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Medical School Moves Closer to Reality at University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin welcomes today's vote by the Board of Regents to invest in building a new medical school that will be part of our flagship university.

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

New Susceptibility Gene for Skin Cancer Discovered By University of Texas at Austin Researchers

Researchers, including those from The University of Texas at Austin, have identified a gene that plays a role in susceptibility to nonmelanoma skin cancer — a discovery that could lead to novel strategies for prevention of that form of cancer.

Dell Pediatric Research Institute Opens at Mueller, Brings New Focus To Children’s Health Research at The University of Texas at Austin

Dell Pediatric Research Institute Opens at Mueller, Brings New Focus To Children’s Health Research at The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin's Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI), a new medical research facility that promises to advance understanding of childhood diseases and disorders, opened today (April 23) on the former site of the Robert Mueller Airport.

Dell Pediatric Research Institute Opens at Mueller

Event: Grand opening of The University of Texas at Austin's Dell Pediatric Research Institute. When: 2 p.m., Friday, April 23.

From research lab to bedside, scientists and doctors collaborate to conquer childhood diseases

From research lab to bedside, scientists and doctors collaborate to conquer childhood diseases

During the last century, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin played a large role in eliminating the nutritional deficiency diseases that were devastating to children's development with discoveries of vitamins like B5 and B6 and folic acid. Today, a multi-disciplinary group of university researchers from the College of Pharmacy and College of Natural…   » Continue Reading

Scientist and surgeon work with Dell Pediatric Research Institute to reduce spinal defects

Scientist and surgeon work with Dell Pediatric Research Institute to reduce spinal defects

Teaming Up Against Birth Defects: John Wallingford and Tim George work at different ends of the biomedical-health-care spectrum. Wallingford is a scientist doing basic research at The University of Texas at Austin. Using frogs and mice as models, he studies how embryos develop and what can go wrong in development. George is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Dell Children's Medical Center. Among his patients are children with birth defects.

Oncology Researcher Joins University of Texas at Austin Faculty to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

Dr. John DiGiovanni, an internationally known cancer researcher who studies the link between obesity and cancer, has joined the pharmacy and nutritional sciences faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. DiGiovanni will hold the Coulter R. Sublett Chair in the College of Pharmacy. He has a joint appointment in the College of Pharmacy's Division…   » Continue Reading

Officials to Announce Gift for Dell Pediatric Research Institute

The University of Texas at Austin will make an announcement on Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. regarding a leading corporate gift for the Dell Pediatric Research Institute.