Reaching for the Stars: UTEP, Kyutech to Build Suborbital Spacecraft

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

In the next five years, The University of Texas at El Paso plans to go to space – literally.

“With you all, I want to launch WIRES X, an unmanned suborbital vehicle that will take us 100 kilometers up into space,” Koichi Yonemoto, Ph.D., of Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), told a large group of UTEP engineers during his visit to the University on July 29.

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Academy Exposes Undergrads to Research, DHS Agencies

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Even as some government budgets get squeezed, mutually beneficial programs such as The University of Texas at El Paso’s Homeland Security Summer Scholars Academy are shining brighter.

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Eliminating Disease: Research Partnership Shows Promise

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

A new medical concept may hold the key to cancer and many other serious health issues – including traumatic brain injury (TBI), Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, among others.

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Researchers Find Students Benefit from Mobile Technology

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Mobile technology, when used correctly, can have a positive impact on student achievement in higher education, according to a group of UTEP researchers who recently shared their latest findings with an eager crowd of international educators in Atlanta.

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Researcher Boosts Metabolism Studies in Lab

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

For some people, diet and exercise may not be enough to lose weight or keep it off.

Eating habits, exercise regimens and body composition can all affect weight loss success.

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3-D Tissue Printing Will Help Women with Breast Cancer

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

Imagine this: you’re lying on an operating table undergoing liposuction. Moments later, the fat that was removed from your body is placed inside a 3-D printer and printed into a new shape that your body needs – like a breast, if you’ve undergone a lumpectomy or mastectomy.

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Student Researchers Investigate Health Disparities in Central and South America

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Twelve students from The University of Texas at El Paso will spend six weeks investigating Hispanic health disparities in Panama, Ecuador and Costa Rica as part of the Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) 2013 Summer Institute from June 29-Aug. 9.

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Chemists Work to Speed Up Diagnosis of Deadly Disease

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

Meningitis acts fast and can become fatal in as little as 24 hours, but diagnosis of the deadly disease is slow – sometimes taking two or three days.

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