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Fall 2017

Inquiry Magazine Archive

  • Winter 2016

    Winter 2016: Energy Evolution

    From carbon dioxide conversion to landfill mining, researchers at UTA are seeking viable alternative energy options.

  • 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 

Mark Haykowsky, the Moritz Chair of Gerontology Nursing Research, was senior author on a PLOS One article demonstrating that, by using a novel non-invasive technique, it is possible to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients, providing additional insight into this syndrome.

A team of biologists led by department Chair Clay Clark published a study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that removing water molecules can deactivate caspase-3 enzymes, thus opening new doors for treatment of autoimmune diseases like arthritis that have been linked to overactive enzymes.

In a Burlington Magazine cover story, art history Professor Mary Vaccaro proved that a drawing in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was the work of Denys Calvaert, not Annibale Carracci, the artist to whom it had previously been attributed.

A group of physicists led by Professor Wei Chen has shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within solid tumors. The study was published in The Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.

In The Malaria Journal, Marco Brotto, the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, demonstrated that the right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria.


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