Topic: Chemistry

Developing an Inexpensive Home Test for Heart Failure

Oct. 11, 2017
Finger prick

With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UT Austin chemists hope to turn a design for a DIY heart failure test into a reality

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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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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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Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

June 27, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40911" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A prototype "water chip" developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with a startup company."]water chip, Electrochemically Mediated Seawater Desalination[/caption]

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.

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UT Chemist Wins Japan Prize (50 Million Yen) for Innovative Semiconductor Materials

Jan. 30, 2013

Willson and a colleague first conceived of chemically amplifed resists in 1979, when Willson was a researcher at IBM Corp.

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