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Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African-American men

Researchers at the University of North Texas have identified a novel mutation that may be associated with prostate cancer in African American men, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Scientists have long known that a huge variety of DNA mutations can lead to cancer. Some proteins can repair DNA mutations, but when repair proteins are mutated themselves, cancer may...

UNT music library head named president of the Music Library Association

Mark McKnight, head of the University of North Texas Music Library, was named president of the Music Library Association. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity for the next two years to serve as president of the Music Library Association, an organization I have been a part of for more than 30 years,” said McKnight. “Whatever measure of success I have had in my profession has been...

UNT professor fighting children's cancer using math

DENTON (UNT), Texas – When you think of cancer fighters, you most likely don’t think of mathematicians, but Xuexia “Helen” Wang is both. She is a biostatistics professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Texas and she is using her statistics skills to help the smallest of cancer patients. Wang’s goal is to figure out the best treatment for individual pediatric...

UNT professor fighting children’s cancer using math

DENTON (UNT), Texas – When you think of cancer fighters, you most likely don’t think of mathematicians, but Xuexia “Helen” Wang is both. She is a biostatistics professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Texas and she is using her statistics skills to help the smallest of cancer patients. Wang’s goal is to figure out the best treatment for individual pediatric...

Making a cotton plant easier to harvest, more profitable

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A field full of planted cotton, all ready to harvest at the exact same time, exactly when wanted: It's a farmer's dream and could soon become a reality. A researcher from the University of North Texas has discovered a way to get cotton plants to bloom in mass at the time of year that's most beneficial to the farmer. Brian Ayre, an associate professor in the Department of...

UNT research breakthrough: synthetic imprinted polymers recognized by DNA

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas professor is part of an international team who just made a breakthrough in DNA research. Using a polymer matrix, the team was able to imprint a sequence of a single strand DNA. Francis D'Souza, a University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Chemistry worked with researchers from The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the...

UNT officials to break ground Jan. 24 on innovative new art building project

What: Groundbreaking for the construction and renovation of the Art Building for the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North TexasWhen: 1 p.m. Jan. 24 (Tuesday)Where: Art Building, Lightwell Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton DENTON (UNT), Texas - University of North Texas officials will break ground at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 (Tuesday) on a new four-story, 128,354-square-foot...

UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $4.5 million for superconductive wire research

        DENTON (UNT), Texas - Marcus Young, a University of North Texas assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is part of a new project aimed at improving superconductive wires.           Young is collaborating with Superconductor Technologies Inc., TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion...

Innovative choreography on tap at UNT’s Faculty Dance Concert Feb. 9-12

What: Faculty Dance Concert: Standing on Shoulders, featuring original dance works choreographed by guest artist William “Bill” Evans and teachers from the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas.When: 8 p.m. Feb. 9-11 (Thursday-Saturday) and 2 p.m. Feb. 12 (Sunday).Where: University Theatre, Radio Television Film and Performing Arts Building.Cost: Tickets cost $7.50...

UNT on the Square exhibition features ceramic works by faculty member Jerry Austin

What: Currents: A Survey of Recent Works, an exhibition of ceramics from retiring University of North Texas associate professor Jerry Austin.When: Feb. 8 (Wednesday) to March 4 (Friday) at UNT on the Square. The reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 (Thursday).Hours: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a....

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