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Dell Med Kickoff Invites Community Input

Dell Med Kickoff Invites Community Input

Construction kicked off for the Dell Med School at a ceremony Monday. Leaders, including Dean Clay Johnston, invited people to share their hopes for DMS. #IHopeDellMed

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How Do You Reinvent Health Care?

How Do You Reinvent Health Care?

Start by re-imagining medical education, says Dell Med School Dean Clay Johnston. “We have an opportunity to redesign what health care can be.” Read more.

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Moving for a Better Mind

Moving for a Better Mind

Darla Castelli is proving the link between fitness and brain function. Now she hopes to change attitudes about the importance of physical education. Watch a video.

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Old Drug Holds New Promise

Old Drug Holds New Promise

Exciting new findings in UT’s neurobiology labs suggest that rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunosuppressant used to control organ rejection in transplant patients, may be an effective therapy for Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and even autism. Now a UT team led by Professor Kim Raab-Graham of the College of Natural Sciences’ Center for Learning and Memory is searching for …

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Origami meets public health with the oPAD

Origami meets public health with the oPAD

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop. Such low-cost, “point-of-care” sensors could be incredibly useful in the developing world, where the …

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Going organic?

Going organic?

Lydia Steinman in the Department of Nutritional Sciences talks about the meditative joy of gardening and busts some myths about organic versus conventional gardening.

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Advancing cancer research in Texas and beyond

Advancing cancer research in Texas and beyond

In this video, Professor Tanya Paull explains how next-generation medicine may be able to combat cancer using genetically personalized treatments.

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Meet a Game Changer: Lauren Ancel Meyers

Meet a Game Changer: Lauren Ancel Meyers

In this video, the mathematical epidemiologist reveals why she’s so passionate about studying the spread and control of infectious diseases.

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Worms may hold the key to fighting Parkinson’s disease

Worms may hold the key to fighting Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Restoring justice

Restoring justice

Dr. Marilyn Armour, graduate students and community members share how mediation programs help victims heal and offenders account for crimes.

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Challenging a woman’s role in medicine

Challenging a woman’s role in medicine

Alumna Sue Ellen Young Knolle was determined to pursue medical school after graduating from UT in the ’60s, despite it not being a traditional path for women at the time.

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Researchers explore the science of muscles

Researchers explore the science of muscles

Ron Elber from the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences explains how he and his colleagues use the powerful computing resources of the Texas Advanced Computing Center to build time-accurate 3-D models that illustrate how muscles convert chemical energy into mechanical push and pull.

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Dell Pediatric Research Institute opens at Mueller

Dell Pediatric Research Institute opens at Mueller

Researchers and doctors team up to fight childhood diseases at The University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Pediatric Research Institute.

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Undergraduates study H1N1 at U.S.-Mexico border

Undergraduates study H1N1 at U.S.-Mexico border

Microbiology undergraduates Sami Miller and Kelly Broussard traveled to Brownsville to research tuberculosis alongside the world’s foremost disease detectives, Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch. Upon arrival, Miller and Broussard’s research shifted focus to confront the global emergence of the H1N1 strain of influenza.

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