Topic: DNA

Cracking the Genetic Code of Brain Tumors

Sept. 28, 2012
Cracking the Genetic Code of Brain Tumors

Every tumor is genetically unique. Better understanding of specific mutation patterns could lead to personalized treatments for patients with deadly brain tumors known as glioblastomas.

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New Molecule Has Potential to Help Treat Genetic Diseases and HIV

Feb. 10, 2012

Chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have created a molecule that's so good at tangling itself inside the double helix of a DNA sequence that it can stay there for up to 16 days before the DNA liberates itself, much longer than any other molecule reported.

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University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Dec. 22, 2011

Developing a simple, paper-based test for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is the goal of a University of Texas at Austin chemist, whose project just received a $1.6 million point-of-care diagnostics grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health, an initiative created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Freshmen step up in research realm

May 31, 2011
Freshmen step up in research realm

In this video, biology student Holli Duhon says participating in the Freshman Research Initiative allowed her to be innovative in a lab setting.

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With $2.4 Million Grant, Researchers to Decode Geranium's Evolutionary Mysteries

Oct. 25, 2010

Botany researcher Dr. Robert Jansen and his colleagues have received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the Plant Genome Program of the National Science Foundation to investigate the genomes of the geranium plant and 15 related species.

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