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UNT professor's research shows benefits of spore-based probiotic supplements — but, buyer beware, most probiotics may offer little to no benefit.
Since joining UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences in 2000, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Rebecca Di
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UNT is one of the first universities in the nation to co-host high-performance computing with data science and analytics services in one office.
Village in Pakistan
Mankiyali is disappearing. Can UNT help preserve it before it’s gone? There are less than 500 native speakers left in the world — all located in a remote village of Pakistan. Associate professor Sadaf Munshi wants to learn everything about Mankiyali before it is gone.
Ron Diiulio, Ohad Shemmer and Preston Star with the Gemini-North telescope.
Associate professor of physics Ohad Shemmer recently received an NSF grant to observe infrared light from more than 400 distant quasars. Shemmer and his team will conduct approximately 350 hours of telescopic observations to create a one-of-a-kind data set for scientists to study.
Sheldon Shi
Professor Sheldon Shi and Associate Professor Haifeng Zhang have received a $482,905 grant from the USDA to develop a high-temperature sensor that will aid in biofuel research.
Hassan Takabi
Assistant professor Hassan Takabi recently received more than $1 million in grants from the NSF for developing computer defense systems and instructional models.
Chinese violet cress flowers
How a small flower in China led to a big discovery: UNT professors are working on a plant oil that could replace petroleum and sythetic oils.
Ben Sirota in lab
Benjamin Sirota, Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has published in Nature’s Scientific Reports a new method for protecting nanoelectronics that will result in longer-lasting components with better electronic stability. 
Saurabh Nene and Michael Franks
Saurabh Nene, a post-doctoral researcher with the UNT College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has designed a new steel-like alloy that is five times stronger than conventional steel by combining iron, manganese, cobalt, chromium and silicon through induction melting, casting and Friction Stir Processing.
Ellen Qian, Mira Patel and Raahi Menon
While many teenagers are spending their summer at the pool, dozens of UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students are conducting research in laboratories across the UNT campus. Summer scholarships and generous faculty members offer rare opportunities for these young students to work alongside UNT researchers.
Will Rackers
25 undergraduate students are conducting research at UNT this summer thanks to the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. UNT has 3 NSF-REU sites led by senior researchers in the departments of chemistry, political science, and computer science and engineering. 
UNT Physics Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant Todd Byers (foreground) and Graduate Research Assistant Jack Manual conduct proton induced x-ray emission (PIXE) analysis on dust samples to help determine composition.
The dusty coat on your car after a rainstorm has a real purpose in our environmental ecosystem, according to a recent scientific study. UNT professor Alexandra Ponette-Gonzalez participated in the study, which marked the first time that the composition, frequency and amount of dust in rainwater have been quantified in Texas. 
Summer Academy high school students and researcher in laboratory
The UNT 2018 Science Summer Academy gave middle school and high school English language learners the opportunity to learn about plant science from senior scientists in the field. Over the last three summers, the students' teachers have spent several weeks learning from UNT researchers and developing lesson plans in English and Spanish.
Jincheng Du
UNT Materials Science and Engineering professor Jincheng Du is working to develop new glass materials to store nuclear waste and, after experimenting with advanced modeling and characterizations, found that a gel layer, that forms on the glass surface, has unique properties.

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