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Developing New Vaccines for Emerging Diseases is Focus of $6.5 Million Contract

Accelerating the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats is the goal of University of Texas at Austin researchers who recently received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Ancient Enzymes Function like Nanopistons to Unwind RNA

The research found that DEAD-box proteins, which are ancient enzymes found in all forms of life, function as recycling “nanopistons.”

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.

Discovery of Why Influenza B Virus Exclusively Infects Humans Opens Door for Drugs to Fight Seasonal Epidemics Caused by Virus

Discovery of Why Influenza B Virus Exclusively Infects Humans Opens Door for Drugs to Fight Seasonal Epidemics Caused by Virus

The three-dimensional structure of a site on an influenza B virus protein that suppresses human defenses to infection has been determined by researchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin.

University of Texas at Austin Professors Elected Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

University of Texas at Austin Professors Elected Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

University of Texas at Austin faculty members Richard Aldrich and William Roger Louis have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

College of Natural Sciences Dean Mary Ann Rankin to Lead National Math and Science Initiative

College of Natural Sciences Dean Mary Ann Rankin to Lead National Math and Science Initiative

After more than 16 years as dean of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Mary Ann Rankin will lead the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), continuing her efforts to improve science and mathematics education in the United States.

University of Texas at Austin Researchers Awarded $4.7 Million for Cancer Research

Faculty from The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded $4.7 million from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for research to further understand cancer biology and develop new cancer treatments.

Science and Business Students Win Top Prize at Biotechnology Case Competition

Science and Business Students Win Top Prize at Biotechnology Case Competition

A team of graduate students from the McCombs School of Business and the College of Natural Sciences won top prize last month at the Wake Forest University Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition.

Scientists Find New Genes for Cancer, Other Diseases in Plants, Yeast and Worms

From deep within the genomes of organisms as diverse as plants, worms and yeast, scientists have uncovered new genes responsible for causing human diseases such as cancer and deafness.

Computer Scientist Named to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

William H. Press, the Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor in Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).