Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech, Tech, or TTU, is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Established on February 10, 1923, and originally known as Texas Technological College, it is the leading institution of the four-institution Texas Tech University System. The university's student enrollment is the sixth-largest in the state of Texas, as of the Fall 2014 semester. The university shares its campus with Texas Tech University Health science Center, making it the only campus in Texas to house an undergraduate university, law school, and medical school at the same location.The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech University has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including over 40,000 graduate and professional degrees. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Texas Tech as having "high research activity". Research projects in the areas of epidemiology, pulsed power, grid computing, nanophotonics, atmospheric science, and wind energy are among the most prominent at the university. The Spanish Renaissance-themed campus, described by author James Michener as "the most beautiful west of the Mississippi until you get to Stanford", has been awarded the Grand Award for excellence in grounds-keeping, and has been noted for possessing a public art collection among the ten best in the United States.The Texas Tech Red Raiders are charter members of the Big 12 Conference and compete in Division I for all varsity sports. The Red Raiders football team has made 36 bowl appearances, which is 17th most of any university. The Red Raiders basketball team has made 14 appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Bob Knight, the second-winningest coach in men's NCAA Division I basketball history, served as the team's head coach from 2001 to 2008. The Lady Raiders basketball team won the 1993 NCAA Division I Tournament. In 1999, Texas Tech's Goin' Band from Raiderland received the Sudler Trophy, which is awarded to "recognize collegiate marching bands of particular excellence".Though the majority of the university's students originate in the southwestern United States, the school has served students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. Texas Tech University alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment. Wikipedia.
Texas Tech University | Date: 2016-12-06
The present invention includes compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer with a recombinant tumor-associated antigen loaded antigen presenting cell that generates a cytotoxic T lymphocyte specific immune response to at least one of SP17, AKAP-4, or PTTG1 expressed by one or more lung cancer cells.
Texas Tech University and U.S. Department of Agriculture | Date: 2016-09-09
The present invention includes a method of introducing a pathogenic infection into one or more peripheral lymph nodes of an animal for testing of meat, comprising: inoculating at one or more peripheral lymph node drainage areas the animal with a known amount of a known pathogen; harvesting one or more peripheral lymph nodes from the animal; grinding meat or meat trimmings and the one or more peripheral lymph nodes into ground meat; and determining a ratio of a number of peripheral lymph nodes infected to the weight of the meat or meat trimmings used to create the ground meat, wherein the infected ground meat can be used to test interventions against the known pathogen in a grinding process.
Texas Tech University | Date: 2016-09-13
A modeling framework performs an economic analysis of a battery storage system to determine the economic feasibility with different business opportunities. The installed battery system can be utilized to optimize the energy flow between the wind farm and the utility. Several factors can be considered when performing the analysis, the most important being, how to determine the best optimal time to charge and discharge the battery to maximize economic benefit.
Texas Tech University | Date: 2015-06-23
The present invention provides methods and compositions for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders comprising: a therapeutically effective amount of thioredoxin-1 or a thioredoxin-1 derivative in a pharmaceutical carrier to ameliorate one or more symptom of a cardiovascular disorder.
Texas Tech University | Date: 2016-11-18
The present invention includes composition and methods for a core matrix comprising a dissolved cellulose fiber of, e.g., high molecular weight (DP>5000) or microcrystalline cellulose of low molecular weight (DP: 150-300), printed into a two or three dimensional pattern; a conductive material comprising a carbon nanotube or graphene oxide disposed on or about the cellulose fiber or microcrystalline cellulose; and an enhancer or stabilizer that stabilizes the dissolved cellulose or microcrystalline cellulose disrupted during a printing process, wherein the conductive material and the cellulose or microcrystalline cellulose forms one or more features in or on the cellulose fiber or microcrystalline cellulose.
Saudi Aramco and Texas Tech University | Date: 2017-05-24
A multilateral well placement methodology is provided for hydrocarbon reservoirs utilizing transshipment network optimization to best fit productivity conditions in the reservoir. Multilateral well trajectories are generated which ensure contact with hydrocarbon rich pockets in the reservoir. Different levels of branching for lateral wells are also permitted.
Texas Tech University | Date: 2016-12-07
Methods for optimization of liquid oil production by huff-n-puff in shale reservoirs to achieve an improved (and optimal) oil recovery factor. The process determines and utilizes the optimum huff and puff times, number of cycles and soaking time under practical operation and reservoir conditions. The huff time in the process is a period so long that the pressure near the wellbore reaches the set maximum injection pressure during the huff period. The puff time in the process is the time required for the pressure near the wellbore to reach the set minimum production pressure during the puff period. Soaking is typically not necessary during the huff-n-puff gas injection in shale oil reservoirs. The number of huff-n-puff cycles is determinable by the time in which the economic rate cut-off is reached.
Texas Tech University | Date: 2015-07-14
A method and system for an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy a tube formed with a hole, a cuff connected to the tube and formed around the hole, and a skirt connected to the tube above the cuff and draped over the cuff. A coating of a hydrophobic, lipophobic, and oleophobic substance can be disposed on the interior and exterior surface of the tube, the cuff, and the skirt. A stylet and siring may be used to secure the skirt during in-sertion in a detachable fashion. The string is retractable on withdrawal of the stylet.
Texas Tech University | Date: 2015-07-20
A method, system, and apparatus for treating a patient with HIV. A vector can be modified from a thymidine kinase gene. The modified vector is expressed in the presence of tat RNA. The modified vector is then package and delivered to HIV-infected cells. The replication of HIV is inhibited by eliminating infected cells in the presence of Ganciclovir. Modified cells are then selected utilizing transient tat RNA transfection and GFP expression. Vector-modified stem cells are then selected for transplantation back into the patient, thereby producing a normal immune system in the patient when the modified vector remains dormant in the absence of HIV tat.
Nes W.D.,Texas Tech University
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2011
Cholesterol and its relatives possessing the 1,2- cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene ring system form the sterolome, which comprises a chemical library of more than 1000 natural products found in all forms of eukaryotes and some prokaryotes that serve a myriad of biological functions. Central to the advances of the past two decades is the development of molecular genetic approaches that have witnessed the cloning, primary amino acid sequences, and functional characterization of a large number of enzymes that act on sterol and revealed unexpected inborn errors of cholesterol metabolism. The relevant committed step that distinguishes sterol from isoprenoid-triterpenoid biosynthesis occurs at the cyclization of oxidosqualene. There is still much to learn about sterol biosynthesis and the enzymes involved in the pathway.