Topic: Department of Molecular Biosciences

Cancer Agency Supports Top Molecular Bioscientist to UT

Feb. 19, 2016

A Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas award will underwrite the hire of a leading cancer researcher to serve as chair of the Department of Molecular Biosciences. 

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Scientists Find Leukemia’s Surroundings Key to its Growth

Feb. 10, 2016
T-ALL cells interact with cancer-promoting cells nearby

Researchers have discovered that a type of cancer found primarily in children can grow only when signaled to do so by other nearby cells that are noncancerous. 

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Chemistry in Mold Reveals Important Clue for Pharmaceuticals

Nov. 2, 2015

In a discovery that holds promise for future drug development, scientists have detected for the first time how nature performs an impressive trick to produce key chemicals similar to those in drugs that fight malaria, bacterial infections and cancer. 

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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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