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Study Shows Benefits of Virtual Reality in Measuring Memory

Apr 9, 2021

In a new study, researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have demonstrated the advantages of using virtual reality to measure how people handle tasks that tax their memory and to assess the strategies people use to make each task easier. Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, professor of psychology and holder of the Debbie and Jim [...]


Researchers Explore Link Between Iron, Beta-Amyloid in Memory Disorders

Apr 7, 2021

In this illustration, amyloid plaques (white) are shown on neurons affected by Alzheimer’s disease. UT Dallas scientists suggest that beta-amyloid and iron may play roles in the shrinking of a brain region key for processing and recording memories. In recent years, neurology researchers have shown that accumulation of the protein beta-amyloid in the brain is [...]


Pain Researchers Use Sequencing Data To Map Nerve Interactions

Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Ted Price BS’97 and his team at the Center for Advanced Pain Studies are learning more about how sensory neurons like those illustrated here interact to induce pain. Countless interactions between nerves and other cells in the body create the sensory responses, including pain, that allow us to interact with the world. Researchers from [...]


COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands for Comets

Mar 29, 2021

Starting today, March 29, the Texas Department of State Health Services has expanded COVID-19 vaccination eligibility, which now allows anyone age 16 or older to register to receive the vaccine. This is good news for us personally and for UT Dallas. UT Southwestern Medical Center is currently operating a COVID-19 vaccination site at UT Dallas. The UT Dallas site [...]


Cold Storage Units Help COVID-19 Vaccines Meet Hot Demand

Mar 24, 2021

Luke Joyce, a research associate in biological sciences, stands next to one of UT Dallas’ new freezers that was lent to the city of Grand Prairie to store COVID-19 vaccines. University of Texas at Dallas researchers recently stepped in to assist with a necessary resource for widespread COVID-19 vaccination efforts in North Texas â€" ultracold [...]


Campus Update: COVID-19 Safety Protocols To Remain in Place Throughout Semester

Mar 10, 2021

Dear Comets: During this past year, our focus has been first and foremost on the safety and well-being of those who work and study on our campus. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott issued new orders rescinding the state mask mandate and occupancy limits. On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new, relaxed [...]


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