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UT community celebrates legacy of chemical engineer John J. McKetta Jr.
February 13, 2019
John J. McKetta Jr., the namesake of the University’s chemical engineering department, died on Jan. 15 at the age of 103. McKetta joined UT’s chemical engineering department as a professor in 1946 during a post-World War II period that created a vacuum for talented engineers in the workforce.
Teaching old doctors new tricks: Dell Med integrates health care with high technology
December 7, 2018
The field of health care experiences constant growth and development, with new technologies and procedures constantly being added to the field, and doctors must change with it.
DNA barcoding technology could improve disease treatments
November 26, 2018
A UT professor is using DNA barcoding technology used to catalog millions of immune system threats to more easily create new treatments for diseases in the near future.
FDA approves novel flu medication produced from UT research
November 20, 2018
A new prescription flu drug, Xofluza, created with research done 40 years ago by Robert Krug, professor emeritus of molecular biosciences, was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration and will be available across the U.S. in the coming weeks.
Recent political rhetoric has psychological, divisive effects
November 7, 2018
Political vitriol against the ‘other side’ has real world implications and influences people’s beliefs, UT researchers and students said.
Healthier Texas Summit tackles e-cigarette realities and prevention
October 28, 2018
The Healthier Texas Summit, a conference for health professionals to discuss solutions to healthcare problems affecting people all over the state hosted industry leaders, public policy advocates and health professionals at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on Oct. 25 and 26 to address pressing issues such as obesity, mental health and electronic cigarettes.
UT researcher advances ovarian cancer detection techniques
October 23, 2018
Marian Williams-Brown, a clinical professor at UT’s Dell Medical School and the Women’s Health Institute, is working to improve early detection techniques for ovarian cancer. In a collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Williams-Brown is conducting a study to create an algorithm based on a person’s age and CA125 levels that detects ovarian cancer more accurately.
Two UT faculty honored by National Academy of Medicine
October 21, 2018
This week, two UT faculty were recognized by the National Academy of Medicine.
Student engineers mentor underprivileged children weekly through SEEK
October 12, 2018
SEEK seeks to make engineering education more accessible.
Astriagraph software program combats space junk
October 2, 2018
Moriba Jah, an associate professor in UT’s aerospace engineering department, has a plan to keep spacecrafts away from space junk and is working on an initiative to eventually clean it up.
Study shows academic performance is highly genetic
September 24, 2018
Bad grades? You might be able to blame your parents, according to UT research.