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Looking Back: Research Still a Thriving Initiative for University

Here's a look at some of the different research stories faculty and students were involved in.

Researcher Wins New Innovator Award to Study Oral Vaccine Delivery

A Texas Tech University chemical engineering researcher received a five-year, $2.2 million grant in direct cost from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study an innovative oral vaccine delivery platform.

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Climate Change Likely Will Allow Tropical Disease to Thrive in United States

Dengue fever most likely will become a disease the United States must learn to live with as climate change creates opportunities for the disease to gain a foothold.

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Forensic Science Student Applies New Technique to Research

When it comes to cocaine, users of the drug in Lubbock abuse up to a third more on the weekends.

That’s what a master’s student with Texas Tech’s Institute for Forensic Science discovered after testing sewage water headed for the Lubbock Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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New Technology Could Detect a Fall Before it Happens

Engineers at Texas Tech are developing technology that can predict when a person might fall — even days in advance.

The researchers have created a prototype wireless sensor, small enough to be clipped to a belt, which analyzes posture and gait, and sends an alert when there is a break in routine.

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Will Your Kids Inherit Your Political Beliefs?

When it comes to transmitting political ideologies, warm moms who give their children lots of love and lots of rules serve as the best conduits, according to recent research co-authored by a Texas Tech University political scientist.

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Researchers Measure Debate Reactions in Real Time

As Election Day draws nearer, many people are watching the presidential debates with interest. This fall, a team of media and communication professors and students at Texas Tech University are watching the debates a little differently.

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Researcher Uncovers More Information About Rare Pterosaur

It weighed about 155 pounds and had a 34-foot wingspan, close to the size of an F-16 fighter jet. A five-foot-long skull looked down from a standing height similar to that of a modern giraffe. By all measures, the ancient pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus was a Texas-sized giant of the air and created a frightening shadow as it soared across the sky.

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Texas Tech Researchers Announce CERN Discovery

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced July 4 that they may have found evidence of what many have dubbed the “God” particle.

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Amazing or Annoying: How do Fans Really Feel About the Skycam?

Glenn Cummins, an assistant professor in Electronic Media and Communications is studying the use of the overhead subjective camera, or skycam, perspective in sports broadcasting, particularly football.

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Researchers Still Play Big Role in Storm Shelter Development

Thanks to research conducted at Texas Tech for the past 42 years, the Pierces and many other families around the country have more options. When it comes to protection from tornadoes, Texas Tech remains at the center of debris impact testing and storm shelter development. And never has the sale of various storm shelters been more popular.

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