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Researchers engineer cancer-starving enzyme
January 31, 2017
UT Researchers have engineered an enzyme that works to starve cancer cells of an important amino acid, resulting in self-destructions.
Texas Conference for Women panel talks culture of tech
November 18, 2016
Currently, women hold 18 percent of computer science undergraduate degrees, 26 percent of computing jobs and 5 percent of leadership positions in the tech industry.
Cockrell School of Engineering develops new water infrastructure center
November 17, 2016
The EPA has awarded $3.9 million to the Cockrell School of Engineering to create a center focused on improving stormwater runoff management, efficient water infrastructure and community engagement in Austin.
Artificial Intelligence Conference panel discusses impact of automation industry on workforce
November 2, 2016
With artificial intelligence pervading everyday lives, a panel discusses its impact on technological advances and the current workforce.
Study reveals implicit gender bias in recommendation letters
November 2, 2016
From “trailblazer” to “team-builder,” a new study finds that male and female applicants are unintentionally described differently in recommendation letters.
UT researchers help sequence genome of plant with cancer treatment potential
October 24, 2016
UT professors, in a global collaboration, have sequenced and chronicled the DNA of Rhazya stricta, a plant that has potential significance in chemotherapy.
UT alum talks career, importance of diversity in STEM
October 4, 2016
Shameika Wilmington talks about what you can do with a PhD in biochemistry from UT and addresses diversity in STEM.
Congress passes legislation to aid in drug use rehabilitation
October 4, 2016
The Federal government has taken steps to address the opioid overdose epidemic.
Texas Tribune Festival panel discusses vaccination policies
September 26, 2016
A Texas Tribune Festival panel discusses the arguments for and against required vaccination policies.
Texas Tribune Festival panel discusses the politics of abortion
September 26, 2016
A Texas Tribune Festival panel discusses the situation of women’s reproductive health clinics in Texas.
Earth finds potential celestial sister
September 8, 2016
Scientists may have just found Earth’s long-lost twin.
Brain plaques may protect and defend against invading microbes
July 7, 2016
Watch out, infections — the brain may have another biological warrior to protect and defend against invading microbes.
Superbugs battle on
June 5, 2016
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Not quite — it’s another superbug.
Research as Art competition provides platform for scientists to be creative
May 2, 2016
After spending years looking down at a microscope, Suzy Moody, Institute of Life Sciences student at Swansea University, was surprised to see a bacterial colony in the form of an eye staring straight back at her.
UChicago professor explores fishy origins of human life
April 24, 2016
Neil Shubin, professor of anatomy at the University of Chicago, said becoming a fish paleontologist has altered his perception of people.
Science Scene: Taking a byte out of cybersecurity
April 20, 2016
Students may be OK with the Eyes of Texas upon them but not the eyes of Uncle Sam.
What Starts Here Chills the World: UT’s efficiency places it at forefront of environmental sustainability
April 17, 2016
Designed to keep students comfortable in extreme Texas weather, UT air conditioning is one of the most water and energy efficient cooling systems in the world.
Austin startup brings doctors to patients
April 3, 2016
Students can order pizza, clothes and textbooks to their front door. Now, they can add doctor visits to that list.
Mapping the cosmos: UT researchers search for dark energy
March 28, 2016
The University of Texas research project HETDEX will shine a light on dark energy, the mysterious force that might account for the expansion of the universe.
Who run the day? Girls.
March 1, 2016
On Feb. 27, girls took over UT campus to program robots, identify organs and manufacture lip gloss.
UT alumna serves as character technical director for DreamWorks' 'Kung Fu Panda 3'
February 29, 2016
Meet Megha Davalath: UT computer science alumnus, DreamWorks character technical director and fervent panda enthusiast.
UT study analyzes effects of neurofeedback as therapeutic method
February 22, 2016
Step aside, naps and Netflix. Students can now use a cutting-edge technique called neurofeedback to help themselves relax after a long day of exams.
Graphene creates advantages, limitations for experiments
February 15, 2016
Army veterans wear this material in artificial retinas. Professional tennis players find it in their tennis rackets. And it may be the secret to quantum computers.
Science Scene: Optogenetics spotlights the brain
January 21, 2016
Students might wonder what’s going on in their heads when they can’t stop watching Netflix, or how their minds relay the balance between bitter and sweet in their favorite beverage. Optogenetics can illuminate the answers to some of these brain-related questions.