UTA In The News — Monday, November 14, 2022

Monday, Nov 14, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Cost of living increases

Bill Crowder, UT Arlington professor in economics, explained what the Consumer Price Index is in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about how the cost-of-living increases and inflation in North Texas. “Whenever the demand for a good increases faster than the supply of it can increase, that’s when you’re going to get price increases,” Crowder said. “If you can get the opposite, if you can get the supply increasing faster than the demand, then you’ll actually get price decreases.”

New technique developed
UT Arlington physicists have developed a new technique that can measure the properties of the topmost atomic layer of materials without including information from the underlying layers, Nanowerk, Science Daily, Phys.org, Mirage News, Eurasia Review, Projin News, Public News Time and Germany’s Nach Welt reported.

Measuring hemoglobin

Researchers at UT Arlington, in collaboration with Austin-based Shani Biotechnologies, have created a point-of-care device that can accurately measure hemoglobin levels and perform pulse oximetry in individuals with dark skin, Medgadget reported.

Laser beam for steering
Weidong Zhou, a UT Arlington electrical engineering professor, is leading a National Science Foundation project that will explore an optical laser beam steering device for 3D sensing in autonomous driving cars, ScienceX reported.

Opiate study
Linda Perrotti, a UTA psychology professor and neuroscience researcher, is conducting a comparative study of how males and females respond to opiate withdrawal, U.S. Fed News reported. Perrotti is using a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant for the project.

UTA biologist helps with PTSD
Marquerite (Maya) Herzog , a UT Arlington biologist, has been recognized for research contributions to post-traumatic stress among veterans, U.S. Fed News and Targeted News Service reported. Herzog, a veteran who served for nine years in the U.S. Navy, completed a six-year journey to earn her doctoral degree in August in quantitative biology.