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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or…   » Continue Reading

UT Austin Launches Construction of New Dell Medical School

UT Austin Launches Construction of New Dell Medical School

The University of Texas at Austin has launched construction of the new Dell Medical School in the southeastern portion of campus.

Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.

Red Wine Component Can Undo Some of the Harm Done by Poor Diet, Researchers Find

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that resveratrol — which is abundantly available in red wine and also found in grapes, peanuts and berries — can ease some of the negative effects on the immune system caused by a diet high in fat.

Research Helps Explain Patient Knowledge of Vaccines, Providing Insight for Health Care Providers and Educational Campaigns

Health care providers face a communication challenge when seeing patients who have formed negative or ambivalent opinions on vaccinations through Twitter.

Engineering Professors Honored as Two of the World’s Top Young Innovators

Zheng Wang and Nanshu Lu, assistant professors at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, have each been named to MIT Technology Review’s list of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35) for their health-related discoveries.

Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans.

Older Adults Make Smarter Decisions That Lead to Long-Term Gains, Study Shows

Many people believe getting older means losing a mental edge, leading to poor decision-making, but a new study from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University suggests older adults are far better at making choices that lead to long-term gain.

Two Renowned Cardiovascular Experts Join University’s Computational Institute

Two internationally recognized experts in the use of computer modeling and simulation to address heart disease and other complex health problems are joining The University of Texas at Austin’s faculty to help advance the university as a national leader in biomedicine.

Conference to Bring World’s Leading Experts on Indoor Air Quality to Austin

The world’s leading experts on indoor air quality will address topics such as how a contaminant found in dust can affect an unborn child in the womb and how the proximity of a person’s car to his or her home can affect cancer risks at the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate’s triennial…   » Continue Reading