Research News

See the latest news about discoveries, inventions, designs and scholarly achievements at UT Dallas – breakthroughs that are taking the University toward its goal of becoming one of the nation’s best public research universities.

UT Dallas Scientists Put a New Twist on Artificial Muscles

Artificial muscles A team at UT Dallas' Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute is developing a new class of artificial muscles that could be used for robotics, prosthetics and consumer products such as smart textiles that adjust to temperature changes. read more

Team Develops Tool for Measuring Social Entrepreneurship

Carraher In a new study, Dr. Shawn Carraher clinical professor of organizations, strategy and international management, tested the standardized scale he created for the expanding field. read more

Researcher Aims to Update Gene Editing System for Brain Studies

Dr. Jonathan Ploski A UT Dallas researcher is taking a new trend in gene editing, called CRISPR/Cas9, and developing ways to make it more flexible and precise for potential use in psychiatric and brain disorders. read more

Kids Practice, Improve Social Skills in Virtual World

Dr. Daniel Krawczyk Research from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas shows that a new virtual reality training program is producing positive results for children who have autism or Asperger's syndrome. read more

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