Topic: Medicine

What Physicians Can Learn From Engineers

Feb. 18, 2015
What Physicians Can Learn From Engineers

February is National Heart Month, and cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death of both men and women in the industrialized world, causing more than 30 percent of all deaths in the United States.

It is the most costly component of total health care spending.

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Inhaled Ebola Vaccine May Offer Long-Term Protection from Virus

Nov. 3, 2014

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

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The Hard, Expensive -- and Exciting Work of Developing a New Drug

May 12, 2014
The Hard, Expensive -- and Exciting Work of Developing a New Drug

Meet faculty members who are hard at work to make sure life-saving drugs get from the lab to the patients who need them most.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Computational Medicine Day explores supercomputing in medicine

May 12, 2014

EVENT: The university's first Computational Medicine Day.

WHEN: May 13, 2014.

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Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

April 9, 2014

[caption id="attachment_45357" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This region of the NS1 viral protein binds the host protein DDX21, making it a potential target for new antivirals against the flu virus"]NS1 Protein[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.

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