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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 …
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 …
Lydia Steinman in the Department of Nutritional Sciences talks about the meditative joy of gardening and busts some myths about organic versus conventional gardening.
In this video, Professor Tanya Paull explains how next-generation medicine may be able to combat cancer using genetically personalized treatments.
In this video, the mathematical epidemiologist reveals why she’s so passionate about studying the spread and control of infectious diseases.
Researchers have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson’s disease.
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.
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.
Researchers and doctors team up to fight childhood diseases at The University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Pediatric Research Institute.
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.
Issa Nyaphaga, an expatriate of Cameroon who was jailed and tortured for his political cartoons, presents an art installation in the Fine Arts Library. Nyaphaga joins with Moyo Okediji, Nadine Mozon and Sheena Scharff to address the role of art as healing, especially with regard to HIV/AIDS and other epidemics.