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UT Hosts Conference on Neural Tube Defects

This week Austin hosts the 7th International Conference on Neural Tube Defects.

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.
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.

Office Hours: Tanya Paull

We sat down with Tanya Paull to learn more about her research and its relation to tumor development.

In the Race of Life, Better an Adaptable Tortoise than a Fit Hare

When it comes to survival of the fittest, it’s sometimes better to be an adaptable tortoise than a fitness-oriented hare, researchers say.

Plants ‘Remember’ Winter To Bloom In Spring With Help of Special Molecule

Many flowering plants bloom in bursts of color in spring after long periods of cold in the winter, and biologists have discovered how the plants know they've experienced the cold.

Improving Cotton the Goal of $3.8 Million Grant to Plant Geneticist

Jeff Chen will use next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to study the genomics of fiber production in cotton with a $3.8 million grant from the NSF.

Scientists Find New Genes for Cancer, Other Diseases in Plants, Yeast and Worms

Scientists Find New Genes for Cancer, Other Diseases in Plants, Yeast and Worms

From deep within the genomes of organisms as diverse as plants, worms and yeast, scientists have uncovered new genes responsible for causing human diseases such as cancer and deafness.

Scientists Find More Influences on Inherited Traits

Researchers have looked deeper into the makeup of DNA to get clues about why people might have different colors of hair or eyes, why some are taller or heavier and why some are more susceptible to certain diseases.