Topic: DNA

Researchers Build Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine

Nov. 2, 2015
Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine Made from DNA

Researchers at UT Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces and could potentially be used for cancer detection. 

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Anthropologists Find Clues in Ancient DNA

May 28, 2015
Rick Smith, UT Austin anthropology researcher

A new study by UT Austin anthropologists shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.

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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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