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2014-04-11 10:59:06

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus. Better antiviral drugs could help the millions of people annually infected by flu, which kills up to 500,000 people each year. When an influenza virus infects a human cell, it uses some of the host's...

2014-03-24 23:28:05

Cancer Fighting Drug Development Company Closes $12 Million Funding Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), is pleased today to announce the admittance of Aeglea BioTherapeutics to its Bio/Health Sciences Portfolio. Aeglea BioTherapeutics is an early-stage drug development company working on novel cancer fighting treatments which recently raised $12 million in financing. “We are...

2014-02-20 12:30:13

Graduate Student Teams Representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and the University of Texas, Austin Make the Final Cut WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has released the short list of finalist teams in the twelfth annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The four graduate-level student teams - representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and the...

Revision To Rules To Decipher Color In Dinosaurs Suggests Connection Between Color And Physiology
2014-02-13 12:36:46

University of Texas at Austin New research that revises the rules allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior to its origin. In a survey comparing the hair, skin, fuzz and feathers of living terrestrial vertebrates and fossil specimens, a research team from The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Akron, the China University of Geosciences and four...

2014-02-04 16:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Sites Initiative(TM) (SITES(TM)) program has certified landscapes at a federal courthouse in New Mexico; a Washington, D.C., elementary school; a campus plaza in Washington, D.C.; and an urban plaza in Washington state. The four projects certified by the nation's most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes are: Albuquerque's Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, which received a two star certification; Brent...

2014-01-30 23:34:16

Award recognizes Webber for tremendous successes since UT undergrad days, and numerous contributions to the university, and far beyond. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Last night, at a joint graduation and 25th anniversary celebration, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, recognized Michael E. Webber as the first recipient of the new John Sibley Butler Distinguished Alumni Award. As those gathered celebrated ATI’s...

2014-01-30 23:34:11

Award recognizes Saxena’s extensive xontributions to the Austin Community, and the Global Community, especially through his Saxena Family Foundation. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Last night, at a joint graduation and 25th anniversary celebration, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, recognized Manoj Saxena with the Laura J. Kilcrease Civic Entrepreneurship Award. As those gathered celebrated ATI’s 25th...

2014-01-27 23:01:43

25th Anniversary Celebration Will Announce Winners of Kilcrease and Butler Awards Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 This Wednesday, on January 29, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), will host a graduation event to recognize 25 companies who successfully graduated from the incubator over the past two years. ATI will also celebrate its 25th anniversary, and announce the winners of the Laura J. Kilcrease Civic...

Yeast Cells And Sugar Converted Into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel
2014-01-22 12:12:28

The University of Texas at Austin Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products. Assistant professor Hal Alper, in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, along with his team of students,...

2014-01-15 23:23:25

New company launches to produce massive social entrepreneurship competitions in partnership with global companies, mobilizing thousands of teams to solve the planet’s most pressing social and environmental problems. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 •    Team formerly running the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC) at UT form new company, Verb     DSIC was the largest student social entrepreneurship competition in the world with over...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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