Researchers Trumpet Music-Math Camp to Promote Technology

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

A trio of 3-D printers hums along to a steady electro beat inside UTEP’s cavernous Educational Technology Research Laboratory. The machines are part of a multimedia concept that Daniel Tillman, Ph.D., expects his students to use to motivate their future pupils to learn about music, math and technology.

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Flies Under the Influence Act as Model for Alcohol Abuse

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

Fruit flies under the influence of alcohol exhibit similar characteristics to intoxicated humans.

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Faculty Get a Research Boost from JumpStart Program

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

Always working on new ways to advance faculty careers, UTEP’s Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) created the “JumpStart Your Research” program two years ago to provide valuable assistance with research. Each spring and fall semester since then, ambitious members of the UTEP family have leapt at the chance to elevate themselves professionally. To date, 71 faculty and staff members have graduated from the program.

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Border Master Plan Unveils Transportation Project Rankings

By Nadia Macias

UTEP News Service

A list of more than 200 prioritized rail, road and interchange, and port of entry (POE) projects for the El Paso–Mexico border region was released Jan. 10 at a public information meeting held on The University of Texas at El Paso campus.

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Heart Matters

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Tiny particles in the air we breathe caused by pollutants such as traffic, power plants and wildfires can lead to major heart trouble.  

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Biologist Develops Chagas Disease Vaccine

By Nadia Macias

UTEP News Service

In a prestigious journal this year, researchers labeled Chagas disease as the new HIV/AIDS of the Americas. However, the epidemic may soon be facing its end, thanks to a recent development at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC).

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Undergraduate Research Gives Students Academic, Professional Edge

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

German Rosas-Acosta, Ph.D., remembers the days in the not too distant past when the chances of undergraduates doing research were slim to none. Even good grades did not guarantee a seat with a research team.

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Students to Present Behavioral Medicine Research

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Teresa M. Anchondo, a student in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHS) Ph.D. program at The University of Texas at El Paso, has spent the last four years mapping out “food deserts” in El Paso County.

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