研究 & 发现
Texas Woman’s University’s approach to research is unique. We focus on the changes that research can make in everyday lives — how community challenges can be addressed, business problems can be solved, 和 quality of life can be improved. In workplaces, hospitals, schools 和 communities, our research is put to practical use every day.
TWU faculty 和 students analyze data 和 apply research that:
- Improves professional practice 和 patient outcomes in health fields such as nursing, physical therapy 和 occupational therapy;
- 优化 quality classroom teaching 和 technology;
- Addresses operational 和 organizational opportunities for area businesses;
- Develops better tasting food through flavor chemistry; 和
- Evaluates marketing findings to benefit nonprofits.
As a Carnegie-classified doctoral research university, TWU encourages our undergraduate 和 graduate students to actively participate in faculty-led research — whether it’s developing programs to reduce violence against women, working with veterans 和 their families, exp和ing access for children with autism or identifying more effective ways to treat cancer cells. From basic to applied research, our faculty 和 students focus on finding innovative ways to solve problems at state, national 和 international levels.
A safer alternative to opioids?
A team of scientists at Texas Woman’s University is researching a Texas plant that contains a sap with powerful analgesic properties that could match the pain relief of opioids, without causing addiction. The research has been published in two research journals.
特色的新闻 更多新闻 & 事件
- 卡特琳娜Pislariu (biology) has been awarded a $330,000 subcontract from the Noble 研究 Institute on a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project to establish symbiotic interactions with nitrogen fixing soil bacteria 和 arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Educational 和 outreach components will benefit society by training the next generation of scientists 和 informing the general public on the benefits of low‐input agriculture.
- Xiofen杜 (nutrition 和 food science) has been awarded a $64,000 grant from Firmenich Aromatics for her study of consumer liking for flavored water with sugar reduction at different levels. Formula for flavor with different types of flavors, beverage secondary functions 和 different levels of sugars will be provided by Firmenich, then the consumer study will be conducted at TWU. The project will help to underst和 what are the optimum 和 tolerant sugar levels for the selected flavored waters 和 how a secondary function adds value to consumer liking.
- Dayna Averitt (biology) has been awarded a $385,500 grant from the National 研究院 of Health for the project, "Sex Differences in Serotonergic Modulation of Trigeminal Pain." The project looks at migraine headache 和 temporom和ibular joint disorder pain, 和 the potential for hormone modulation of serotonin's ability to turn on pain mechanisms in rat 和 human trigeminal sensory neurons.
- 蒂娜Gumienny 和 迈克尔Bergel (biology) have been awarded a $65,000 grant from the National 研究院 of Health for their project that investigates whether aging affects a DNA defense mechanism against UV radiation. Results may identify potential therapeutic options for cell protection from UV radiation.
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