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Developing New Vaccines for Emerging Diseases is Focus of $6.5 Million Contract

The researchers will capitalize on a pioneering immunoprofiling technology recently developed at the university to develop a system that accelerates the process of development, testing and distribution of vaccines.

Summer Story: Student Explores Curing Disease and Discovers Poland

Summer Story: Student Explores Curing Disease and Discovers Poland

Stephanie Tutak, a junior biology major, spent her summer helping researchers study the crippling disease tuberous sclerosis in Warsaw, Poland. What she found there was not only science research experience, but deep links to her past.

The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit

The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit

A new toolkit, developed by University of Texas researchers, simulates the spread of pandemic flu through the state, enabling public health officials to make decisions in real time. 

50-Year Cholera Mystery Solved by Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin

50-Year Cholera Mystery Solved by Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin

The answers may help clear the way for a new class of antibiotics.
The Science of Soul Stealing

The Science of Soul Stealing

There's a scientific truth lurking behind vampire stories. We can be taken over, mind and body, by viruses.

The oPAD

The oPAD

In this video we take an NPR-style look at the origami Paper Analytical Device.

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV.

Man’s Best Frenemy

Man’s Best Frenemy

Forget the bird flu. There may be an even more harmful virus hiding right inside man's best friend.

DNA-Targeting Molecule Has Potential to Help Treat Genetic Diseases and HIV

DNA-Targeting Molecule Has Potential to Help Treat Genetic Diseases and HIV

The molecule is an important step along the path to someday creating drugs that can go after rogue DNA directly.

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.