Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Grant Thornton taps UNT doctoral student for first fellowship and $40,000 award
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Grant Thornton, one of the largest professional accounting services networks in the world, has named a University of North Texas student its first fellow.
Sonja Hightower, a first-year doctoral student and former lecturer in the UNT College of Business Department of Accounting, is the first person to be honored as a Grant Thornton Doctoral Fellow in Accounting. The fellowship comes with a $40,000 award to be divided over four years...
Monday, April 10, 2017
UNT researcher’s Walmart Foundation grant aims to bring jobs back to U.S.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Brothers journey from Jordan in pursuit of Ph.D. at UNT
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — It’s hard to miss the striking resemblance between Omar and Khaled Almahmoud, but their similarities don’t stop on the surface. Right now the brothers are both at the University of North Texas – both are working on doctoral degrees and both are studying mechanical and energy engineering.
“We aren’t just brothers. We are best friends,” said Omar. “We think the same way. He’s the...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Honors student who overcame eating disorder will be keynote speaker at UNT's Scholars Day
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Like so many other high school students, Leta Cunningham spent the second semester of her senior year preparing for life at a university — the University of North Texas, where she was accepted into the Honors College.
She was looking forward to her graduation ceremony and...
Monday, April 3, 2017
UNT’S Child Development Lab expands its research capabilities
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
UNT student creates device aimed at helping those with arthritic knees walk easier
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A University of North Texas graduate student is taking a step towards making exoskeletons available to help more people.
Typically exoskeletons, which are wearable mobile machines that allow for more limb movement, increased strength and endurance, are extremely expensive and mostly used in the military world. However, Jenn Cao, a student in UNT’s College of Engineering, has created a working prototype aimed at helping those who struggle to walk because of osteoarthritis in their knees...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
UNT student is first to complete 3D image chemical mapping of seed important in genetic research
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Arabidopsis thaliana is a seed so tiny that it can fit into Abraham Lincoln’s eye on a penny. Its small size, rapid life cycle and ability to produce thousands of seeds make this plant perfect for research. Now scientists who use it for studies have a new advantage. Drew Sturtevant, a student from the University of North Texas, was just able to complete 3D imaging of the inside of this tiny seed that reveals its chemical mapping for the first time. His breakthrough was recently published in the journal...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
UNT institute part of a $20 million grant to research new ways to keep soldiers safe
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
UNT researchers make “epigenetic” discovery while studying Gulf oil spill
DENTON (UNT), Texas - On April 20, 2010, a massive explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico led to 11 people being killed and millions of gallons of oil spilled. The oil spill was an instant change to the environment for the animals and plants that live in that water. Since 2015, Warren Burggren and his colleagues in the RECOVER Consortium from the Department of Biological...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African-American men
Researchers at the University of North Texas have identified a novel mutation that may be associated with prostate cancer in African American men, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Scientists have long known that a huge variety of DNA mutations can lead to cancer. Some proteins can repair DNA mutations, but when repair proteins are mutated themselves, cancer may arise. Knowing which mutations are linked to which...