Monday, February 13, 2017
UNT student receives prestigious research opportunity
DENTON (UNT), Texas University of North Texas junior Isabel Delwel has received a major honor. The biology major is just one of 67 students in the U.S. to be selected to participate in the 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.
Delwel, who was born in the Netherlands, raised in Round Rock, Texas and graduated in 2014 from Cedar Ridge High School, is a member of UNT’s Honors College and the McNair Scholars Program....
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Making a cotton plant easier to harvest, more profitable
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A field full of planted cotton, all ready to harvest at the exact same time, exactly when wanted: It's a farmer's dream and could soon become a reality.
A researcher from the University of North Texas has discovered a way to get cotton plants to bloom in mass at the time of year that's most beneficial to the farmer. Brian Ayre, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is tapping into the genetic pathways of...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
UNT research breakthrough: synthetic imprinted polymers recognized by DNA
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas professor is part of an international team who just made a breakthrough in DNA research. Using a polymer matrix, the team was able to imprint a sequence of a single strand DNA.
Francis D'Souza, a University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Chemistry worked with researchers from The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the University of Milan in Italy to accomplish this feat.
The possibility of relatively simple and low-cost...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $4.5 million for superconductive wire research
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
New genomics laboratory positions UNT at frontier of science
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A new state-of-the-art laboratory at the University of North Texas will advance next-generation research in genomics, one of the fastest-growing fields in modern science.
Part of the university’s BioDiscovery Institute, the Genomics Center provides in-house DNA sequencing, as well as computational and statistical analysis of genetic data. Genomics, the field of DNA sequencing, has broad applications for the health of humans, plants,...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
UNT program granted millions from the Chilean government for new research center
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A University of North Texas conservation program has gotten a major financial boost. The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve near Puerto Williams, Chile is part of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, a consortium led by UNT in the US, and other Chilean universities and institutions. The Chilean government awarded the program $15 million dollars for the construction of a new Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center. “This is a historic day for Cape Horn,” Ricardo Rozzi, the director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and a UNT professor of philosophy...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $10 million for nuclear waste disposal research
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, October 24, 2016
UNT students awarded diversity scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Two students studying math at the University of North Texas have won the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship, an annual scholarship program administered through The Actuarial Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to students who are intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.
TJ Gebreyohannes and Lindsey Whiting are two out of only four winners from Texas. Both were...
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...