Archive for the ‘Invention’ Category

UTSW Researchers Unlock How Hormone Protects Pancreas

Posted by Lance Murray

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have made a breakthrough that could lead to new therapies for pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas that can be life-threatening.

According to news release, the researchers uncovered the mechanism by which the stress …

On Tap: Ignite, Educated City, & D CEO’s Technology Event

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 19 – 26.

THURSDAY, JAN. 19

PURSUIT DALLAS — 6 to 8 p.m. at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, in Dallas. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department will kick off its six-part …

SMU Students Taking Wireless Vehicle Tech to the Streets

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesIn urban areas, trips by cars and trucks are often unpleasant (and all-too-familiar) adventures in avoiding accidents, potholes, construction zones, and other drivers.

Researchers at Southern Methodist University are developing technologies that allow vehicles, traffic signals, and even construction signs …

Engineering Group to Recognize Dallas’ ‘Hidden Figures’

Posted by Heather Noel

The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is looking to recognize minority women making an impact in science, technology, engineering, and math careers. 

The awards are inspired by the book and now movie, Hidden Figures, …

SMU Profs Given Grants for Humanities Research

Posted by Heather Noel

Two Southern Methodist University professors were the only North Texans recently named recipients of National Endowment for the Humanities grants. 

Zachary Wallmark, assistant professor and chair of music history at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, received $25,200 to further …

UNT Researchers Develop Cooling Cushion to Prevent Ulcers for People in Wheelchairs

Posted by Heather Noel

Consistent pressure against the skin can lead to ulcers for many people in wheelchairs, but UNT Health Science Center researchers have designed a cooling cushion that could help prevent the costly health problem.

The battery-powered system circulates about a gallon …

Unibees App Alerts Students to Campus Freebies, Events

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The hunt for free food, giveaways, and special events can often be a frustrating, cumbersome process with clunky websites and multiple social media platforms that may or may not be reliable.

So, a few University of Texas at Dallas …

UTD Researchers Receive Grants for VR-based Medical Work

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

The University of Texas at Dallas announced Thursday that a team of researchers from the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication has received two grants that will be used to further research into virtual reality-based medical experiences.

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On Tap: Women’s Empowerment Conference, Collidathon, & MLK Symposium

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 12 – 19.

FRIDAY, JAN. 13

PILOBOLUS — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. Pilobolus’ Shadowland pioneered the integration of shadow theater, dance, and …

Axxess: Nurturing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Posted by John Olajide

As a graduate of University of Texas at Dallas, it is always inspiring to return to campus to support the next generation. There has been tremendous growth and evolution since I graduated 12 years ago, but one thing that …