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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 unravels a secret of the desert southwest

UNT unravels a secret of the desert southwest

Researchers at UNT in conjunction with scientists at the Huazhong Agricultural University in China, recently developed a complete map for the genome of the jojoba tree. This is the first complete DNA sequence of Simmondsia chinensis, providing a blueprint for this drought-tolerant and wax-bearing desert shrub.

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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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Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields

Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields

Three UNT researchers in linguistics, physics and mathematics were awarded more than $1.5 million total in grant money through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program.

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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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$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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City of Dallas funds water conservation program

City of Dallas funds water conservation program

Rudi Thompson, associate professor of biological sciences, is successfully changing behavior and saving billions of gallons of water each year through the city of Dallas’ Environmental Education Initiative.

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