A Deadly Foe Bacteria may be one-celled creatures, but they can become deadly when cultivated into bioweapons. Microbiologist Karl Klose and a team of scientists are working to develop vaccines against Francisella tularensis, one of the most lethal bacteria being studied for use as a biological warfare agent.
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—In Two Languages By recording children's brain responses to sounds from a machine, sociologists, neuroscientists and educators from UTSA and the University of Washington are studying language acquisition in children growing up in bilingual environments.
in texas Texas is expected to grow by 9 million people in the next quarter-century, so state planners are looking to numbers supplied by State Demographer Steve Murdock to help identify ways to accommodate increasing traffic.
Destroying to Protect On his computer, Keith Clutter has blown up areas of San Antonio and triggered dozens of explosive devices close to U.S. troops. The assistant professor of mechanical engineering believes the only way to identify at-risk locations in the real world—and find ways to prevent mass casualty—is to destroy them in a virtual world.
After the Dissertation It's been 15 years since UTSA offered its first doctoral program, a Ph.D. in biology with an emphasis in neurobiology. Back then, there were only two doctoral candidates. Today, programming has blossomed to include 363 students and 20 doctoral degrees. And every day, graduates are putting their Ph.D.'s to use in classrooms, laboratories and the business world.