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UTA In The News — Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Lasers could deliver drugs

UT Arlington physics researchers may have developed a way to use laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue, Science Daily reported. The method eventually could help patients suffering from genetic conditions, cancers and neurological diseases.   

High-speed rail project headed for final review

The high-speed train project between Dallas and Houston is finally headed for a major review, federal officials announced Wednesday. According to reports in CultureMap Dallas and CultureMap Houston, a private company hired to develop the plans appears to be planning a route along existing north-south freight lines. A UT Arlington study recommends further detailed investigation into four corridors — I-45 from Houston to Dallas, I-20 between Dallas and Fort Worth, I-35 from DFW to Laredo, and Route 6 from Houston to Waco.

Fall prevention class mentioned, the website for NPR affiliate 90.1 FM, continued its special series, The Broken Hip, Chapter 8, with a look at pelvic fractures that can be just as devastating as hip fractures. The piece noted a fall prevention class held at UT Arlington that was featured in Chapter 3 of the series. The full story may be read here

Lack of women, minorities on op-ed pages

Time after time, research continues to prove that the media is still a white and male-dominated industry, the Huffington Post reported. A new study by UT Arlington that looked at 10 U.S. newspapers showed that women and ethnic minorities are also drastically underrepresented in op-ed pages.  

Middle-schoolers explore science at Bernard Harris camp

The Cleburne Times-Review noted the opportunity that a Cleburne middle school student would have to engage in experiments, research and study in the UT Arlington College of Science as a participant at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at UT Arlington.