Topic: Biotechnology

DNA Barcodes That Reliably Work

June 20, 2018
DNA

A new method for correcting errors that creep into DNA barcodes, labels used in a wide range of biological experiments, yields far more accurate results and paves the way for more ambitious medical research in the future.

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Universal Chemical Sensor Could Help Boost Public Health

April 13, 2017
Chemical Sensor

New material enables cheap, fast and portable sensors for a wide range of chemicals that right now cost government and industries large sums to detect.

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Making Virus Sensors Cheap and Simple

May 23, 2016
Cytomegalovirus

A new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine could be adapted to detect a range of viruses, including Ebola, Zika and HIV.

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UT Austin Biochemistry Professor Touts Low-Cost Technology for Diagnosing Ourselves

March 25, 2013

Andrew Ellington will describe how new biotechnology will improve health care on a global scale during the final 'Hot Science Cool Talks' lecture of spring 2013.

Event: "Hot Science Cool Talks" lecture featuring Andrew Ellington, professor of biochemistry

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Austin Technology Incubator Awarded Grant for Wet Lab Project

Oct. 24, 2012

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at The University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded a federal Economic Development Administration grant to develop a public-private partnership to support an Austin-area wet laboratory incubator. The project is a result of an earlier ATI feasibility study that quantitated demand for a wet laboratory space in the Austin vicinity.

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