Topic: Biochemistry

Chemistry in Mold Reveals Important Clue for Pharmaceuticals

Nov. 2, 2015

In a discovery that holds promise for future drug development, scientists have detected for the first time how nature performs an impressive trick to produce key chemicals similar to those in drugs that fight malaria, bacterial infections and cancer. 

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UT Austin Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

April 8, 2015

An undergraduate biochemistry major at The University of Texas at Austin, Brendan Chou from Houston, has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

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Chemist Awarded $1.1 Million NIH Grant to Model "Long-Time" Molecular Movements

Aug. 13, 2013

A University of Texas at Austin chemist has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand research modeling "long-time" biological processes down to the last atom.

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Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

Oct. 4, 2012
Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

For those affected by cancer, it may seem as though the fight for the cure has been waged forever with no end in sight. Pharmacy's Kevin Dalby offers a hopeful perspective.

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New Molecule Has Potential to Help Treat Genetic Diseases and HIV

Feb. 10, 2012

Chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have created a molecule that's so good at tangling itself inside the double helix of a DNA sequence that it can stay there for up to 16 days before the DNA liberates itself, much longer than any other molecule reported.

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