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UTA In The News — Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

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Physics assistant professor addresses tools' power

A new tool being developed by a UT Arlington assistant professor of physics could help scientists map and track the interactions between neurons inside different areas of the brain, Interesting TechNanowerkse! Science News,Science CodexBio-medicine and several other websites reported. Samarendra Mohanty, the UT Arlington assistant physics professor, recently published a paper on the development of a fiber-optic, two-photon, optogenetic stimulator and its use on human cells in a laboratory.

PhD student wins TECH award

A UT Arlington doctoral candidate's business, Applied Regenerative Technologies, won a TECH Fort Worth award, the Fort Worth Business reported. Ben Johnston is heading up the biotech company which focuses on UT Arlington bioengineer Mario Romero-Ortega's research on restoring nerve function after trauma and tumor resection or neurological disease.