Research Impacts Posts

June 1st, 2022

Correcting Cancer Using Targeted Genetic Therapies

Dr. Heather Hayenga joins the Office of Research and Innovation to discuss the need for systemic therapy to treat hemangiopericytoma (HPC), a rare nonhereditary brain tumor caused by an environmental fusion of two genes. Fusion genes are created from the joining parts of two different genes. The proteins produced by these fused genes may lead …read more

April 25th, 2022

We Are Using Soundwaves to Sensitize Tumors

Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor found in children. If you’re not familiar with this form of cancer, the term neuro refers to nerves, and blastoma is cancer that starts in immature or developing cells. High-risk neuroblastoma is particularly deadly, with cure rates of only 50%. Hearing that their child has neuroblastoma could be a frightening and …read more

February 24th, 2022

Addressing Air Pollution

Clean air is fundamental to our health. Air pollution has a similar burden of disease to unhealthy diets and smoking, according to the World Health Organization. It is associated with non-communicable diseases such as ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma, even with a variety of cognitive impacts, as well as the …read more

November 1st, 2021

A New Breath Analyzer Device Can Detect Coronavirus in 30 Seconds

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With over 245 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and 4.​96 million deaths, rapid screening is urgently needed. The integration of engineering and basic science has resulted in impactful biomedical advancement to make this possible. Dr. Shalini Prasad and her team at the University of Texas at Dallas have teamed up with Dallas-based SOTECH Health to develop a …read more

August 31st, 2021

We are STEPPing Forward in Educating Physics Students

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Though often treated as two separate disciplines, art and science can impact each other. Creativity is required for scientific breakthroughs and art is often an expression of scientific knowledge. A multi-interdisciplinary team here at the University of Texas at Dallas has developed a novel approach to educating physics students. A flyer has been created on …read more

June 1st, 2021

An Alternative for Vaccine Storage and Distribution

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The global COVID-19 vaccination campaign has been described as one of the largest public health initiatives ever managed. Quick distribution of the vaccines has been essential, but a vaccine’s journey is fraught with complications that include susceptibility to heat and light exposure, breakage, and extreme fragility in temperature changes. The Pfizer shot, for example, requires …read more

May 19th, 2021

Wind Energy with Dr. Rotea

Dr. Rotea

Dr. Mario Rotea is the Erik Jonsson Chair and Professor and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Rotea also serves as Director of UT Dallas’ WindSTAR Center. His research involves optimization and control of wind energy systems. Dr. Rotea took a beat to discuss why his research matters …read more