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Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) Medical School this week in Science Express.

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.

Two Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin Receive Early Career Awards from White House

Two Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin Receive Early Career Awards from White House

Two scientists from The University of Texas at Austin are among the 2011 recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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 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.

Improving Cotton the Goal of $3.8 Million Grant to University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist

Improving Cotton the Goal of $3.8 Million Grant to University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist

Dr. Z. Jeffrey Chen and his colleagues will use next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to study the genomics of fiber production in cotton, the largest source of natural and renewable fiber in the world, with a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Researchers to Further Cancer Research with $3.3 Million in Grants

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.

Smallpox Expert D.A. Henderson to Speak at 2010 Disease Detective Conference

Event: Dr. D.A. Henderson will describe his and others' efforts to eradicate smallpox through massive international efforts during his keynote lecture at the "Become a Disease Detective: Discover Public Health!" conference, a two-day event for students at The University of Texas at Austin interested in public health. When: 5-6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 7. Where: Texas…   » Continue Reading

Scientists Find More Influences on Inherited Traits

Researchers have looked deeper into the makeup of DNA to get clues about why people might have different colors of hair or eyes, why some are taller or heavier and why some are more susceptible to certain diseases.

Better Drugs to Fight Flu is Goal of $1.5 Million NIH Project at University of Texas at Austin, Rice University

University of Texas at Austin and Rice University scientists have won a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to scrutinize the influenza A virus for clues that could lead to more effective antiviral drugs.