Research Highlights

Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected

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Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected Project Astra, led by Dave Allen, is launching novel technology to revolutionize how methane leaks are found across oil and gas sites to minimize releases into the atmosphere.

Which Disinfectants And Masks Work Best Together

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Which Disinfectants And Masks Work Best Together Lea Hildebrant Ruiz is working on NSF funded research to study chemical reactions between disinfectants and masks when used together to fight COVID-19.

Powering the Future: New Lithium Extraction Technique

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Powering the Future: New Lithium Extraction Technique Benny Freeman is helping pioneer a new filtration technique to reduce the time it takes to extract lithium from the earth, which could vastly bolster the viability of electric vehicles.

Novel Hydrogel Platform Enables On-demand Bioproduction

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Novel Hydrogel Platform Enables On-demand Bioproduction Texas ChE researchers publish a paper showcasing a hydrogel platform that could make it easier to access medicines in areas where pharmacies, doctor's offices or refrigeration are scarce.

Frontiers in Inorganic Nanoscience: Catching Up with the Milliron Research Group

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Frontiers in Inorganic Nanoscience: Catching Up with the Milliron Research Group

Dr. Delia Milliron is passionate about clean energy and the enormous potential of nanoscience to address and solve energy challenges. Milliron, the T. Brockett Hudson Professor in Chemical Engineering at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at UT, has been tracked as a rising star in nanoscience since her early work pioneering electrochromic “smart window”Read the rest »

Engineering What’s in Our Water

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Engineering What’s in Our Water Benny Freeman's research group, M-WET, is engineering simple and affordable water filters that could be a game changer for global health, energy, and the environment.

“Antibody-like” T Cell Receptors May Be New Potential Treatment for Cytomegalovirus (#CMV) and Brain Tumors

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“Antibody-like” T Cell Receptors May Be New Potential Treatment for Cytomegalovirus (#CMV) and Brain Tumors

Texas ChE Professor Jennifer Maynard and her research team have engineered “antibody-like” T cell receptors that can specifically stick to cells infected with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes lifelong infection in more than half of all adults by age 40. These receptors represent a new potential treatment option, could aid the development of Read the rest »

Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

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Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology Study unravels mechanistic insights into how cells respond to their environment.

Better Water Purification Methods Are Aim of New Research Center

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Better Water Purification Methods Are Aim of New Research Center A new cross-disciplinary, multi-university center led by Benny Freeman and other Texas engineers aims to address basic knowledge gaps in the development of next-gen water purification technologies.

New Cancer Treatment Uses Enzymes to Boost Immune System and Fight Back

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New Cancer Treatment Uses Enzymes to Boost Immune System and Fight Back

 

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy.

The enzyme, PEG-KYNase, does not directly kill cancer cells but instead empowers the immune system to eradicate unwanted cells on its own. PEG-KYNase is designed to degrade kynurenine, a metabolite produced by numerous tumors that … Read the rest »