Dr. Gregory L. Fenves Named Sole Finalist for Presidency of The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas System Board of Regents named The University of Texas at Austin Provost and TAMEST Member Dr. Gregory L. Fenves as the sole finalist for presidency of The University of Texas at Austin. The regents voted to select Fenves at a special board meeting on Friday, March 27, 2015.
Before coming to UT Austin, Fenves, 58, served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was on the faculty for more than 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Cornell and his doctorate at UC Berkeley. He began his career as an assistant professor in civil engineering at UT Austin from 1984-87. Read more about Dr. Gregory Fenves…
Compound Found in Grapes, Red Wine May Help Prevent Memory Loss
In a recent study published by Dr. Ashok K. Shetty in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, a compound found in red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory. The antioxidant resverastrol is said to have positive effects on the part of the brain having to do with memory, and may even be able to lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Read more to find out about Dr. Ashok Shetty’s research…
Nanowafer Technology More Effective Than Topical Eye Drops
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have developed a nanowafer drug delivery system, in which there is a slow drug release from a small transparent disc placed on the surface of the eye that contains arrays of drug-loaded nanoreservoirs. Taking the place of eye-drops, which become diluted by tears, this wafer technology would deliver medication more consistently to the eye. Read more to find out about this nanowafer technology…
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