Topic: In Pursuit of Health

Student Engineers Invent Device to Improve Physical Therapy

Oct. 20, 2015
Miniature prototype of the robotic gait trainer designed by graduate student Sung Yul Shin.

In 2014 the Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center needed to help physical therapy patients perform exercises correctly. Professor James Sulzer and his team of undergraduates invented a newly patented device already being tested today by Seton Hospitals and UT Athletics.

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Six Tips for Staying Sharp

May 11, 2015
illustration of six ways to stay sharp

This time of year, students are cramming information into the dark corners of their brains just long enough to survive final exams. Later in life, we may come up against similar challenges with learning and memory. Here are six research-based tips for staying mentally sharp.

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Inventors of the Year Transforming Medical Field

Nov. 13, 2014
Inventors of the Year Transforming Medical Field

[Video] One created tamper-proof technology for drug tablets, the other is developing a more targeted way to kill cancer cells. Learn about James McGinity and George Georgiou.

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Working on a Better Way to Treat Pertussis

Oct. 7, 2014
Working on a Better Way to Treat Pertussis

[Video] Chemical engineer Jennifer Maynard is on the cusp of a new treatment for whooping cough, a devastating illness that kills 195,000 children each year. Learn more.

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Can P.E. Make Kids Smarter?

Sept. 3, 2014
Can P.E. Make Kids Smarter?

Physical activity is crucial not only for a child's health, but for academic performance as well, reveals research by associate professor and Longhorn Game Changer Darla Castelli.

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