How a CRISPR Protein Might Yield New Tests for Many Viruses
New insights about a CRISPR-associated protein called Cas12a2 could lead to a new approach to diagnostics for a wide range of viral illnesses.
How a Plant Stem Cell Commits to Its Fate and How Plant Growth Stays in Check
A pair of discoveries from the Torii Lab were recently published in Nature Plants.
Dense Bacterial Populations Create Mutant Breeding Grounds for Antibiotic Resistance
New discovery could make it easier to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
New Research Advances Fight Against Human Metapneumovirus
New research could pave the way for a vaccine for a common respiratory virus.
Potential New Drug Target Could Boost Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Drugs
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a large family of reverse transcriptases (RTs)—enzymes that are found in all organisms and...
New Era at UT Austin Begins for Famous Long-Term Evolution Experiment
The Long-Term Evolution Experiment began back when a dozen eggs cost 65 cents, the film Rain Man topped the box office and George Michael’s song...
Scientists Hijack Bacteria To Ease Drug Manufacturing
Scientists have created biosensors from bacteria that will help speed up analysis of drug manufacturing, harnessing microbes to help detect therapeutic molecules.
New Vaccine Advances Could Help Against More Viral Illnesses
Some of the same researchers at The University of Texas at Austin who created a key to all coronavirus vaccines used in the U.S. have...