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UT researchers use satellites to measure climate, environmental changes
May 9, 2019
Using satellites that chase each other, UT researchers have measured changes in Earth’s environment, including rising sea levels, melting ice sheets and changes in land water storage
UT researcher’s fossil study helps us learn about Texas’ past
May 1, 2019
A UT researcher has discovered animals, including elephants, camels and rhinos, once roamed through Texas about 12 million years ago.
First-ever black hole pictures give UT researchers a better view of their own work
April 22, 2019
Astronomy professor Karl Gebhardt, who studies masses of black holes, said the images of the Messier 87 black hole, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope team, helped researchers confirm their predictions about black holes.
UT students develop software to help satellites seek objects
April 16, 2019
The satellite, called Seeker 1, is part of a NASA project to design small spacecrafts that can fly around larger ones carrying humans to conduct damage inspections or provide servicing capabilities.
UT researchers locate areas of the brain that house scary thoughts
April 11, 2019
A new study is helping to locate the areas of the brain that help suppress memories related to fear.
UT researchers develop device to make defibrillators less shocking
April 5, 2019
A new type of blood flow measurement technology can improve the safety of implantable defibrillators by reducing the number of unnecessary shocks to the heart.
UT researchers discuss 5G networks, the future of wireless communication
March 3, 2019
Fifth generation network, known commonly as 5G and the newest generation of wireless technology, will be launching in phases beginning this year and will require updates to cell phones and cell towers.
Tower Girl may finally be a mother, experts and enthusiasts hope
March 3, 2019
Tower Girl, the peregrine falcon that lives in a nest box atop the UT Tower, laid three eggs this past week.
Austin Public Health warns of super bacteria increase
February 20, 2019
Austin Public Health released a statement Feb. 1 warning the public of increasing cases of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, an antibiotic-resistant super bacteria, in Travis County hospitals.
Researchers develop computational model for heart valve
February 15, 2019
Blood is pumped from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart, and the mitral valve separates the two chambers, said Mark Pirwitz, chief of the division of cardiology at Dell Medical School.
Edison Lecture series aims to inspire school students about engineering
February 3, 2019
With exhibits ranging from electrical circuits made of playdough to optical lasers, the UT Edison Lecture Series hosted Friday aimed to expose local middle school and high school students to the world of engineering.
Researchers at UT, in Texas sign letter for Governor Abbott that addresses climate change
January 31, 2019
UT researchers signed a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott in early January discussing the future impacts climate change will have on Texas.
UT researchers develop a new technique to efficiently join proteins together
January 24, 2019
UT researchers have developed a new technique called SUpercharged PRotein Assembly (SuPrA), which can combine individual proteins to construct molecular structures and synthetic products.
UT researchers find the love genes — sort of.
January 22, 2019
The study, published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” provides insight into animal behavior and vertebrate evolution, said Hans Hofmann, integrative biology professor.
UT researchers compare human growth to chimpanzees
November 29, 2018
Monkey see, monkey grow.
Pregame meals for athletes should be adaptable, full of protein and fluids, experts say
November 19, 2018
While it’s called a pregame meal, athletes shouldn’t pregame for games like people do for parties.
New study links depression and immune system responses
November 12, 2018
The Immune System, Stress and Depression Study is being conducted by Dr. Marisa Toups and Research Associate Alyssa Marron in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. They are studying the link between depression and the observed increase of the proteins cytokines and C-Reactive Proteins (CRP), which are used by the immune system.
‘Dig’ a new dating app which connects dog-people will launch in Austin
November 2, 2018
Dating might get less “ruff” for dog-lovers with the launch of Dig-The Dog Person’s Dating App.
Monsters in your shower: UT researcher says showerheads can be hotbeds of germs
October 24, 2018
You are about to take a warm and refreshing shower. You step in thinking of how you can finally get clean, but you may actually be entering a shower of germs. Toilets, shower floors and sinks are frequently thought of as being the dirtiest parts of a bathroom, and as a result, get the most attention during cleaning. But really, people should be shining their showerheads.
NASA’s GRACE-FO mission creates new possibilities for climate change research
October 21, 2018
Nearly everyone knows the story of Tom and Jerry, with Tom the cat’s never-ending quest to catch Jerry the mouse. “Tom” and “Jerry” also exist in space as two satellites that seem to chase after one another as part of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission.
SportsPsych: UT psychologist provides solutions for mental block in athletes
October 17, 2018
Many athletes experience mental blocks, where their emotions get the best of them. Psychologists say that simply visualizing success and simulating stressful situations can help athletes overcome these common psychological barriers.
From Rat Brains to Cancer Cells, UT Professor Improves Imaging Techniques
October 8, 2018
Any student who has ever used a microscope knows how blurry the images can be, but computer science professor Chandrajit Bajaj is helping to make those images clearer.
Meet Project Mercury, a Safety Improvement in Robotics
September 19, 2018
Today’s robots are not known to be the masters of balance. This issue not only affects research advancement, but it also poses safety risks to humans, according to UT researchers.