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Biomedical Engineering Professor Receives Nearly $1 Million for Cancer Research

Biomedical Engineering Professor Receives Nearly $1 Million for Cancer Research

Dr. John Zhang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has received nearly $1 million from the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Cancer Institute for his research on early detection of cancer.

Laser Surgery Probe Targets Individual Cancer Cells

Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Adela Ben-Yakar at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a laser "microscalpel" that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision of surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other diseases.