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UT Arlington Research May Unlock Enzyme's Role in Disease

Published: January 3, 2014.
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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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New Technique Uses Electrical Conductivity to Measure Blood in Dry Blood Spot Analysis
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated that electrical conductivity can be an effective means to precisely measure the amount of blood present in dry blood spot analysis, providing a new alternative to the current preferred approach of measuring sodium levels.

technology
Study Uses Text-mining to Improve Market Intelligence on Startups
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has created a new method that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence and explain potential mergers and acquisitions of startup companies in the fast-moving high-technology industry.

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UTA Marketing Study Shows Lenient Return Policy May Increase Sales
A meta-analysis of retail return policies led by a University of Texas at Arlington College of Business professor may lead businesses to modify their policies to increase sales and reduce returns. Narayanan Janakiraman, an assistant professor of marketing who specializes in consumer behavior, UTA doctoral candidate Holly Syrdal and University of Texas at Dallas doctoral candidate Ryan Freling recently published their conclusions in The Journal of Retailing.

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Low Attention Control in Early Adolescence Is a Genetic Risk Factor for Anxiety Disorders
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement.

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News Coverage of Hillary Clinton Often Emphasizes Gender over Competency, Study Shows
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Though much progress has been made toward gender equality, news coverage of female politicians typically follows gendered lines that often disregards women's competence in political affairs, a University of Texas at Arlington assistant communication professor has found.

psychology
Strangers Reach Mutual Understanding Through Talking And Asking Questions, Not from Non-verbal Cues
Psychologists at The University of Texas at Arlington have discovered that when two strangers meet and interact for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as gestures or exchanging glances.

nature
Abundance Inequality in Freshwater Communities Has an Ecological Origin
In nearly every biological community, distributions among species are highly uneven. That is, there is a large number of rare species with very few members and only a small number of common species concentrating most members of the community.

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UTA Scientists Use Advanced Astronomical Software to Date 2,500 Year-old Lyric Poem
Physicists and astronomers from the University of Texas at Arlington have used advanced astronomical software to accurately date lyric poet Sappho's "Midnight Poem," which describes the night sky over Greece more than 2,500 years ago.

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