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Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time.

Biologist Aims to Hunt Down and Destroy Viruses Where They Hide

Biologist Aims to Hunt Down and Destroy Viruses Where They Hide

Chris Sullivan is working to outwit the evolutionary strategies of viruses, like herpes and HIV, that form persistent lifelong infections.

Three Faculty Members Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Faculty chosen for their scientifically distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

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.