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My Experiment in Skipping — Literally, Skipping — Through New York City

Dec. 16, 2014

"Skipping is a perfectly fine way of locomotion, but it requires more metabolic energy than walking does at most speeds, or running does at high speeds." — Dr. Robert Gregg, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering read more


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100 Dallas Creatives: No. 35 Artist Organizer Heyd Fontenot

Dec. 9, 2014

“I really love group shows because I feel like you get to contextualize work. You get to make something new out of work that already exists.” — Heyd Fontenot, director of CentralTrak, the artists' residency for The University of Texas at Dallas read more


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Scientists Develop Artificial Skin That Can Feel Rain and The Touch of a Hand

Dec. 9, 2014

"Now that advanced bionic limbs are being designed to mimic the mechanical functions of biological limbs, the big challenge is to effectively interface these limbs with the human nervous system." — Dr. Robert Gregg, assistant professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering read more


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Dr. Seema Yasmin on Flu Season

Dec. 9, 2014

“Any flu vaccine protects us against three sometimes four different strains of the flu.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


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Data Brokers Know Your Income, Politics, And Much More

Dec. 4, 2014

"I think people don’t know that these bits and pieces that they disclose in different places can be integrated to create a better picture of you." — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, associate professor of computer science read more


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Paid Parking Lots New Target For Credit Card Hackers

Dec. 3, 2014

"Defending them is a difficult task. For defenders you have to make it 100 percent secure. For attackers if they find 1 percent that's not secure, they get in." — Dr. Zhiqiang Lin, assistant professor of computer science read more


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Many Older Adults Dont Seek Help For This Condition

Nov. 27, 2014

“While the brain disease is a frightening diagnosis, scientific discoveries are bringing new hope for those living with the disease and those at risk for developing it.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and director of the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas read more


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Millions Turn to Twitter in Ferguson Aftermath

Nov. 25, 2014

"We're just not watching. We're not passive viewers. We're active viewers now, and we can actively become a part of the story and talk about it just like the people on television." — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor in Emerging Media and Communication read more


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Vietnam Vets Find Solace in Traveling 'Wall That Heals' at UT Dallas

Nov. 23, 2014

"It's a really great outreach to the community and to serve our local veterans, especially our aging veteran population." — Angus McColl, assistant vice president of corporate relations read more


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Vietnam Vet Recalls Old Friend at Replica Memorial Wall

Nov. 21, 2014

"I remember him well. A very close friend. I named my son after him.” — Dr. Joseph Picken, executive director of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas read more


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North Texas Researchers Making Headway On PTSD Treatment

Nov. 12, 2014

“It’s basically using a magnet to stimulate areas of the brain.” — Dr. Caitlin Schraufnagel, clinical psychologist at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas read more


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Soaring Suburban Poverty in Dallas Area Puts Childrens Health at Risk, Study Finds

Nov. 10, 2014

“It’s great that we’re getting more kids insured but now only half and soon a third of doctors will take Medicaid and CHIP.” — Dr. Timothy M. Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas read more


The Brains of Marijuana Users Are Different, Especially If They Start Young

Nov. 10, 2014

“It suggests that there is definitely a more complicated pattern that the brain seems to be able to compensate for any kind of loss in order to keep that network maintained.” — Dr. Francesca Filbey, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth.  read more


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Should You Let Your Kid Play Football?

Nov. 7, 2014

“With proper training, equipment and putting rules in place to protect young athletes, we can make all sports safer.” — Dr. Lori Cook, director of the Center for BrainHealth's pediatric brain injury program read more


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Top 5 Tips For Getting A Raise At Work

Nov. 6, 2014

“Talking about money makes some people very uncomfortable.” — Dr. Robert Hicks, clinical professor of organizational behavior read more


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Addressing The Evolving Challenges Of Cybersecurity

Nov. 4, 2014

"We need to make sure our machines and networks are healthy — we have to make sure that we change our passwords — and we’ve got to be several steps ahead of the attackers and that’s easier said than done." — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, executive director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at UT Dallas. read more


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Weapons at School More Likely than Adults Think

