Topic: Chemistry

Chemist Awarded $1.1 Million NIH Grant to Model "Long-Time" Molecular Movements

Aug. 13, 2013

A University of Texas at Austin chemist has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand research modeling "long-time" biological processes down to the last atom.

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Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

June 27, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40911" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A prototype "water chip" developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with a startup company."]water chip, Electrochemically Mediated Seawater Desalination[/caption]

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.

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UT Chemist Wins Japan Prize (50 Million Yen) for Innovative Semiconductor Materials

Jan. 30, 2013

Willson and a colleague first conceived of chemically amplifed resists in 1979, when Willson was a researcher at IBM Corp.

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Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

Oct. 4, 2012
Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

For those affected by cancer, it may seem as though the fight for the cure has been waged forever with no end in sight. Pharmacy's Kevin Dalby offers a hopeful perspective.

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Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents, Report Chemists

March 8, 2012

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop.

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