Research Highlights

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 »

Possible Link Found Between Type 2 Diabetes and TiO2

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Possible Link Found Between Type 2 Diabetes and TiO2 A new pilot study led by Dr. Adam Heller finds a possible link between commonly-used titanium dioxide particles and Type 2 diabetes.

New Sustainable Production Method Could Advance Plastics and Pharmaceuticals

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New Sustainable Production Method Could Advance Plastics and Pharmaceuticals

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale, as described this week in Proceedings Read the rest »

New Lithium Collection Method Could Boost Global Supply

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New Lithium Collection Method Could Boost Global Supply Global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled, but a University of Texas at Austin professor and his research team may have a solution.

Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research

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Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research The Center aims to discover new types of materials for use in many applications including energy storage, medical devices and more.