Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Researchers at UNT find oak trees in Southern U.S. cities are natural urban air filters
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Researchers at the University of North Texas have found that two oak tree species, widespread across the southern U.S., remove black carbon from the urban atmosphere. Their findings may offer a natural way to improve climate and air quality.
The study led by Alexandra Ponette-González, principal investigator and associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, and graduate student Jenna Rindy in collaboration with colleagues at UNT, Baylor and the Cary Institute of...
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...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
U.S. Department of State grant creates new partnership between UNT and institutions in Mexico
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
UNT behavioral science assistant professor receives Powe award for work in stroke assessment research
Thursday, June 20, 2019
UNT engineering team joins NASA challenge to improve life support for astronauts
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Bringing back Texas: Team of UNT faculty, staff and students work to restore our prairies
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A team of faculty, staff and students at the University of North Texas has reconstructed a native Texas tall grass prairie on a patch of land at Discovery Park.
In the works since 2016, the Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie increases native plant and animal biodiversity on campus as well as offers outdoor education and volunteer opportunities for UNT students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
With existing prairie plants on-site,...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
UNT Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and Director Ricardo Rozzi earn top honors for work in Chile
Thursday, June 6, 2019
UNT researcher rediscovers decades old solution to a modern problem
University of North Texas BioDiscovery Institute Research Associate Jaime Barros recently authored a paper published in the journal Nature Communications that utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to confirm 40-year-old research explaining how plants produce lignin, a compound that provides structural rigidity in plants and allows them to grow upright.
“Understanding how lignin is produced in plants also means that it can be manipulated...
Friday, May 31, 2019
UNT statistician develops risk prediction model for childhood cancer survivors to avoid anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy
University of North Texas associate professor Xuexia “Helen” Wang first noticed a correlation between anthracycline, a class of chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer patients, and cardiomyopathy, a type of heart disease, in childhood cancer survivors when she worked as a researcher for City of Hope in 2010.
Since then, she has dedicated her career to better understanding cancer, cancer-treatments and the side effects.
“Childhood cancer survivors are at a five- to 15-fold increased risk of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy,...