Former Professor Works to Bring Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Drug to Market

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

In the late 1990s, 15 patients with Alzheimer’s disease participated in a clinical trial in Mexico with the drug methanesulfonyl fluoride (MSF).

The results were remarkable.

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3-D Printing Goes to Space

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

3-D printing is all the rage, but believe it or not, the technology has been around since the 1980s. The University of Texas at El Paso has been ahead of the game – since 2001, the University has had a center completely dedicated to it.

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Pharmacist Challenges Superbugs

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

The overuse of antibiotics to treat minor infections is causing certain types of bacteria to become highly resistant to conventional treatment.

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Researchers Improving Inland Desalination Process

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

Water shortage is a serious issue in the Southwest United States and in many places across the world – more than 1.5 billion people will be living in regions with water scarcity by 2025 according to the United Nations.

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Grant Could Advance Bilingual/ELL Education Research

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

A five-year effort to improve and expand the knowledge and skills of teachers who work with English Language Learners has started at The University of Texas at El Paso, and the hope is that the information gathered through this program will transform ELL instruction throughout the country.

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Cutting-Edge Research Gets a Boost From IDR Grants

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

On Feb. 20, a group of ambitious UTEP professors gathered for the first-ever orientation presented for Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Enhancement Program grant recipients. As part of UTEP’s Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP), the IDR Program has now provided three opportunities for faculty and staff to propose new projects that harness expertise from a range of disciplines, thus fostering greater collaboration across departments and colleges.

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High-Performance Computing Gets a New Home at UTEP

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

A little less than two years after construction and relocation plans were announced, the Research and Academic Data Center (RADC, or “rad-see” as it is called by those in the know) has moved from its original location in the basement of Union Building West, where it had reached capacity, to the top of the sky bridge connecting the third floors of the Classroom and Engineering buildings.

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Common Kitchen Items May Help Protect Your Brain

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, while studies reveal that India has one-sixth that rate; one of the lowest rates of the disease in the world.

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