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Game Changer: Lauren Ancel Meyers

Game Changer: Lauren Ancel Meyers

Mathematical biologist Lauren Ancel Meyers takes on global pandemics as part of the Longhorn Network's Game Changers series.

Six College of Natural Sciences Faculty Bring In $6.4 Million for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Six College of Natural Sciences Faculty Bring In $6.4 Million for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Rising young researcher and new recruit one of esteemed group of faculty receiving a new round of grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.

Parkinsonian Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinsonian Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson’s disease.
Georgiou Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Georgiou Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

George Georgiou has been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.
Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China.
Chagas Disease May Be a Threat in South Texas, Says Researcher

Chagas Disease May Be a Threat in South Texas, Says Researcher

Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Biologist Sara Sawyer Receives Early Career Award from White House

Biologist Sara Sawyer Receives Early Career Award from White House

Sawyer, assistant professor of molecular genetics and microbiology, is being recognized for her research on the evolution of DNA repair genes, providing insight on both the formation of cancers and susceptibility to viral infection.
Faculty Awarded NIH Grants to Study Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative and Vascular Diseases

Faculty Awarded NIH Grants to Study Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative and Vascular Diseases

Neurobiologist Jon Pierce-Shimomura will research nervous system degeneration, which occurs through natural aging and diseases like Alzheimer's.
Tagged by Fukushima

Tagged by Fukushima

Before beginning my usual irreverence, let me just say that one of the great stories of modern bravery was that of the workers who stayed on at Fukushima nuclear power plant, isolated, surrounded by death, and did their jobs.

Discovery Of Why Influenza B Virus Exclusively Infects  Humans Opens Door For Drugs To Fight Seasonal Epidemics Caused By Virus

Discovery Of Why Influenza B Virus Exclusively Infects Humans Opens Door For Drugs To Fight Seasonal Epidemics Caused By Virus

The three-dimensional structure of a site on an influenza B virus protein that suppresses human defenses to infection has been determined by researchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin.