Topic: Gene

Brain Signals Less Satisfaction for Obese People, Research Shows; Blunted Reward Response, Gene May Trigger Over-Eating

Oct. 16, 2008

Obese individuals may over-eat because they experience less satisfaction from eating food due to a reduced response in their brains' reward circuitry, according to a new study by Eric Stice, psychology researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.

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University of Texas at Austin Pharmacy Researcher Receives $2.6 Million to Develop Vaccine Against Ebola Virus

April 30, 2008

Dr. Maria Croyle, associate professor of pharmaceutics at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, has received $2.6 million to develop a vaccine against Ebola virus infection.

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University of Texas at Austin and Purdue University Scientists Find Missing Evolutionary Link Using Tiny Fungus Crystal

Jan. 3, 2008

The crystal structure of a molecule from a primitive fungus has served as a time machine to show researchers more about the evolution of life from the simple to the complex.

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Tree of Life for Flowering Plants Reveals Relationships Among Major Groups

Nov. 27, 2007

The evolutionary Tree of Life for flowering plants has been revealed using the largest collection of genomic data of these plants to date, report scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and University of Florida.

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University of Texas at Austin professor chips in to determine how genes work with each other

Aug. 28, 2007

Scores of scientists from dozens of institutions gave one percent of the human genome a thorough going over as the start of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project.

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