Researchers at New York University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells. Their findings, which appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show how these molecules may serve as signals for cancer and explain what’s going on inside these cells, pointing to new ways in which sugars function as a looking glass into the workings of their underlying structures.
Mike Ronalter and Adam Kennedy discuss the balance between art and craft in their experience as scientific glassblowers in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. The glassblowing shop is critical for chemistry researchers, with their daily needs for various shapes and styles of glass for their projects.
Postdoc Bret Pasch and his colleagues have discovered that two species of singing mice use their voices to claim territory.
The national park in Ecuador where neuroscientist Max Snodderly performs his research on monkeys is now being opened up for oil exploration.
Researchers at our Marine Science Institute are using the scales of tarpon fish to learn about their mysterious movement and habitats.