The most intense tropical cyclone strikes occur on the Gulf of Thailand's coast where researchers from UNT and Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University hope to determine the interval at which the cyclones occur to help with better disaster planning.
UNT undergraduate researchers Alysha Joseph and Diana Wang, who graduated this spring from UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, conducted research with Douglas Root, associate professor of biological sciences, to discover a new drug to treat hereditary cardiomyopathy disease, the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes.
Richard Dixon, Distinguished Research Professor of biological sciences and a National Academy of Sciences member, is conducting research to uncover how grape seed extract helps slow the progression of the disease.
Through a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Guido Verbeck, associate professor of chemistry, will study the differences in the way cancerous and non-cancerous cells metabolize -- work that will help researchers develop treatments and possibly cures.
UNT has created strong links between industry and academia through the National Science Foundation Net-Centric Software and Systems Industry/University Cooperative Research Center housed in the College of Engineering.