UT Arlington receives new patent for charge detector
News Medical published a story about a new U.S. patent received by The University of Texas at Arlington and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, for a novel charge detector for ion chromatography. The invention has been commercialized as the Thermo Scientific Dionex QD detector, which was introduced in March 2012 at the Pittcon Conference and Expo.
UT Arlington biologist part of team studying rainforest microbial organisms
Research from an international team of microbiologists, including UT Arlington assistant professor of biology Jorge Rodrigues, has revealed a new concern about deforestation in the Amazon rainforest – a troubling net loss in the diversity among the microbial organisms responsible for a functioning ecosystem, Futurity, Phys.org, Science Blog, Red Orbit, TG Daily, the French Tribune, Science Recorder, Geekosystem,Lab Spaces and the Daily Kos reported. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, contradicted prior thinking by showing that the loss of restricted ranges for different kinds of bacteria communities resulted in a biotic homogenization and net loss of diversity overall. Babur Mirza, another UT Arlington researcher, is a co-author on the paper.