Topic: Edward Marcotte

Partly Human Yeast Show A Common Ancestor’s Lasting Legacy

May 21, 2015
Microscope image reveals internal organization of yeast cell

Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker’s yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly unchanged in them both, say biologists at UT Austin. 

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A Social Network for Genes?

Aug. 19, 2013
A Social Network for Genes?

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.

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Developing New Vaccines for Emerging Diseases is Focus of $6.5 Million Contract

Oct. 22, 2012

Accelerating the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats is the goal of University of Texas at Austin researchers who recently received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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Systems Biologist Receives $2.5 Million Pioneer Award for Genome Research

Sept. 19, 2012

Marcotte's project focuses on what he sees as the next step in "next-generation" genome sequencing technology.

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Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

Aug. 21, 2012

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans.

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