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[Video] Chemical engineer Jennifer Maynard is on the cusp of a new treatment for whooping cough, a devastating illness that kills 195,000 children each year. Learn more.
From nanomotors to customized prosthetics, check out inventions developed by Cockrell School engineers to provide better health care options in the future.
Michael Sacks is developing mitral valve models that will enable heart surgeons to test solutions before they enter the operating room.
Meet faculty members who are hard at work to make sure life-saving drugs get from the lab to the patients who need them most.
It’s too expensive and makes too many mistakes. Expert faculty members offer their solutions for an ailing system. Learn more.
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
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.
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.
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.