Engineering Hope

Engineering Hope
12:07 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Smartphone App Opens New World Of Hearing

Cochlear implant patiet John Ayers and UTD Research Assistant Hussnain Ali test smartphone technology.

Dallas, TX – Imagine walking into a room with so many loud voices you can't understand any of them. Then you activate your smartphone app and you clearly understand the conversation you want to hear. That technology is already being tested in clinical trials at the University of Texas at Dallas. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports on how it's helping cochlear implant patients hear the world around them.

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Engineering Hope
2:34 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Using Nanotechnology To Beat Cancer Side Effects

Texas Christian University Chemistry Professor Eric Simanek

Dallas, TX – A diagnosis of cancer can be terrifying. For some, so are the fears from treatment side-effects. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports on nanotechnology research at TCU aimed at new drug delivery methods that eliminate side effects.

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Engineering Hope
3:03 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Curing Hepatitis C

Dr. William Lee, Liver Disease Specialist, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX – The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than three million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis C. In Dallas, University Of Texas Southwestern's Dr. William Lee first started seeing patients more than twenty years ago, when the cure rate was just five percent. Now his patients are seeing a cure rate of close to 70 percent thanks to two new drugs that received FDA approval this summer. KERA's Sujata Dand has more on this groundbreaking research.

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Engineering Hope
12:37 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Research To Aid Injured Troops

Dallas, TX – This week, KERA 90.1 is airing a series of reports: 'Engineering Hope: Groundbreaking Research That Could Change Our Lives'. In today's report KERA's BJ Austin visits a lab where researchers from North Texas universities are developing the next generation of prosthetic limbs for injured soldiers. It's cutting-edge research that could allow amputees to move more naturally and sense feeling with their artificial limbs.

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