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3-D Printed Microscopic Cages Confine Bacteria in Tiny Zoos for the Study of Infections

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.

Faculty to Showcase How to Transform Large Gateway Courses

  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

Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

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.

Computer Memory Could Increase Fivefold From UT Research

Computer Memory Could Increase Fivefold From UT Research

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 to Develop Software to Improve Discovery of Low-Cost, Sustainable Energy Materials

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.

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.

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents, Report Chemists

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

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.

Discovery of a ‘Dark State’ Could Mean a Brighter Future for Solar Energy

Discovery of a ‘Dark State’ Could Mean a Brighter Future for Solar Energy

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.