Wednesday, November 6, 2019
It’s not just the food we eat - it’s the air we breathe
Amie Lund, a cardiovascular toxicology researcher with the University of North Texas, has found that exposure to certain air pollutants may cause weight gain, especially when coupled with a high-fat diet.
Lund is investigating how pollution from automobile exhaust affects the growth and signaling of fat cells called adipocytes. She determined car exhaust can trigger responses in the body that can lead to increased adipocyte growth and inflammation, which are associated with obesity and cardiovascular disease.
“When people think...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Emmy-winning composer Bruce Broughton to donate music scores to UNT Music Library
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
UNT professor named distinguished member of Association for Computing Machinery
Yan Huang, senior associate dean and director of graduate studies at the University of North Texas College of Engineering, was recently named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery for her scientific contributions to the field of computing.
“My work focuses on organizing, making best use of and finding interesting patterns in large amounts of data. For example, a navigation system used to mean only a driver’s GPS...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
UNT researcher developing next generation of nuclear power plant sensors
University of North Texas Associate Professor Haifeng Zhang, together with researchers in the Pacific Northwest National Lab, earned a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy to work on a solution for what he believes is a critical sensor problem in nuclear power plants.
“The inside of a nuclear reactor is a very harsh environment. It is very hot, very humid and very radioactive. It must be monitored constantly,” said Zhang. “The sensors in use...
Friday, October 11, 2019
UNT's Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, Denton ISD collaborate to teach performing artists practices that will keep them safe and healthy
Thursday, October 10, 2019
UNT researchers developing an internal sensor for use in total knee replacement surgeries
University of North Texas College of Engineering professor Wonbong Choi and associate professor Gayatri Mehta are developing a sensor system for use in rebuilding and balancing the human knee.
Total knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that replaces the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and correct disability. In order for the knee to work properly, orthopedic surgeons must ensure that everything in the joint is in balance. According to a study in ...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
For love of glass - UNT professor receives major recognition for glass research
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
UNT medical history professor awarded NSF grant for postpartum depression research
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Rachel Louise Moran, an assistant professor in the University of North Texas Department of History, is delving into how society has defined and diagnosed postpartum depression with a $162,619 grant from the National Science Foundation.
While pregnant with her first child, Moran was struck by the use of depression screening questionnaires at the obstetrician’s office, in the hospital and even by her son’s pediatrician.
“I thought they were probably a good thing, but...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
UNT raising awareness about indigenous language revitalization with event series
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas is celebrating indigenous languages in a series of events this fall as part of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages.
According to the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 40 percent of the world’s estimated 6,700 languages are in danger of disappearing.
A language is not only a means of communication, it’s intertwined with the cultures, histories and identities of the people who...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Oldest “cloaked” black hole in the universe found with the help of UNT astrophysicist
University of North Texas Associate Professor Ohad Shemmer in the College of Science is part of an international team of astronomers who recently discovered evidence of the most remote "cloaked" black hole ever found.
“Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as data from Pan-STARRS, an optical-light telescope in Hawaii, we discovered the most distant obscured quasar (the bright point where...