Research Showcase

UNT and HSC professors find hospital acquired MRSA infection less likely in hospitals with more private rooms

UNT and HSC professors find hospital acquired MRSA infection less likely in hospitals with more private rooms

Professors from the University of North Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth recently published a study of more than 300 hospitals across the U.S. that showed patients were dramatically less likely to be infected with hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals with more private patient rooms.

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UNT researchers develop first of its kind, simple test for identifying toxic silver ions

UNT researchers develop first of its kind, simple test for identifying toxic silver ions

Chemistry researchers at the University of North Texas have developed a test to more easily identify toxic silver ions, which can be harmful to humans and the environment at high concentrations.

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UNT Center for Sport Psychology study checks in on mental health and wellbeing of collegiate athletes during pandemic

UNT Center for Sport Psychology study checks in on mental health and wellbeing of collegiate athletes during pandemic

The UNT Center of Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence, in collaboration with Wayne State University, has released results in an ongoing study examining the overall health, performance and psychological wellbeing of collegiate athletes during the pandemic.

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UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research

UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research

Since beginning college, UNT student Kelly Jacques wanted to use her engineering talents to minimize the need for soldiers on the battlefield. And now, thanks to a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense, she is getting her chance.

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Autonomous vehicles that ‘talk’ to each other

Autonomous vehicles that ‘talk’ to each other

While autonomous vehicle technology has advanced significantly over the last decade, one persistent problem remains: perception. Like human drivers, autonomous vehicles can only react to the information they collect. But one UNT researcher believes he can make data collection and processing more efficient and robust.

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Bostanci’s NASA challenge helping in deep space

Bostanci’s NASA challenge helping in deep space

Huseyin Bostanci is at it again with another NASA-funded project. This time, he’s received $50,000 to help revitalize the cabin air in space vehicles and habitats. The UNT team is one of seven selected nationwide to participate in the Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation Academic Challenge, which encourages teams to produce or design research findings or functional products that will...

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Creating 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients

Creating 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients

In response to the possible need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team from UNT’s College of Engineering collaborated to adapt a design and manufacture ventilator splitters in the college’s digital manufacturing lab. The team used 3D printing technology to make the splitters, which will allow doctors to use a single ventilator to treat two patients.

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Computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs

Computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs

UNT professor and computational chemist G. Andrés Cisneros, along with his research group, are running computer simulations using four U.S. supercomputers, including the world’s most powerful, Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, to investigate inhibitor mechanisms of existing drugs and provide insights that could serve to improve treatment options for COVID-19.

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UNT-led team collaborates with NASA on Advanced Air Mobility project

UNT-led team collaborates with NASA on Advanced Air Mobility project

A UNT-led team of academic and industry experts is working together to ensure safe skies for drones and other low-flying traffic over cities in the U.S.

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UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

Engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.

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$1 million gift establishes innovation center

$1 million gift establishes innovation center

A new collaboration between LaCore Labs and UNT will include a $1 million gift eligible for matching funds from the Texas Research Incentive Program, a new laboratory, sponsored research, a license to UNT technology and real-world opportunities for students.

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UNT receives $10 million to expand additive manufacturing

UNT receives $10 million to expand additive manufacturing

It is a time of marvels and miracles, a time when 3D objects can literally be printed from a computer. It’s the Fourth Industrial Revolution, when manufacturing design, process and production are combining into one comprehensive whole.

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