Oct. 28, 2014

“This is happening more than adults realize. We have to find ways to make sure students are going to inform the adults who can then take proper precautions necessary. Many of the problems that students encounter cannot be dealt with unless adults are informed.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more


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Fear on the Brain: Why Were Afraid, and How to Prevent Fear from Overwhelming Us

Oct. 27, 2014

“Kids really ruminate over these scary things because their neocortex isn’t as developed as an adult’s. They rely on their parents. They don’t have the wisdom of a fully developed brain.” — Dr. Christa McIntyre-Rodriguez, head of the undergraduate neuroscience program read more


Through O'Donnell Institute, UT Dallas Looks for New Ways to Understand Art

Oct. 24, 2014

“It’s by no means settled what art history in the 21st century is, but I think we have the right people and the right resources to make it happen.” — Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology read more


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Revenue Off 25 Percent, ER Visits Down by Half at Presbyterian Dallas During Ebola Crisis

Oct. 22, 2014

“The American public is very willing to forgive and forget provided companies, organizations say, ‘We screwed up.'” — Dr. Abhijit Biswas, clinical marketing professor read more


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UTD Study: IQ, Exposure to Violence Could Predict Which Kids Will Commit Murder

Oct. 20, 2014

“It’s not always the way people think it is. In fact, with respect to homicide, it’s nothing the way people think it is.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


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Presby's Nurses Announce Support for the Hospital But Secrecy Remains

Oct. 20, 2014

"This thing has just snowballed, without question. On the one hand, there's the cost of the medical care, and then the loss of traffic and revenue because of the people that now are reluctant to use their services for the time being. So both of those are going to show up on the bottom line." — Dr. Forney Fleming, director of the Healthcare Management Program at UT Dallas read more


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As It Fights Ebola, Presbyterian Sends Medical Students and Non-Essential Workers Home

Oct. 14, 2014

"Probably they want to take out as many bodies there as they possibly can until they determine how this young lady contracted the virus." — Dr. Forney Fleming, director of the Healthcare Management Program at UT Dallas read more


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As Florida Prepares to Vote, Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime Rate, Study Says

Oct. 12, 2014

"It takes away the subjective comments about the link between marijuana laws and crime, so the dialogue can be more in tune with reality." — Dr. Robert Morris, associate professor of criminology read more


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7 Wacky Sleep Facts

Oct. 8, 2014

"If you don't get enough sleep and you get in a chronic state of that, you look just like someone that has early onset Alzheimer's." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and director of the Center for BrainHealth read more


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Will Screening for Ebola at Airports Work?

Oct. 8, 2014

“It has potential to be effective even if it prevents one or two people traveling into the U.S.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


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Why You Stopped Caring About Those Celebrity Nudes

Oct. 6, 2014

"I think that, by its nature, the Internet produces a situation in which people experience a diffusion of responsibility." — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor in Emerging Media and Communication read more


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Life Lessons: Senior Moment or Dementia?

Oct. 2, 2014

"We know that some changes in memory are problematic and some are not.” — Audette Rackley, clinical researcher at the Center for BrainHealth read more


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DeSoto High School Taking Part In Sports Concussion Study

Sept. 26, 2014

"Our goal is to be able to identify those markers so that we can pull those students out early to prevent a concussion or significant brain injury down the road.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, head of the Department of Bioengineering read more


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6 Ways to Tame Tinnitus

Sept. 26, 2014

"Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. Like fever or pain, it signals that something in the auditory system has gone wrong." — Dr. Ross J. Roeser, head of the audiology program at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders read more


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You Asked: Do Brain Games Keep My Mind Sharp?

Sept. 24, 2014

“Skip the Sudoku and get out and exercise,” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and director of the Center for BrainHealth read more


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How Dallas Became a Biomedical Hotbed

Sept. 23, 2014

“What’s fascinating about the next generation of biomedical devices is that ... we’re going to leverage miniaturization and encapsulation technologies and have devices with thousands of electrodes that are able to rethink how the body is processing and treating information.” — Dr. Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering read more


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Too Much Screen Time is Harmful for Children; What Can Parents Do?

