By caging bacteria in 3D printed microscopic houses, scientists are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections.
Event: The Course Transformation Program, Academic Showcase When: Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Where: Avaya Auditorium (ACES 2.302) Background: University of Texas at Austin faculty members will showcase how they have transformed large gateway courses at the Course Transformation Program’s (CTP) Academic Showcase on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2:30 to 5… » Continue Reading
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos.
The new technology, developed by University of Texas at Austin chemists and engineers, is being given a real-world test run in collaboration with one of the world’s leading innovators in disk drives.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $6.2 million grant over a five-year period to develop computer software to design and discover materials for low-cost energy applications. Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight.
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.
Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents, Report Chemists
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.
University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Developing a simple, paper-based test for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is the goal of a University of Texas at Austin chemist, whose project just received a $1.6 million point-of-care diagnostics grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be significantly increased, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin.
New Round of Cancer Research Grants Attracts Rising Young Researcher to The University of Texas at Austin Faculty
With a $2 million startup grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), biologist Jason Upton will join the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in January to continue his efforts to improve existing cancer therapies and develop new ones.