News: Chemistry

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin

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Cancer Prevention, Screening and Research Programs Expanding With CPRIT Support

Yi Lu and Lauren Ehrlich of the College of Natural Sciences are among the cancer researchers with exciting projects on the horizon.

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Chemistry Professor Receives Sloan Research Fellowship and Mark Young Scholar Award

UT Austin’s Zachariah Page was selected as a Sloan Research Fellow and won a top ACS young scholar award for 2024.

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Remembering Electrochemistry Pioneer and Texas Science Legend Allen Bard

The 'Father of Modern Electrochemistry' won the National Medal of Science, King Faisal International Prize, Wolf Prize and the Priestly Medal.

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Researchers Uncover Potential Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain

A new approach to treating neuropathic pain is making a key step forward thanks to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Chemists’ New Process Offers Safer 3D Printing Option, Requiring Less Energy and Cost

The University of Texas at Austin researchers have developed a chemical process that could revolutionize light-driven 3D printing.

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Promising Drug Candidate Reduces Inflammation, Chronic Pain in Mice

Ken Hsu and collaborators are working towards a non-addictive painkiller using a novel way to shut off inflammation.

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New Sensors Could Detect Cancer and Other Diseases Earlier and More Precisely

Devleena Samanta led a team to develop a new kind of sensor that can be used to find unique fingerprints of cancers, infections and neurodegenerative...

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Chemist’s Innovation Spurs Drugs that Hang on Through Thick and Thin

The newly launched Hyku Biosciences provides a platform for covalent drug development which may be a better approach for treating diseases like cancer.

Using SuTex, short for sulfur-triazole exchange chemistry, Ken Hsu has created an approach to target sites on proteins that have extra electrons to share. This covalent bond is very stable compared with bonds formed by traditional drugs. Credit: Zhihong Li


Five Lessons from UT Austin Science about Planning for Living with Heat

In our endless summer, research on heat impacts offers insights on how best to adapt.

CNS Scientists have been applying their research in ways that will help communities respond to heat.

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New Materials That Could Transform Our Lives Are in the Works at UT Austin

The Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials received new funding for materials research from the National Science Foundation.

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