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UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Bioengineer's research studies lung growth, function

A UT Arlington bioengineering researcher has teamed with a UT Southwestern colleague to develop a nanoparticle drug delivery system that will help stimulate lung growth and function after partial lung removal or destructive lung disease,COPD News of the Day reported. Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington associate professor of bioengineering, is working on the drug-delivery portion of the project, which is funded through a $3.4 million National Institutes of Health grant through 2016. Nguyen’s work will be underwritten by $440,000 of the larger grant.

UT Arlington plan for $10,000 degree noted

The Texas Tribune published a guide to earning one of Texas $10,000 degrees that Gov. Perry had urged colleges and universities to institute two years ago. UT Arlington's plan was noted in the coverage. The Tribune also published aTexplainer story and chart detailing a student's path to that $10,000 degree. The Tribune reported that the bottom line is that a $10,000 degree in Texas may be attainable, but only for those who are able to commit to a very specific degree plan before starting their junior year of high school.