Archive for the ‘Invention’ Category

Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Technology Reduces Patient Wait Times

Posted by Katie Morell

Few eye doctors have an enthusiastic fan base, but Dr. Jeffrey Whitman is one who does. Whitman started his career in the mid-80s and joined a small, promising practice in downtown Dallas with Dr. Charles Key, a man who’d been …

Researchers: Gene Could Help Predict Brain Cancer Outcomes

Posted by Lance Murray

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new biomarker for a common type of brain cancer that may help them with the best course of treatment by determining a cancer’s aggressiveness.


Dr. Adi Gazdar

According to a news …

Carrollton Medical Device Startup Taking Part in Research For Wheelchair Users

Posted by Heather Noel

A medical device made by Carrollton-based Dynofit will be part of research being conducted by California State University, Los Angeles, according to a TECH Fort Worth release. 

Dr. Stefan Keslacy of Cal State-LA’s School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science received …

Bluetooth Umbrella Offers Weather Forecast in Rain Gear

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Former Samsung engineers have built an umbrella to put the weather forecast in your rain gear. 

Opus One’s handle, resembling a bowler-hatted gentleman or a Queen’s guard, links with smartphones via Bluetooth and uses weather reports to prepare users for …

UNT Prof Working to Find Safer Way to Dispose Nuclear Waste

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

University of North Texas professor Jincheng Du and researchers from various universities will receive at least $8 million to make nuclear waste disposal safer.

The funds from the U.S. Department of Energy will be used to create the Center for

Gene Linked to Alcohol Consumption Curbs Desire to Drink

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

A group of more than 120 UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe have identified a gene variation linked to alcohol consumption, according to a UT Southwestern news release.

The variant in the β-Klotho gene suppresses the …

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 …

Varidesk Stands Tall Atop SMU’s Dallas 100 List

Posted by Lance Murray

Varidesk, the Coppell company that makes the ubiquitous standing desks we see in many offices, has been named the fastest growing privately held company in the area in the annual Dallas 100 ranking.

For the past 26 years, the ranking …

Creative Minds Solutions Invents New Hydroelectric Turbine

Posted by David Montgomery

While living in Honolulu, Richard Navarro liked to stroll along the beach near Waikiki, enjoying the oceanside view in one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations. But those daily walks were more than just a leisure-time activity.

For …