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UT-Austin researchers identify how remdesivir prevents COVID-19

Kevin Vu February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin published a study Jan. 28 explaining how remdesivir,...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci receives 2020 Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership from Dell Med

Kevin Vu January 14, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the leading member of the Trump administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force, received the Ken...

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Nanogel technology may boost efficiency of cancer drug delivery

Nataleah Small October 10, 2019

Nanogel technology may help deliver drugs to cancer cells directly while minimizing patient side effects, according to research by University scientists.  According to a study published in the...

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‘Party like a rockstar tonight, feel like a celebrity tomorrow’: Mobile IV treatment clinics create new health fad

Denise Emerson March 6, 2019

With the pop-up of IV hydration businesses in Austin, medical clinics are using creative means to make IV drips a glamorous way to treat hangovers. IV hydration businesses cater to a variety of groups...

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Teaching old doctors new tricks: Dell Med integrates health care with high technology

Samagra Jain December 7, 2018

The health care field experiences rapid growth and development, with new technologies and procedures constantly being added. Austin’s doctors must adapt to this technological boom. UT’s...

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UHS aims to curb study drug use with new campaign

Cason Hunwick December 6, 2018

Some students misuse prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin, known as “study drugs,” to get better grades. A new University Health Services campaign aims to inform and educate students...

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FDA approves novel flu medication produced from UT research

Samagra Jain November 20, 2018

A new prescription flu drug, Xofluza, created with research done 40 years ago by Robert Krug, professor emeritus of molecular biosciences, was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration and...

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Gym Smarts: Skip stretching, focus on muscle activation before workouts

Cason Hunwick November 13, 2018

You can find them in the corners of the track at Gregory Gymnasium and on the mats outside the Recreational Sports Center weight room: gym-goers laying on a leg, clutching an ankle or stretching to prepare...

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‘Smoke and Mirrors’ exhibit clears air on smoking advertisements

Mina Kim November 1, 2018

The new Smoke and Mirrors exhibit in the Life Sciences Library hopes to clear the air on the public perception of tobacco use through a time line of tobacco from as early as 1492 to 2010. On loan from...

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Aztec medicine could be more advanced than previously thought

Joyance Liao Mendoza November 1, 2018

Aztecs are famous for ancient pyramids and ancient chocolate recipes, but their medicinal herbs may have been as advanced as drugs used in modern medicine, said to Kelly McDonough, UT Spanish and Portuguese...

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Mother-child Fitbit-like devices aim to alleviate postpartum depression

Mina Kim October 5, 2018

From counting steps to mending bonds, a new Fitbit-like wrist sensor for mother and child aims at alleviating postpartum depression. Psychology assistant professor Kaya de Barbaro is creating a mother-child...

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UT ‘Cancer Pen’ developer awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowship of $625,000

Catherine Vincent October 5, 2018

For the first time in this century, a UT Austin faculty member, chemistry assistant professor Livia Eberlin, has won the prestigious, five-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Each recipient is awarded...