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Creating a Social Network for Genes

Creating a Social Network for Genes

Computer scientist Inderjit Dhillon and biochemist Edward Marcotte are combining forces to create the first "social network" for genes, with a focus on finding genes associated with human diseases.  

Chemical Reaction Could Streamline Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals and Other Compounds

Chemical Reaction Could Streamline Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals and Other Compounds

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs.

Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.

Understanding Why Chronic Wounds Don't Heal

Understanding Why Chronic Wounds Don't Heal

The problem with chronic wounds, and the solution, may lie in the war between two bacteria, says Marvin Whitely.

Researchers Identify One of Alcohol’s Key Gateways to the Brain

Researchers Identify One of Alcohol’s Key Gateways to the Brain

Discovery is a significant step on the road to eventually developing drugs that could disrupt the interaction between alcohol and the brain.
2013 Undergraduate Research Forum Winners

2013 Undergraduate Research Forum Winners

The best and most innovative posters and presentations are recognized with awards judged and sponsored by the university, faculty, alumni and industry.

Neuroscientist Takes the Quantified Self, and Own Brain, to the Next Level

Neuroscientist Takes the Quantified Self, and Own Brain, to the Next Level

Russell Poldrack is scanning his brain activity, charting his gene expression, and tracking his mood to an extent never before done.
Scientists Cage Dead Zebras in Africa to Understand the Spread of Anthrax

Scientists Cage Dead Zebras in Africa to Understand the Spread of Anthrax

Scavengers may not play as key a role in spreading anthrax disease through wildlife populations as previously assumed.
LaMontagne Chair in Infectious Diseases and Global Health Endowment Reaches $1 Million Goal

LaMontagne Chair in Infectious Diseases and Global Health Endowment Reaches $1 Million Goal

The chair will support a talented faculty member performing globally relevant, cutting-edge research in infectious disease.

Lecture: The Future of Diagnosis Lies Within

Lecture: The Future of Diagnosis Lies Within

Andy Ellington peers into the future of low-cost, personalized diagnostics.