM EDT
Enhanced Rehab for Stroke Doubles Movement Recovery
University of Texas at Dallas

A novel therapy technique invented by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has been shown in a pilot study to double the rate of upper limb recovery in stroke patients, a leap forward in treating the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer strokes each year.

Released: 7-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
A Scientific Dating Game: Biologists Play RNA-Protein Matchmakers
University of Texas at Dallas

Virtually all functions in our bodies require precise interactions between radically different types of molecules. Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are pursuing what differentiates a fruitful encounter from a dud.

Released: 25-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Team's E-Whiskers May Be a Touchstone for Future of Electronic Skin
University of Texas at Dallas

Those cute little whiskers you see on your pet do more than just twitch adorably. Intrigued by the hairs’ versatility, University of Texas at Dallas researchers used shape-memory polymers to create artificial, electronic versions called e-whiskers, which mimic the properties of the real thing.

Released: 7-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Geoscientists Suggest ‘Snowball Earth’ Resulted from Plate Tectonics
University of Texas at Dallas

In a new study published in the April issue of the journal Terra Nova, geologists at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Austin suggest that episodes of global cooling that geologists refer to as “Snowball Earth” can be linked to the advent of plate tectonics.

Released: 9-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Solid Research Leads Physicists to Propose New State of Matter
University of Texas at Dallas

The term “superfluid quasicrystal” sounds like something a comic-book villain might use to carry out his dastardly plans. In reality, it’s a new form of matter proposed by theoretical physicists at The University of Texas at Dallas in a recent study published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Released: 6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST
Study: Pain's Origins May Be Significantly Different in Males and Females
University of Texas at Dallas

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas supports the growing consensus that pain begins differently for men and women at the cellular level.

Released: 22-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
Scientists Isolate Cancer Stem Cells Using Novel Method
University of Texas at Dallas

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers, a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.

Released: 16-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
Researchers Devise Decoy Molecule to Block Pain Where It Starts
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Zachary Campbell, who researches pain on the molecular level at the University of Texas at Dallas, recently published a study that describes a new method of reducing pain-associated behaviors with RNA-based medicine, creating a new class of decoy molecules that prevent the onset of pain.

Released: 7-Dec-2017 12:40 PM EST
UT Dallas Researchers Develop Techniques to Analyze Massive Apollo Mission Audio Archive
University of Texas at Dallas

Nearly 20,000 hours of audio from NASA's lunar missions remained in archives until UT Dallas researchers launched a project to analyze all communication between astronauts, mission control and back-room support staff and make it accessible to the public.

Released: 9-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
UT Dallas Chemist Has Designs on Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, has designed a small molecule that could help breast cancer patients for whom current treatments no longer work.

Newswise: Neuroscientists Focus on Cell Mechanism That Promotes Chronic Pain
Released: 8-Sep-2017 12:25 PM EDT
Neuroscientists Focus on Cell Mechanism That Promotes Chronic Pain
University of Texas at Dallas

Researchers have discovered a new pain-signaling pathway in nerve cells that eventually could make a good target for new drugs to fight chronic pain.

Released: 6-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT
New Material May Help Cut Battery Costs for Electric Cars, Cellphones
University of Texas at Dallas

In the battle of the batteries, lithium-ion technology is the reigning champion. But a novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material developed at The University of Texas at Dallas might become a contender, offering a potentially lower-cost, more ecofriendly option to fuel next-generation devices and electric cars.

Released: 6-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Engineer Unveils New Spin on Future of Transistors with Novel Design
University of Texas at Dallas

A researcher with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today’s electronic devices.

25-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT
Study Sweetens Connection Between Cancer and Sugar
University of Texas at Dallas

Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have found that a protein responsible for transporting glucose — a kind of sugar — into cells is present in significantly higher levels in lung squamous cell carcinoma than in lung adenocarcinoma.

Newswise: Chemistry Team Works to Make Medicines Go Viral with New NSF Grant
Released: 4-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Chemistry Team Works to Make Medicines Go Viral with New NSF Grant
University of Texas at Dallas

Over time, viruses have evolved very efficient methods for making us sick, but a UT Dallas researcher thinks that same efficiency could be exploited to improve human health.

Newswise: Scientists' Computational Models Predict Mutations' Effect on Proteins
Released: 8-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST
Scientists' Computational Models Predict Mutations' Effect on Proteins
University of Texas at Dallas

According to new research, the key to a successful, long-term relationship is for each partner to adapt to the other’s changes over time.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST
Scientist Discovers New Cancer Connection
University of Texas at Dallas

A biologist at The University of Texas at Dallas and his colleagues have discovered that two enzymes previously linked independently with keeping cancer cells alive actually work in tandem to spur tumor growth.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
Researchers Create New Way to Trap Dangerous Gases
University of Texas at Dallas

A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has developed a novel method for trapping potentially harmful gases within microscopic organo-metallic structures. These metal organic frameworks, or MOFs, are made of different building blocks composed of metal ion centers and organic linker molecules. Together they form a honeycomb-like structure that can trap gases within each comb, or pore.

Newswise: Study Explores Companies' Strategies in Expanding Globally
Released: 13-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
Study Explores Companies' Strategies in Expanding Globally
University of Texas at Dallas

A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines why and how multinational enterprises decide to internationalize.

Released: 3-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Center for BrainHealth Scientists Connect Dopamine, Facial Recognition in Study
University of Texas at Dallas

Researchers at Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, have revealed a link between the dopamine neurotransmitter system in the brain and an individual’s ability to recognize faces.

Released: 27-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Researchers Develop Tool for Measuring Social Entrepreneurship
University of Texas at Dallas

A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas seeks to provide a valid, reliable measure of social entrepreneurship.

Released: 26-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT
UT Dallas Scientists Put a New Twist on Artificial Muscles
University of Texas at Dallas

In recent years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and colleagues at the University of Wollongong in Australia have put a high-tech twist on the ancient art of fiber spinning, using modern materials to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns.


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