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UT Arlington Research May Unlock Enzyme's Role in Disease

Published: January 3, 2014.
By University of Texas at Arlington
http://www.uta.edu

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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UT Arlington Researchers Demonstrate Direct Fluid Flow Influences Neuron Growth
A University of Texas at 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.
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UT Arlington Researchers Develop New Transparent Nanoscintillators for Radiation Detection
A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances.
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Shorebird's Beak Inspires UT Arlington Research on Water Collection
A UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have designed a device based on a shorebird's beak that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew. The device could provide water in drought-stricken areas of the world or deserts around the globe.
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UT Arlington Research Uses Nanotechnology to Help Cool Electrons with No External Sources
A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to −228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The process involves passing electrons through a quantum well to cool them and keep them from heating.
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Teens Living with 2 College-educated Parents Less Likely to Use Alcohol And Marijuana
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A high school senior who lives with two college-educated parents is significantly less likely to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana than a teenager who lives with one parent, a new University of Texas at Arlington study has found. For example, teens living with their mother only are 54 percent more likely to use alcohol, and 58 percent more likely to smoke if they live only with their father.
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