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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Two UT Arlington engineers have invented tiny, working windmills, according to a post on NPR’s science Tumblr “Skunk Bear." UT Arlington’s J.-C. Chaio, an electrical engineering professor, and Smitha Rao, a research associate, propose creating a field of these windmills on a cell phone sleeve, and using them to recharge cell phone batteries.

A KTVT/CBS 11 story on the Fort Worth business Worn for Peace mentioned research by UT Arlington into the benefits that refugee women who run the business receive by earning money with their crochet and knitting. Researchers found that depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder can all be relieved with just the simple act of knitting, the report said.

Allan Saxe, political scientist associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, told the Houston Chronicle he predicts that the two gubernatorial candidates combined could raise and spend $100 million or more by the time the election ends in November. "I think this is going to be a record-breaker," he said.

BioNews Texas profiled efforts by the Austin-based biopharmaceutical company Terapio Corporation to develop therapeutics – including radiation sickness counter-measures --based on a protein called RLIP76. One of the founders of Terapio was Sanjay Awasthi, who was a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington when the UT System filed its initial patent application for compositions and methods of use of the RLIP76 protein.