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BIG Opportunities to Sell Lab Equipment at Texas Life Science Marketing Events

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Nov 12, 2014

As the largest state in the continental U.S. and the second most populous state of all 50, it is no wonder that the Lone Star State is known for being BIG. Amongst the big things in Texas are three world-class research institutions: University of Texas Austin, Texas A&M University in College Station, and Texas Medical Center in Houston.

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Breast Cancer Research at U. Texas Finds Treatment for Recurrence

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Researchers and fundraisers alike are passionate about finding innovative, new and more effective treatments for breast cancer in women. Breast cancer forms in the tissue of the breast, and the most common form is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the lining of the milk ducts. In 2014, 232,670 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, while the death rate for 2014 was 40,000 women.

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UT Austin School of Nursing Given $2.4 Million to Establish New Research Center

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Oct 22, 2014

The National Institute of Health recently awarded the University of Texas Austin School of Nursing a $2.4 million grant to establish a new research center that will largely focus on treating individual, family, and community chronic health conditions. As one of two institutions in the U.S. to receive this award, UT Austin will be a national model to future research centers of this type. 

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UT Austin in $17 Million Collaboration Researching Treatments for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The Department of Defense has awarded the University of Texas Austin, along with 11 other U.S. institutions, a 5 year award of $17 million to develop successful treatments for these injuries.

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Cancer Researchers at U.Texas Find Way to Trigger Cancer Cell Death

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Sep 03, 2014

It’s not an uncommon dream for cancer researchers and patients afflicted with cancer to find a way to make cancer cells self-destruct: Remarkably, cancer researchers at the University of Texas, Austin may have found a way to do just that. By ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells, the cells are triggered to go through apoptosis, or a programmed cell death.

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UT Austin Discovered A Therapy to Reduce the Growth Rate of Tumors

Posted by Anita Zhang on Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a combination of therapies to reduce the growth rate of human cancer.

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UT Austin Remains Active in Research in 2014

Posted by Anita Zhang on Tue, Jun 03, 2014

This month the University of Texas at Austin received $2.4 million from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to expand its Freshman Research Initiative Program. Each year the Freshman Research Initiative Program offers about 800 first-year students the opportunity to take part in advanced research projects early in their academic careers.

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Austin Alcoholism Research Breakthrough Identifies Key Brain Protein

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, May 03, 2013

Given the widespread use and abuse of alcohol for recreation, a drug that could interrupt its effects would have enormous value in treating alcoholism. Since addiction is based on stimulating pleasure centers, scientists have been looking for a way to block that interaction between alcohol and the brain. The challenge has been to find a key protein that carries out this transmission and identify its binding site. Now, biologists in the Harris Lab at the University of Texas Austin have made a major research breakthrough validating the importance of certain ligand-gated ion channels in that process and locating a cavity where the binding takes place. Remarkably, they were able to push their research forward thanks to an obscure alpine cyanobacteria recently sequenced in France.

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Will South Texas Get a New Medical School and Research University?

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Jan 09, 2013

The southernmost tip of the great state of Texas is known as the Rio Grande Valley (see map below), and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa is campaigning hard for the establishment of a South Texas School of Medicine, to be part of a new regional University of Texas research campus. UT already has two smaller campuses in the Rio Grande Valley, in Edinburg and Brownsville; mid-way between those two border cities is Harlingen, which is currently home to a Regional Academic Health Center that, under the Cigarroa plan, would become a full-fledged medical school. The new UT university campus would incorporate both the Brownsville and Edinburg college campuses, but with greater resources available to strengthen its research capacity. UT System Board of Regents voted to approve both plans last month. The next step is to convince the state legislature to give its support. 

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Research Mice, Science Equipment Lost and Saved in Northeast Storm

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Nov 02, 2012

Though the general consensus seems to be that the Northeast weathered deadly storm Sandy relatively well thanks to warnings and emergency plans put into action, there were unexpected casualties beyond the loss of over 80 human lives. Massive flooding in the lower New York Metro Area was not on the radar to the extent that it actually transpired, and basements that were thought to be flood-safe turned out not to be. That was the case at New York University's Smilow Research Center, where animal labs underground were inundated and approximately 10,000 research mice and rats drowned and lab equipment was ruined. On the upper floors, precious biological samples and reagents were lost as freezers and refrigerators shut down. Other research institutions in the area fared better.

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