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UNT Researchers Crack Code of How Plants Form Tannins

Posted by Lance Murray

A team of researchers at the University of North Texas’ Department of Biological Sciences has made a major discovery in how plants put tannins together.

Tannins have major human health benefits, and can impact the taste of fruits, and drinks …

Grant Enables Drone Use for Highway, Rail Inspections

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Drones could become the standard method for inspections of highways, bridges and railroads throughout Texas in the future.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation to see how well the unmanned aerial …

Device Designed to Curb Pitching Injuries Takes Top Prize at Contest

Posted by Heather Noel


Senthil Natarajan knows the effect overuse and repetitive motions can have on the body.

At 14, an arm injury he sustained while pitching kept him from returning to the mound.

“Baseball pitching is an …

3 Students Earn $15K Scholarships for Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Posted by Jimmie Markham

Being born into an entrepreneurially minded family is not a prerequisite for startup success, but it’s given an inside perspective to Naveen Jindal School of Management graduate students Kiran Devaprasad, Brian Harris and Kamiar Kordi.

All three come from families …

Plano, Richardson Teens Going to Siemens National Competition

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Three North Texas students will represent the region in the National Finals of the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, the Plano Star Courier reported.

Prateek Kalakuntla, a senior at the Texas Academy of Math and Science in …

SMU Students Help Refugees Learn English on Laptops

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Donated laptop computers are helping refugees learn English in Dallas.

Southern Methodist University students volunteer their time to help refugees from Congo, Burma, Iran, and other countries become a part of the community, KERA reported. 

“There’s always a need to …

UTSW Ups Fight Against Cancer With New Funding

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

UT Southwestern Medical Center racked up more funding to further cancer research and attract new researchers.

The Dallas medical center recently received $5.8 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas which will help it progress studies on …

On Tap: Pinball School, #BigDGives, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, & an Evening with Macedonian Ambassador

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Nov. 24 – Dec. 1.

Thursday, Nov. 24

PRAIRIE LIGHTS  6 to 9 p.m. at Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, in Grand Prairie. Drive through a 2-mile path featuring 4 million lights.

SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Initiative Gets $300K Boost

Posted by Nealie Sanchez


Southern Methodist University received a $300,000 grant that will fund the Meadows School of the Arts’ Ignite/Arts Dallas initiative.

The three-year grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support programs and special projects for

Center for BrainHealth Honors ex-Legislator Dan Branch

Posted by David Montgomery

Former Texas Legislator Dan Branch of Dallas has received a prestigious honor for his efforts to help elevate North Texas into a global research hub by more than doubling the number of Texas universities that are now designated as top-tier …