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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.”

University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist Receives Fulbright Award

University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist Receives Fulbright Award

Plant geneticist Z. Jeff Chen has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work at the University of Cambridge beginning January 2011. Plant geneticist Dr. Z. Jeff Chen will spend a semester at the University of Cambridge as a Fulbright scholar. Photo by Marsha Miller. He will also be a visiting fellow commoner at Trinity College…   » Continue Reading

Two Natural Sciences Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Lynne Chantranupong and Sean Simmons, undergraduates in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, are among the 278 students nationally who have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2009-2010 academic year.