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thumbnail Neuroscientists Show How VNS May Enhance Drug Addiction Treatment
Cognition and neuroscience doctoral student Christopher Driskill (left) and Dr. Sven Kroener, associate professor of neuroscience, demonstrated that vagus nerve stimulation might help retrain the brain to decrease drug-seeking behavior. A research team from The University of Texas at Dallas has demonstrated in a preclinical study that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) might assist in retraining [...]


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thumbnail Geoscientists Dig into Why We May Be Alone in the Milky Way
New research by University of Texas at Dallas geoscientist Dr. Robert Stern and a colleague suggests a geological explanation for why conclusive evidence for advanced extraterrestrial (ET) civilizations has not been found, even though the Drake equation predicts that there should be many such civilizations in our galaxy capable of communicating with us. In a [...]


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thumbnail Researchers Engineer AI Path To Prevent Power Outages
University of Texas at Dallas researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that could help electrical grids prevent power outages by automatically rerouting electricity in milliseconds. The UT Dallas researchers, who collaborated with engineers at the University at Buffalo in New York, demonstrated the automated system in a study published online June 4 in [...]


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