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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.

University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Simple, paper-based test for drug-resistant TB is the goal of chemist Andy Ellington, whose project received a $1.6 million grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health.

Discovery of a ‘Dark State’ Could Mean a Brighter Future for Solar Energy

Discovery of a ‘Dark State’ Could Mean a Brighter Future for Solar Energy

The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be increased from 31 to 44 percent, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu.

Six College of Natural Sciences Faculty Bring In $6.4 Million for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Six College of Natural Sciences Faculty Bring In $6.4 Million for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Rising young researcher and new recruit one of esteemed group of faculty receiving a new round of grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.

'Hook 'Em Hybridizers' Make Molecules Count

'Hook 'Em Hybridizers' Make Molecules Count

Team of undergraduates win Gold Award in BIOMOD molecular design competition with their system for counting molecules engineered with DNA.
Parkinsonian Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinsonian Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson’s disease.

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.