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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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Undergraduate researcher dedicated to finding a cure for her own disease

Undergraduate researcher dedicated to finding a cure for her own disease

UNT senior Allison Taylor could have let a medical condition slow down her academic plans or even her life in general, but instead, she’s using it as inspiration to reach her goals. Diagnosed at 18 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, commonly known as CMT, she has dedicated her life to researching a cure.

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A more efficient way to diagnose cancer

A more efficient way to diagnose cancer

Steven Gore, doctoral candidate in biological sciences, is developing a broader cancer diagnosis model.

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Advancing biomedical research with computational chemistry

Advancing biomedical research with computational chemistry

G. Andrés Cisneros and his team at UNT’s Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling have received $1.5 million in grants from the NIH the NSF to look at how mutations of certain proteins may be related to cancer.

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 A new way to diagnose cancer

A new way to diagnose cancer

Doctors soon will have a new way to determine if a cell is cancerous by measuring its thermal properties, thanks to Tae-Youl Choi, a professor in the College of Engineering.

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The science of helping

The science of helping

From self-powered movement monitors to pain management, UNT College of Engineering researcher Ifana Mahbub is exploring the biomedical applications of semiconductor devices.

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Securing health care devices

Securing health care devices

Elias Kougianos, Elias Mpofu and Saraju Mohanty will use a $247,000 NSF grant to improve the security of implantable medical devices and the data they collect.

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First Westheimer Fellow selected

First Westheimer Fellow selected

UNT Distinguished Alumnus Bruzzy Westheimer funded the new Westheimer Science Research Fellow program, specifically designed to support undergraduate research in UNT Mathematics' brand-new Statistics Lab. The first fellow, undergraduate Giorgio Di Salvo, and biostatistics professor Xuexia Wang are developing a novel and powerful statistical model to identify susceptible genes for complex diseases.

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