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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.

Biologist Investigates How Gene-Swapping Bacteria Evade Antibiotics

Dr. Kelli Palmer Research led by Dr. Kelli Palmer is revealing how "sex" among disease-causing microbes can lead different species or strains to become resistant to antibiotic medications. read more

Criminologist Tackles Perception of NFL Players

Dr, Alex Piquero A study led by Dr. Alex Piquero refutes the impression that criminal activity is an epidemic in the National Football League. The research found that the overall arrest rate for the general population was nearly twice as high as the rate for NFL players from 2000 to 2013. read more

Writers Propose Committee to Assess New Technology

In the summer 2015 edition of Issues in Science and Technology, two professors write that the Governance Coordination Committee could assess the effects of new technologies and orchestrate society's response when problems are identified. read more

State Grant Will Fund Breast Cancer Research

Dr. Jiyong Lee The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas recently awarded a grant to Dr. Jiyong Lee, assistant professor of chemistry, for research that may lead to more effective treatments for breast cancer and methods to prevent its recurrence in patients. read more