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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Reading ahead: The Dell Pediatric Research Institute

Janet Walkow, , director of the College of Pharmacy Drug Dynamics Institute, will work with the Dell Pediatric Research Institute.

Janet Walkow, , director of the College of Pharmacy Drug Dynamics Institute, will work with the Dell Pediatric Research Institute.

Some University of Texas at Austin researchers are moving into brand new laboratories at the Dell Pediatric Research Center with the expressed aim of turning research into treatments for childhood health problems.

Nancy Neff, who handles public affairs for the College of Pharmacy and the Schools of Social Work and Nursing, talked to several of those researchers about their work in anticipation of
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Shedding light on blackouts

Kim Fromme, psychology professor

Kim Fromme, psychology professor

Blacking out is one of the more immediate and dire consequences of drinking to excess.

Blacked-out drinkers might not remember whom they were with, what they said or what they did, leading to embarrassing, if not dangerous, situations.

Psychology Professor Kim Fromme’s lab is one of the few in the country to research blackouts. She studies drinking among college students.

I interviewed Fromme for an article about alcoholism and addiction research at the university. That article focused on another part of her
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reading ahead: Mexico City kidnappings

Ricardo Ainslie

Ricardo Ainslie

Kay Randall writes about a documentary film that Ricardo Ainslie, an educational psychology professor, made about an epidemic of kidnappings in his hometown, Mexico City in the feature story that will be posted Monday on the university’s main Web page.

Here’s the top of the story:

This isn’t fiction and these aren’t actors. The torture is real.

The film is “¡Ya Basta!” (”Enough!”), and it’s a disturbing, intimate documentary of an epidemic of kidnappings and related crimes that started in
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Reading ahead: Greg Allen’s autism research

Photo by Christina Murrey

Photo by Christina Murrey

Dr. Greg Allen’s research into autism is the upcoming research feature on the homepage of The University of Texas at Austin Web site.

Allen, a neuroscientist in the university’s College of Education, is trying to figure out what underlies the behaviors and symptoms of autism.

His uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the ways in which the cerebellum of a person with autism differs from that of a non-autistic person, and then to examine how that pathology contributes
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