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high speed rail

Professor touts prospects of high-speed rail

Research by civil engineering Associate Professor Stephen Mattingly explores building high-speed rail lines adjacent to major Texas highways to save construction time and cost.

Into the Arms of Technology

Into the caring arms of technology

Scholars are on the leading edge of assistive living research, designing smart homes and programming lifelike robots that could transform care for the elderly, disabled, and injured.

Daniel Armstrong

Professor developing new method to test pharmaceuticals

Renowned chemist Daniel W. Armstrong is leading an effort to find a more accurate way to measure water content in pharmaceuticals—a major quality-control issue for drug manufacturers.

Wei Chen

Physicist creates nanoparticle for cancer therapy

Working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection, physics Professor Wei Chen may instead have happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy.

Drs. Tang and Borrelli

New technique could eliminate need for bone grafting

Bioengineering Chair Liping Tang is partnering with Arlington Memorial to create a "mini-bioreactor" within a patient's body that can stimulate bone tissue growth and help with bone fractures, tumors, and even osteoporosis.

Jessica Dawn Stevens

Student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for research

Jessica Dawn Stevens, a junior majoring in microbiology and biology, is one of only 11 students in Texas named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year.

Emmanuel Fordjour

Student honored for research on dangerous infection

Sophomore Emmanuel Fordjour won a prestigious national award for his research on the dangerous, hospital-acquired disease Clostridium difficile. He's one of just 60 undergraduate scholars to receive the honor.

students with infant simulator in Smart Hospitalwatch video

Grant helps nurses, social workers improve care

The College of Nursing and School of Social Work are using a nearly $900,000 grant to improve connections between nurses and social workers before they meet in the health care workplace.

Energy Consumers

Professor explores accuracy of concussion tests

To accurately analyze concussions, kinesiology researchers stress the importance of using multiple types of assessments in addition to neurocognitive tests.

Zhiyong Yang

Parents wield influence over teen smoking

A marketing professor’s study shows that parents have a greater impact on their grade-school-age children’s attitudes toward tobacco than peers or advertisers.