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See the latest news about discoveries, inventions, designs and scholarly achievements at UT Dallas – breakthroughs that are taking the University toward its goal of becoming one of the nation’s best public research universities.

Team Wins DARPA Grant to Explore Potential Treatment for PTSD

Dr. Michael Kilgard The Texas Biomedical Device Center will use the four-year, $6.4 million award for a project that will study targeted plasticity therapy as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. read more

Research Shows 'Friends' Often Lead in Teen Cyber Aggression

Dr. Marion Underwood Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and professor of psychological sciences, helped develop the research model for a CNN special called #Being Thirteen that airs Monday night. read more

Marijuana Brain Study Offers New Substance by Including Nicotine Use

Dr. Francesca Filbey Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas have uncovered significant differences in the brains of those who use both substances and marijuana-only users. read more

Scientists' Discovery Could Have Powerful Effect on Electronics

Hui Zhu Researchers at UT Dallas have uncovered a phenomenon that could have major implications for the development of nano-electronic circuits and devices, such as smartphones. read more