American Academy of Arts and Sciences

medicineengineeringscienceTAMEST Honorary Chair and Two Members Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of 197 new members. Among the group were TAMEST Honorary Chair Kay Bailey Hutchison as well as TAMEST Members George Georgiou, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, and Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., Rice University.

Founded in 1780, the Academy is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. Read more about the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and its new members…

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ìeîìscîNASA Chooses UT Arlington Team to Develop Potential Mars Mission Technology

NASA has selected UT Arlington as one of four U.S. institutions to develop improved methods for oxygen recovery and reuse aboard human spacecraft. The UT Arlington team was recently awarded $513,356 by NASA’s Game Changing Development Program. Read more about how UT Arlington will research ways to increase oxygen recovery rates aboard human spacecraft…


ìmedicineîengineeringAmniotic Stem Cells Demonstrate Healing Potential

Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels.

The lab of bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot combined versatile amniotic stem cells with injectable hydrogels used as scaffolds in regenerative medicine and proved they enhance the development of vessels needed to bring blood to new tissue and carry waste products away. Read more about the results of these experiments using amniotic stem cells…