Topic: Department of Molecular Biosciences

Genetic Road Map May Yield Better Cotton

April 20, 2015
Comparison of cotton fibers

A University of Texas at Austin scientist, working with an international research team, has developed the most precise sequence map yet of U.S. cotton and will soon create an even more detailed map for navigating the complex cotton genome, which may lead to an inexpensive version of American cotton.

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New Cystic Fibrosis Research Takes Aim at Deadly Pathogen

March 16, 2015

A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness.

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3-D Printed Microscopic Cages Confine Bacteria in Tiny Zoos for the Study of Infections

Oct. 7, 2013

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.

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