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$3.3 Million in New Grants to Help Diagnose and Treat Cancer

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.

Biomedical Engineers Get $11.6 Million from National Cancer Institute to Offer Non-traditional Cancer Research Approaches

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering is among a consortium of leading research entities from across the United States selected to receive up to $11.6 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish a center to conduct innovative cancer research.

University of Texas at Austin Licenses Technology for Skin Cancer Detection

The University of Texas at Austin has licensed technology for a probe that would quickly scan skin to detect skin cancer to DermDx Inc., a company based in Fresno, Calif.

Pioneering Engineer Elected into Prestigious Institute of Medicine

Pioneering Engineer Elected into Prestigious Institute of Medicine

Nicholas A. Peppas was elected today to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, becoming the first faculty member from The University of Texas at Austin to receive this honor—the highest recognition a scientist or engineer in the medical sciences can receive in the United States.

RNA Molecules, Delivery System Improve Vaccine Responses, Effectiveness

RNA Molecules, Delivery System Improve Vaccine Responses, Effectiveness

A novel delivery system that could lead to more efficient and more disease-specific vaccines against infectious diseases has been developed by biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

University of Texas at Austin Licenses Technology for Nanoparticle Detection to Houston Company

Technology that can determine the concentration of nanomaterials in living tissue has been licensed by The University of Texas at Austin to Houston-based nanoTox Inc.

New Probe to Detect Skin Cancer Receives More Funding for Clinical Trials

Assistant Professor James Tunnell has been awarded a Phase II Early Career Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to continue the development and testing of a device that uses light to detect skin cancer without the need for an invasive biopsy procedure.

Engineer Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Nanoparticle Cancer Research

A biomedical engineering assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute grant to conduct nanoparticle cancer research.

Idle Computers Offer Hope to Solve Cancer’s Mysteries Through Grid Computing Project

A biomedical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin is using a concept called "grid computing" to allow the average person to donate idle computer time in a global effort to fight cancer.

Insulin Pill Possibilities Starting to Gel; Engineer Reports Significant Progress

Insulin pills to replace the injections necessary for those suffering from diabetes appear closer to reality through new research by chemical and biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.