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Discovery about Hep C Drug Offers Insights for Coronavirus Treatments

Finding offers important clues to developing drugs to stop other RNA viruses, such as SARS-COV-2.

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Research

COVID-19 Vaccines with UT Ties Arrived Quickly After Years in the Making

When the first COVID-19 vaccine trial in the U.S. began on March 16, history was being made. Never before had a potential vaccine been developed...

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Power of DNA to Store Information Gets an Upgrade

Researchers stored a copy of the Wizard of Oz - in Esperanto - in DNA using a revolutionary new technique.

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Lulu Cambronne Named 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholar

Xiaolu 'Lulu' Cambronne was one of 22 early career scientists selected to join the 2020 class of Pew Biomedical Scholars.

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COVID-19 Drug Development Could Benefit from Approach Used Against Flu

A new study from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that some antivirals are useful for more than helping sick people get better — they also can prevent thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of virus cases if used in the early stages of infection.

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Researchers Create Largest Ever Map of Plant Proteins and Their Assemblies

Their findings could have applications crop yields, disease and stress resistance in plants, and informing biofuel production.

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Podcast

Science Amid the Social Distance

A compilation from our previous episodes that we hope will help you find some solace right now: in rediscovering life, the people we're closest with and the universe.

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Four Natural Sciences Faculty Receive President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Michael Drew, Janice Fischer, Marci Gleason and Vernita Gordon received President's Associate Teaching Excellence Awards.

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20/20 Foresight

So what will the next 50 years bring? Absent a crystal ball, your best bet would be to ask a scientist.

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