Health and Wellness

Engineers create promising nanotechnology for oral delivery of cancer drugs

July 22, 2003

AUSTIN, Texas—Polymer nanospheres just 1/100 a hair’s width in diameter and loaded with potent anti-cancer drugs could one day become a powerful weapon in the chemotherapy arsenal, two University of Texas at Austin biomedical engineers reported today at the Contro

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More than 12 percent of Texans have been sexually assaulted, new University of Texas at Austin social work study says

July 21, 2003

About 1.9 million adult Texans have been sexually assaulted some time in their life--revealing a much larger problem than indicated by Uniform Crime Reports--according to a new study by The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

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University of Texas at Austin nursing researcher receives grant to develop sleep intervention for caregivers of family members with cancer

June 11, 2003

What most family caregivers of persons with cancer need is a good night's sleep, says a University of Texas at Austin nursing researcher who has received a $547,404 grant from the National Institutes of Health to look at ways to alleviate the problem of chronic sleep loss.

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Study suggests children read and behave better if working families rise above poverty level

June 10, 2003

Providing earning supplements and other assistance to poor working families boosts their children's academic and social skills, a study of hundreds of Milwaukee families directed by a child development expert at The University of Texas at Austin suggests.

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University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing ranked in top 10 in NIH funding for 2002

June 9, 2003

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has been ranked No. 10 in nursing school money received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 2002, the highest ranking for a nursing school not linked to a health science center or medical school.

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