2014 Inventors of the Year
Two of the most renowned professors at The University of Texas at Austin
were honored at the 2014 Inventor Award Ceremony. UT Austin researchers with
issued U.S. patents were also recognized for their discoveries.
Read more about the 2014 Inventors
of the Year.
New treatment gives babies "instant immunity" to pertussis
UT Austin researcher Jennifer Maynard is on the brink of a new therapeutic
injection to treat pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, which claims
the lives of over 195,000 children across the globe every year.
See more from UT Know.
Fish eggs turn conventional view of ocean food webs upside-down
An analysis by researchers at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute reveals how the flow of
nutrients in the ocean can also go in reverse, from larger animals to smaller ones.
Read the full story on the CNS website.
The future of flexible electronics
Researchers at UT Austin have discovered a new method to improve the reliability
and performance of transistors and circuits which will lead the way to smaller, faster,
and cheaper electronic devices.
Read the full story at the ECE website.
Biofuels as alternative energy source: sustainable and minimize climate change
The College of Natural Sciences is exploring a promising biofuel species that could be
used for energy instead of oil. As a part of the Biology of Biofuels stream, students work
with top-notch faculty and research scientists to investigate the physiology, genetics,
breeding, and ecology of this species.
OTC will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Business will resume Monday, December 1.
InSilixa is developing a new diagnostic system that can provide rapid detection of
multiple drug-resistant bacteria and could be critical for effective response to seasonal
repiratory infection outbreaks.
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U.S. public universities are under pressure to improve the low percentage rate of university-generated technologies that are licensed. OTC head Dan Sharp explains UT Austin's approach.
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UT professors are behind some of the most innovative technologies that are changing
the world today—the lithium-ion battery and a less painful glucose monitoring device,
just to name a few.
» Check out five creations that started with Longhorns and are changing the world