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UT Arlington Research May Unlock Enzyme's Role in Disease

Published: January 3, 2014.
Released by University of Texas at Arlington  

A UT Arlington chemist doing National Science Foundation-funded research on enzymes that regulate human biology has uncovered characteristics that could be used to identify predisposition to conditions such as heart disease, diabetic ulcers and some types of cancer.


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Researchers Demonstrate Optogenetic Stimulation of the Brain to Control Pain
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A new study by a University of Texas at Arlington physics team in collaboration with bioengineering and psychology researchers shows for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain. Samarendra Mohanty, an assistant professor of physics, leads the Biophysics and Physiology Lab in the UT Arlington College of Science. He is co-author on a paper published online Wednesday by the journal PLOS ONE.

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UT Arlington Bio-analytical Chemist Receives NIH, UT System Funding for Protein Research
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A University of Texas at Arlington bio-analytical chemist exploring proteins, their structures and functions by using cutting-edge analytical instrumentation called mass spectrometry has received an Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health. The $354,749 in funding will help in identifying host-defense protein interactions networks caused by environmental and external agents.

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UT Arlington Study Researches AT&T Stadium's Impact on Nearby Businesses
When businesses synchronized their operations around major events at the then-new AT&T Stadium, they experienced success, a study by management professors at The University of Texas at Arlington shows. The study also shows that businesses closer to the stadium that saw the stadium as a negative became paralyzed when trying to adapt to the changing economic environment.

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More Efficient, Sensitive Estrogen Detection Developed at UT Arlington
Scientists at the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington have collaborated to develop a new method for detecting trace amounts of estrogen in small samples that holds the potential to improve research into cancer and other diseases.

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Theater Arts Research Offers Insight for Designers, Builders of Robots
As an actress, producer, director and theatre arts lecturer at The University of Texas at Arlington, Julienne Greer knows the techniques that help draw people's deepest emotions to the surface. Now, she's building on her experience and research to help scientists and robotics engineers better understand the human experience so that they can build more responsive robots.

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Musicians Show Advantages in Long-term Memory, UT Arlington Research Says
A peek inside the brains of professional musicians has given University of Texas at Arlington psychology researchers what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory.

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UT Arlington Team Says Non-genetic Changes Can Help Parents Or Offspring, Not Both
A new study from The University of Texas at Arlington biologists examining non-genetic changes in water flea development suggests something human parents have known for years - ensuring a future generations' success often means sacrifice.

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New Publications Detail Photonics Advances by UT Arlington Physics Team
A University of Texas at Arlington physics team is using their expertise in the field of optics and photonics to advance new methods in areas such as mapping the neural circuitry of the brain and guiding neurons to potentially repair damage in the body.

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