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Fall 2015

Inquiry Magazine Archive

  • Spring 2016

    Spring 2016: Premium Blend

    Found in everything from space shuttles to dental fillings, composite materials have thoroughly infiltrated modern society. But their potential is still greatly untapped, offering researchers ample opportunity for discovery.

  • Fall 2015

    Fall 2015: Collision Course

    Within the particle showers created at the Large Hadron Collider, answers to some of the universe’s mysteries are waiting.

  • Spring 2015

    Spring 2015: Almost Human

    Model systems like pigeons can help illuminate our own evolutionary and genomic history.

  • Fall 2014

    Fall 2014: Small Wonder

    UT Arlington's tiny windmills are bringing renewable energy to a whole new scale.

  • Winter 2014

    Winter 2014: Overdue for an Overhaul

    The stability of our highways, pipelines, and even manholes is reaching a breaking point.

  • 2012

    2012: Mystery solved?

    Scientists believe they have discovered a subatomic particle that is crucial to understanding the universe.

  • 2011

    2011: Boosting brain power

    UT Arlington researchers unlock clues to the human body’s most mysterious and complex organ.

  • 2010

    2010: Powered by genetics

    UT Arlington researchers probe the hidden world of microbes in search of renewable energy sources.

  • 2009

    2009: Winning the battle against pain

    Wounded soldiers are benefiting from Robert Gatchel’s program that combines physical rehabilitation with treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • 2009

    2007: Sensing a solution

    Tiny sensors implanted in the body show promise in combating acid reflux disease, pain and other health problems.

  • 2006

    2006:Semiconductors: The next generation

    Nanotechnology researchers pursue hybrid silicon chips with life-saving potential.

  • 2005

    2005: Imaging is everything

    Biomedical engineers combat diseases with procedures that are painless to patients.



Faculty research is gaining attention in national and international publications  

The Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis featured research by Daniel W. Armstrong, the Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, on a new, more accurate method to measure water content in pharmaceuticals.

History Professor David Narrett published a new book, Adventurism and Empire: The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803, that shows how the United States emerged as a successor empire to Great Britain in the Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast during the American Revolutionary War.

Computer science and engineering Professor Jean Gao and recent graduate Dong-Chul Kim are developing a genetic computer network inference model that eventually could predict whether a person will suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other mental illnesses. Their work was published in Biomed Research International.

A study by kinesiology Assistant Professor Priscila Caçola in the journal Physical Therapy found that many parents are unaware of the significant role household items can play in their infant’s motor skill development. It included a questionnaire that is now being used by physical and occupational therapists worldwide.

PLOS One published a study led by biology doctoral student Lauren Fuess that examines the starfish’s immune response and its ability to protect a diverse coastal ecosystem.

In the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Science, psychology Associate Professor Jared Kenworthy and Ph.D. graduate Patricia Lyons published a study on the effect of group-level narcissism and national identity on attitudes toward undocumented Latino immigrants.

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