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New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an optical device that may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by offering a fast, comprehensive, noninvasive and lower-cost solution to detect melanoma and other skin cancer lesions.

Cockrell School of Engineering Senior is One of 15 Students Nationwide to Receive Prestigious Hertz Fellowship

Ashvin Bashyam, a biomedical engineering senior in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected to receive the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship, a five-year award valued at $250,000. He is one of only 15 students in the nation selected for the annual fellowship this year and becomes the Cockrell…   » Continue Reading

Chemist, Biomedical Engineer and Computational Biologist Elected Fellows of National Science Organization

Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

National Academy of Engineering honors Nicholas Peppas with Founders Award

The National Academy of Engineering has selected Nicholas Peppas as its 2012 Founders Award recipient in recognition of his pioneering work in the areas of polymer chemistry, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences and advanced drug delivery.

Natural Sciences, Engineering Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Three undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

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.

Biomedical Engineer Elected to Spain’s Prestigious Royal Academy

Biomedical Engineer Elected to Spain’s Prestigious Royal Academy

Nicholas A. Peppas, chair of The University of Texas at Austin’s Biomedical Engineering Department, has been elected a Corresponding Member of the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia (Royal Academy of Pharmacy) of Spain.

Two Engineering Students Among Only 15 in the Nation to Receive $250,000 Hertz Fellowships

Two Engineering Students Among Only 15 in the Nation to Receive $250,000 Hertz Fellowships

Two engineering students at The University of Texas at Austin are among only 15 students in the nation selected this year to receive a five-year, $250,000 Hertz Foundation Fellowship to pursue graduate research at the university of their choice.

New Ability to Regrow Blood Vessels Holds Promise for Treatment of Heart Disease

New Ability to Regrow Blood Vessels Holds Promise for Treatment of Heart Disease

University of Texas at Austin researchers have demonstrated a new and more effective method for regrowing blood vessels in the heart and limbs — a research advancement that could have major implications for how we treat heart disease, the leading cause of death in the Western world.

Professor Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Professor Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

George Georgiou, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin whose technology developments in the engineering, medical, biochemical and cellular fields could help treat tens of thousands of patients with diseases such as cancer and osteoporosis, has been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).