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.

Study: Taxes May Have Worsened Housing Bubble

Dr. Seth Giertz Research by a UT Dallas economist found that property taxes did not reflect rising home values during the housing bubble that began in the early 2000s and led to the Great Recession. Property taxes effectively fell because they did not keep up with the market changes. read more

Professor Uncovers Historical Link between US, Ecuador

Monica Rankin Dr. Monica Rankin has received a grant from the Fulbright Program to continue research on the destruction and subsequent reconstruction of an Ecuadorian coastal province in the 1940s. read more

Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits

Dr. Sandra Chapman Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas. read more

Study: Gene Plays Role in Poor Speech Processing, Dyslexia

Dr. Michael Kilgard A new UT Dallas study is the first to demonstrate that the DCDC2 gene is required for normal auditory processing of complex speech, adding weight to one of the theories behind the cause of dyslexia. read more

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