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UTA In The News — Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Mining safety

The University of Texas at Arlington has received a $1.3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to produce an oral history documentary for the U.S. mining industry, Phys.org reported.

Controlling neuron growth

A UT Arlington team exploring how neuron growth can be controlled in the lab and, possibly, in the human body has published a new paper in Nature Scientific Reports on how fluid flow could play a significant role, Science Daily, Medical Xpress and Science Newsline reported. In a new study co-authored by Samarendra Mohanty, leader of the Biophysics and Physiology Lab in the College of Science, the researchers were able to use microfluidic stimulations to change the path of an axon at an angle of up to 90 degrees. Such knowledge could be essential for advances in understanding and treating spinal cord injuries.

Sasley writes piece for World Politics Review

The Islamic State’s threat to Jordan could drag Israel into the Syrian conflict, Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, wrote in World Politics Review.

Test flight missions

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center is expanding operations, with test-flight missions this week from an airport in Port Mansfield on the Texas coast, General Aviation News, the Forney Post and many other media outlets reported. The UT Arlington Research Institute is a part of the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center team that received a Federal Aviation Association designation for testing the unmanned aircraft systems.