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The Dangers of Cannibalism

The Dangers of Cannibalism

Biochemistry professor Andy Ellington blogs about cannibalism, prions, mad cow disease, and yet one more way in which civilization may be "hosed."
Grand Opening of New Health IT Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin

Grand Opening of New Health IT Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin

New state of the art teaching facility dedicated to health IT education opens in the Norm Hackerman Building.

Scientists Afflict Computers with Schizophrenia to Better Understand the Human Brain

Computer networks that can't forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains.

College of Natural Sciences Video: 2011

College of Natural Sciences Video: 2011

From Alzheimer's disease to black holes and fusion energy, students and faculty in the College of Natural Sciences are changing the world through innovative research. Watch the college's 2011 highlights video. Produced by Lee Clippard and Mason Jones.

Self-powered, Blood-activated Sensor Detects Pancreatitis Quickly and Cheaply

Self-powered, Blood-activated Sensor Detects Pancreatitis Quickly and Cheaply

Turning Reynold’s Wrap, JELL-O and milk into a way to look for organ failure.

Designer Chemical Weapons, Aerotoxic Syndrome, and the Future of Personalized Medicine

We’re entering the age of personalized medicine, but also, possibly, designer chemical weapons, which would work only on particular genetic populations.

Biology Student Awarded Truman Scholarship To Support Graduate Study in Public Health

Allen was recognized by the selection committee for her research on seasonal and pandemic influenza, which she conducted while interning over two summers at the National Institutes of Health.

From Basic Science to the Fishing Line

Studying the basic science of redfish led to recovery of dwindling populations and better opportunities for Texas anglers.

At Depth, the Hidden Cost of Oil?

Marine scientist Tracy Villareal on the search for deep water oil plumes in the Gulf of Mexico.

Placing Landmarks on the Genome Map

Vishy Iyer and colleagues use the power of the Ranger supercomputer and next-gen sequencers to study role of heredity in gene transcription.