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    Goonewardene to serve on National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Posted by UT System

    on Friday, October 10, 2014

    Julie K. Goonewardene, associate vice chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment for The University of Texas System, is one of 27 individuals who have been selected to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).

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    UT Arlington researchers explore the impact of global climate change

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, October 2, 2014

    From the Arctic to the Amazon to the Caribbean Sea, UT Arlington biologists are examining the impact of global climate change on various life-forms.

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    UTMB experts battle Ebola

    Posted by UT System

    on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Tom Ksiazek, former head of the CDC Special Pathogens Unit and current director of the High Containment Labotatory Operations at the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch, has just returned from Sierra Leone after six weeks there as the top official for the CDC.

    Learn more about: UT Medical Branch at Galveston

    UT System faculty spotlight

    Posted by UT System

    on Monday, September 15, 2014

    Every day, faculty members from UT System’s academic and health institutions affect the lives of not only students but individuals throughout the nation and the world.

    Meet three this week.

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    Chancellor Cigarroa receives 2014 Palmaz Award

    Posted by UT System

    on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., accepted the 2014 Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences during a ceremony in San Antonio on Sept. 18.

    The Palmaz Award honors a major leader in the bioscience and medical community of San Antonio. Dr. Cigarroa is being honored this year for his tireless efforts to advance patient safety and medical facilities throughout Texas.

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    MD Anderson researchers use TACC's Lonestar supercomputer to gain insight into new treatment technology

    Posted by UT System

    on Monday, August 25, 2014

    Makeda Easter
    Science and Technology Writer, UT Austin TACC

    Cancer radiation treatment is a tricky process. Medical researchers and physicians must walk the delicate line of delivering just enough radiation to kill tumors while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

    Current radiation treatment relies on imaging from computed tomography (CT) scans, which are taken prior to treatment to determine the tumor's location. This method works fairly well if the tumor lies in an easily detectable and immobile location.

    But let's say a patient has lung cancer and will soon undergo radiation treatment. CT scans do not provide real-time imaging of the tumor and in this case, the tumor is constantly moving due to the patient's breathing. The doctor might end up irradiating a large portion of the lung unnecessarily, which could destroy the tumor, but could also lead to a lower quality of life due to effects like difficulty breathing and reduced mobility.

    Learn more about: UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

    UT Presidents Juliet Garcia and Robert Nelsen Honored with Certificates of Appreciation for their Service in the Rio Grande Valley

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Two of Texas’s most creative and energetic leaders in higher education were honored by the Board of Regents today for their roles in transforming the educational environment of the Rio Grande Valley.

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    UT Arlington big data team wins $600,000 NSF grant to develop gene expression database

    Posted by UT System

    on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    A UT Arlington computer science and engineering professor with an expertise in big data and bioinformatics has won a three-year National Science Foundation grant worth more than $600,000 to develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly.

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    UT MD Anderson one of top cancer hospitals

    Posted by UT System

    on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center retains its position as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the nation for the past 25 years of annual rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

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    UTEP is top producer of women earning Ph.D.s in engineering

    Posted by UT System

    on Friday, June 27, 2014

    The University of Texas at El Paso has been ranked No. 1 in percentage of doctoral degrees awarded to women by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). UTEP’s College of Engineering earned this distinction by awarding 40.5 percent of its doctoral degrees in 2013 to women, which is almost twice the national average of 22.4 percent.

    Learn more about: UT El Paso

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