Faculty Awarded NIH Grants to Study Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative and Vascular Diseases
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at The University of Texas at Austin two highly competitive research grants to create novel therapeutics for treating heart disease as well as to develop technology that significantly reduces the time and costs required to test drugs for neurodegenerative disease.
Four faculty members joining The University of Texas at Austin, including three in the College of Natural Sciences and one in the Cockrell School of Engineering, were each awarded $2 million recruitment grants from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Dr. John Zhang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has received nearly $1 million from the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Cancer Institute for his research on early detection of cancer.
Katie Maass, a senior chemical engineering student in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a five-year $250,000 Hertz Foundation Fellowship to pursue graduate research that will fight cancer and improve drug delivery.
Two students have been selected to represent The University of Texas at Austin during an event at the Texas Capitol today that showcases ground-breaking undergraduate research and its impact on Texans.
Dr. Christine Schmidt and her research team engineer ways to speed nerve regeneration and recovery after injury
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As an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Connecticut, Sheldon Bish participated in the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin. So when it came time to make the decision about where to attend graduate school, Bish was confident with his choice. Sheldon Bish and James Tunnell… » Continue Reading
The nation's leading experts in biomedical engineering will meet in Austin Oct. 6-9 to network with top faculty and students from around the world, collaborate on new research and discuss the future of biomedical engineering, one of the fastest growing fields in the nation.
Today's medical technology can recognize tumors smaller than a fingernail, decode your DNA to predict future illness and even read a person's mind by identifying electronic patterns in the brain. "Medical advances seem like wizardry," said Harold Varmus, former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "But pull back the curtain, and sitting at… » Continue Reading
Three engineering research projects at The University of Texas at Austin-a protein therapy for liver cancer, an antibody therapy for cancer treatment and an immunity booster to respond to cancer-received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.