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The Achilles Heel That Could Lead to Universal Coronavirus Treatments

Researchers behind discoveries that led to vaccines for the virus that causes COVID-19 have identified a potential Achilles heel that exists in all coronaviruses. These findings, led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, could aid the development of improved treatments for COVID-19 and also protect against existing and emerging coronaviruses.

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BELoNG Among Department Programs Awarded Cockrell DEI Seed Grants

The UT Austin Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE) kicked off its first-ever diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Seed Grants program this year and awarded four biomedical engineering programs for their efforts. 

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Women’s History Month Faculty Profile: Dr. Mia K. Markey

UT Austin Biomedical Engineering Professor Dr. Mia K. Markey discussed her career as a scientist, researcher, and professor in a male-dominated space; offering advice to other female scientists about how they can navigate similar challenges.

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Shining New Light on Skin Cancer Detection

A research group in the UT Austin Biomedical Engineering Department is examining how to improve the efficacy of skin cancer detection and removal.

The current standard procedure, known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is considered quite accurate. However, it requires a full laboratory adjacent to the procedure room to determine if the physician successfully removed the full tumor.

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