Monday, November 28, 2016
UNT biologists make discovery that could lead to more health benefits from plants
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Many people know that tannins in plants have health benefits and impact the taste of fruits and drinks like tea and wine. While tannins themselves are well known, no one has ever known how plants actually put them together- until now. A team of researchers from the University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences...
Monday, November 21, 2016
UNT TAMS student's research on detecting mercury leads to spot in national Siemens Competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas — When Prateek Kalakuntla learned that between 6,000 and 12,000 children in Flint, Michigan, may experience serious health problems because their drinking water contained high levels of lead, he wondered about a solution.
“This is a problem in developing countries. Communities need a low-cost way to detect mercury, lead and other toxins,” he said.
So Kalakuntla, a student at the University of North...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
UNT teams up with NASA for new mission
Thursday, November 3, 2016
UNT TAMS student named regional finalist in 2016 Siemens competition
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
UNT professor receives grant for research that could lead to alternative energy use
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a $650,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The grant is part of ongoing funding from the DOE and will be used to study the cellular storage of lipids in plants.
Chapman, whose work focuses on both basic and...
Monday, October 10, 2016
UNT Collab Lab kick-off event to feature Steely Dan's Jeffrey Baxter
DENTON, Texas (UNT) ― A kick-off event for the UNT Collab Lab, “From Steely Dan to Cybersecurity: Asymmetrical Thinking in a Hyper-Connected, Collaborative World,” will take place Nov. 10 on Level 3 in the University Union, 1155 Union Circle.
"The Collab Lab will be at the intersection of technology and creativity," said Michael Monticino, special assistant to the UNT president. "The most innovative discoveries arise from combining ideas across disciplines. The Collab Lab will be where creative recombination fueled by technology happens."
Combining inspiration with state-of-the...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Teachers turning to social media for learning and support
DENTON, Texas (UNT) - New research from a University of North Texas learning technologies professor found social media may be the way for struggling teachers to get the help they need.
“Twitter could be a life or career saver if you can join up with the right group and can even help with burnout,” said Scott Warren, associate professor of learning technologies.
Warren began his career as a middle school teacher in a lower economic school district where he struggled to learn how to communicate with the students. His difficult time was the basis of his research into how social...
Monday, September 19, 2016
UNT researchers collaborate on cancer breakthrough
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- A team of researchers working in two countries and several universities, including the University of North Texas, has made a major discovery that could help fight some deadly forms of cancer.
In 2013, the team announced that it had connected a single protein that contain an iron-sulfur center, to some of the most lethal types of breast cancers. Since then, that protein has been connected to at least four other types of cancer. Now the researchers say their lab results show they've found a way to suppress that protein and in turn stop tumor growth.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
New discovery could change how many materials are designed
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- New research published this week in the online publication Nature is challenging a theory that is more than 50 years old and could change how some materials are designed in the future.
A team of researchers, including professor Rajiv Mishra and post-doctoral researcher Mageshwari Komarasamy of the University of North Texas' ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
UNT research team helping create early cancer detection device
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances of being successfully treated, according to the World Health Organization. Now research teams at the University of North Texas and the Polish Academy of Sciences are working in collaboration to create a chemical sensor device that could detect cancer at an early stage.
"Cancer, if detected and treated in the early stages is no longer a death threat," said Francis D'Souza, a University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Chemistry. "However, early...