Serving the State

At UT Austin, we like to say that what starts here changes the world. That change begins in Texas. Every year, our researchers help make Texans safer, smarter, and more economically secure. Every day, Longhorns help make Texas a beacon of opportunity for the country and the world. These stories, drawn from across the Forty Acres, are just a sample of the many ways UT Austin students, faculty, staff and alumni serve the state.


Enzyme Starves Cancer Cells

Dec. 9, 2016
Breast cancer cells

A research team led by The University of Texas Austin has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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Patient Navigators Help Increase Breast Cancer Screenings

Dec. 5, 2016
breast cancer awareness, breast cancer, pink parties

Patient navigators who were deployed as part of a state program have proved to be effective in increasing screening rates for breast and cervical cancer among women in rural areas in Texas.

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UT Architecture Students Help Design Dallas Rail System

Nov. 30, 2016
UT team design team

Architecture students help produce an inspiring vision for Dallas’ high-speed train passenger stations.

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Helping Chemotherapy Patients Through the Fog

Nov. 28, 2016
Breast Cancer Awareness

Award-winning research initiative helps chemotherapy patients overcome cognitive impairment resulting from cancer treatment, or "chemo brain."

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Helping Children with Autism Communicate

Nov. 21, 2016
UT Austin Speech and Hearing Center, autism, Moody College of Communication

Texans can now access free training to enhance language and communication skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through a new program at UT Austin.

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