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  • Probiotics Are Not Always ‘Good Bacteria’

    The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

    In a new interdisciplinary study, a team of engineers led by The University of Texas at Austin have used machine learning technology in tandem with next-generation RNA sequencing to reveal the inner workings of cells and how they respond to environmental stress, particularly by focusing on RNAs, to provide new insights into biology at the molecular level.

  • Nicholas Peppas Honored by National Academy of Medicine for Outstanding Service

    This week, Nicholas Peppas — a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, as well as in UT’s Dell Medical School and College of Pharmacy — received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), of which Peppas is a member.

  • Robot Masters Human Balancing Act

    When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren’t thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a gamut of complex skill sets required to execute these types of seemingly simple motions.

  • Better Water Purification Methods Are Aim of New Research Center

    With rising demand and dwindling supply, water is perhaps Earth’s most critical natural resource. One way to get more of it is to find more creative approaches — and new materials — to use and reuse existing water and improve upon existing water purification methods. That is the focus of the Center for Materials for Water and Energy SysTems (M-WET), a new multi-university research center headquartered in The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, uniting researchers from UT; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.