AUSTIN, Texas Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells.
These synthetic ion transporters, described this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the way to new anticancer drugs while also benefiting patients with cystic fibrosis.Read more
Chemist, Biomedical Engineer and Computational Biologist Elected Fellows of National Science Organization
Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).Read more
By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections.Read more
In the same way Facebook recommends friends and Spotify suggests music, UT researchers are using links between genes to determine which ones cause disease. Learn more.Read more