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Wine Swindle Benefits a Chemistry Professor and his Undergraduate Corps of Wine Detectives

Wine Swindle Benefits a Chemistry Professor and his Undergraduate Corps of Wine Detectives

A crime in France and a class action suit in the U.S. leads to Professor Eric Anslyn receiving funding to support student research on the chemistry of wine.

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.

UT Researchers Unlock Mystery of DEAD-box Enzymes

One enzyme at a time.
Ancient Enzymes Function like Nanopistons to Unwind RNA

Ancient Enzymes Function like Nanopistons to Unwind RNA

Discovery marks a major step toward understanding the molecular mechanics for many steps in RNA biology.

Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans.

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.

Biologist Receives $1.5 Million to Study Potential Biofuel Crops

Biologist Receives $1.5 Million to Study Potential Biofuel Crops

Tom Juenger has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study native prairie grasses as potential sources of biofuel.

Waggoner Center Wins Grant to Develop Drug to Treat Addiction

Researchers have received a $3.3 million to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems.

Op-ed: Our Contaminated World

Op-ed: Our Contaminated World

Biologists David Crews and Andrea Gore argue that it's time for us to face the fact that our world is contaminated by chemicals, and we're contaminated as well.

Seed Size Is Controlled by Maternally Produced Small RNAs, Scientists Find

Seed Size Is Controlled by Maternally Produced Small RNAs, Scientists Find

New findings could enable scientists to develop biotechnological tools for improving seed production and crop yield.