Sept. 22, 2014

“I’m amazed oftentimes by the perspectives young people are able to take because they’re engaging with people at a global level. They have world perspectives, being able to promote and synthesize new ideas.” — Dr. Lori Cook, director of the Center for BrainHealth's pediatric brain injury programs read more


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Senior Moment or Dementia?

Sept. 19, 2014

“We know that some changes in memory are problematic and some are not.” — Audette Rackley, researcher and head of special programs at Center for BrainHealth read more


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How to Explain Death to Your Child

Sept. 16, 2014

"Many adults believe children are too young to understand the gravity of death, but dismissing children's perceptive abilities is a mistake." — Dr. Emily Touchstone, clinical assistant professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


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Dallas Police Drug Squad Sees Jump in Heroin Smuggling

Sept. 14, 2014

"It's really hard work. It's long hours of boredom, lots of surveillance, lots of patience." — Dr. Robert W. Taylor, professor of criminology read more


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3 Cop Watchers Arrested in Confrontation at Arlington Traffic Stop

Sept. 9, 2014

“Anything that the officer does is going to be videotaped ... to see if the officer acted inappropriately.” — Dr. Robert W. Taylor, professor of criminology read more


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Biotechnology to the Rescue

Sept. 2, 2014

“The hope is that if we can restore some normal activity, then the natural ability of the brain to use those circuits will keep diseases from getting worse.” — Dr. Michael Kilgard, professor of neuroscience read more


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North Texas Police Agencies: Military Weapons Not What People Think

Aug. 30, 2014

“There is a realization in police departments that they’re depending on people in the community to be their eyes and ears, and they have to build trust and be on good terms with one another. And dressing up in SWAT gear and carrying Uzis and riding in tanks and all that doesn’t really help that.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more


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Tips on Dealing with Bullying

Aug. 28, 2014

“The first sign parents should look for is anxiety about going back to school. If students are hanging out with new friends or are not hanging out with any friends, parents need to start asking what's going on.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more


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UT Dallas Professor Dives Deep Into The Mysterious Mariana Trench

Aug. 28, 2014

“The light starts to go continually down —  getting bluer and bluer and eventually disappear altogether and then completely dark.” — Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer in the Department of Geosciences  read more


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Heartbleed Hack Still a Threat Six Months After Discovery

Aug. 27, 2014

“Underneath the tip of that iceberg every web-facing server that used OpenSSL for encrypted communication was vulnerable.” — Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science  read more


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Ice Bucket Challenge Makes a Splash

Aug. 25, 2014

"Certainly within American society there's an expectation that when we can, we help others. It's going to look poorly upon you since everyone is doing it." — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor of arts and humanities read more


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Data on Police Shootings Is Hard to Find

Aug. 20, 2014

“We need data to make decisions. Data should be the underpinning for everything we do.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


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Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners

Aug. 19, 2014

"Brain injuries are devastating and right now there's not a lot of technology out there to help protect these kids." — Dr. Robert Rennaker, head of the Department of Bioengineering read more


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'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

Aug. 19, 2014

"We know what to do to get good grades, what to do to stay in military school, and what to do to win in contests such as spelling bees. The rules are pretty clear on what the achievement is and what success is in these domains. But what about creative achievement?"  — Dr. Magdalena Grohman, associate director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology read more


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Professors Taking Their Research from the Lab to the Marketplace

Aug. 12, 2014

"We want to be able to serve as advocates to researchers.” — Dr. Asha Rajagopal, director of technology commercialization read more


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Despite Bloody Stretch, Murder Rate Falling in Dallas

Aug. 6, 2014

"We are healthier than most, that's for sure." — Dr. Denise Paquette Boots, associate criminology professor read more


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Trinity Christian Football Using High-Tech Measures to Track Concussions

Aug. 6, 2014

"We think when your head rotates fast, that might be what's causing some of these concussions and injuries. That’s what we're trying to do with this device." — Dr. Robert Rennaker, head of the Department of Bioengineering read more


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Think: Containing Ebola In The U.S.

Aug. 4, 2014

"It's understandable that people are scared." — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


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