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UTEP-led Research Team Aiming to Understand Impacts of Hybridization Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant

A team of researchers from multiple institutions led by Philip Lavretsky, Ph.D., assistant professor in The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded nearly $1 million in funding from the National Science...
23-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Professor Part of Comprehensive Prison Study

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Melinda Tasca, Ph.D., is participating in the most comprehensive study ever into the causes and effects of prison violence. Researchers expect their findings to enhance institutional culture and safety within...
16-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Partnership Receives Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Abuse in West Texas Counties

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Minority AIDS Research Center (MARC) is the subrecipient of a $1 million implementation grant to target substance use disorders and opioid use disorders in five rural counties along the Texas-Mexico border.
15-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Awarded $1.3M to Research How Neural Circuits Regulate Specific Cognitive Functions

The University of Texas at El Paso was awarded $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to shed light on how the combined function of neural circuits impacts specific behaviors in humans. The study will seek to identify and characterize...
13-Jul-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Research Reveals More About Path Bacterial Pathogen Travels to Cause Tuberculosis

Jianjun Sun, Ph.D., associate professor in UTEP’s Department of Biological Sciences, led the research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Sun’s lab has been investigating the mechanisms of Mtb pathogenesis for more than 10 years at UTEP with a...
30-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Researchers Uncover New Brain Mechanisms in Fruit Flies That May Impact Future Learning

A research team from The University of Texas at El Paso has made strides in understanding how memories are formed through the brain mechanisms of fruit flies. Their findings could enhance our understanding of brain disorders such as post-traumatic...
23-Jun-2020 7:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Professor Collaborates on LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Texas Study

Preliminary results from this first-of-its-kind survey found that gender diverse people and queer people of color are experiencing a number of disparities. They include higher rates of COVID-19, more difficulty accessing a variety of services, and...
22-Jun-2020 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Researchers Help Pave Path for Biofriendly Materials to Aid Drug Design Delivery for Neurodegenerative Disorders

The contributions of researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have yielded the first indication that carbon quantum dots, a class of nanoparticles, can be utilized to combat neurological disorders.
5-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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