Scientists know that storms with a rotating updraft on their southwestern side -- which are particularly common in the spring on the U.S. southern plains -- are associated with the biggest, most severe tornadoes and also produce a lot of large hail. However, clear ideas on how they form and how to predict these events in advance have been elusive.
Researchers at UT Austin are studying lymphoma and, specifically, the transcription factor, FOXP1. It has been known that FOXP1 is over expressed in one of the most aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. This type of lymphoma is very aggressive with a low survival rate and a high rate of relapse after chemotherapy treatment.