The University of Texas at Austin formally launches its Health Information Exchange (HIE) laboratory this week. This laboratory simulates the national, state and local networks that are being developed to electronically exchange medical data. The laboratory is part of the university’s pioneering Health IT program offering a certificate program designed to “fast track” university graduates into the rapidly evolving field of health IT.
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.
Students at The University of Texas at Austin will have the chance April 24 to test-drive the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Mutations in a gene known as "Fritz" may be responsible for causing human genetic disorders such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome, University of Texas at Austin developmental biologist John Wallingford and Duke University human geneticist and cell biologist Nicholas Katsanis have found.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to train a new generation of cancer researchers and study processes related to cancer cell growth and death.
The University of Texas School of Law will host the 33rd annual Health Law Professors Conference on June 3-5. About 150 professionals who teach health law, bioethics, or similar subjects will attend the registration-only conference in Austin.
Event: Grand opening of The University of Texas at Austin's Dell Pediatric Research Institute. When: 2 p.m., Friday, April 23.
In the 1920s, J.T. Patterson, the chairman of the Department of Zoology at The University of Texas at Austin, wanted to push his school into the top ranks of genetic research. So he did what Texans do, he recruited a top player for his team. The recruit was Hermann J. Muller, a born-and-raised New Yorker… » Continue Reading