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Science and technology reporter leaves life of writing about cells to go find her-cell-f
May 9, 2019
What’s worse than being a science nerd who raves about science is being a science nerd who raves about science and writes about it.
JOLTT: Where law and technology collide
May 9, 2019
Austin has become an attractive hub for technology and startup companies. Yet, when attorney Alex Shahrestani came to UT School of Law in 2015, he said he was surprised to find technology law was not a buzzing area of discussion
Dell Med students are administering free whooping cough vaccines to medically underserved areas in Austin
May 1, 2019
The initiative began when Katie Jenson, a first-year student at Dell Medical School, saw Austin Public Health’s 2017 Austin Critical Health Indicators report.
Student’s experience in health care inspired her to launch a course at UT
April 30, 2019
Donthula spent time shadowing many different physicians during her freshman year, and she said she became intrigued by how each physician had their own unique way of interacting with their patients. This sparked her interest in health communication.
New technology research may allow you to play games to keep your heart healthy
April 25, 2019
Nursing researchers, software developers and engineers at UT are collaborating to create a digital game aimed at helping heart failure patients manage their health.
Brooke Owens fellowship winners talk representation in UT aerospace engineering
April 24, 2019
For the second year in a row, a UT aerospace engineering student has won the Brooke Owens Fellowship, a highly competitive program that selects 36 women in engineering across the nation and matches them with paid internships at aerospace companies and organizations.
Dell Seton Medical Center first in Texas to offer new cutting-edge treatment to epilepsy patients
April 16, 2019
Deep brain stimulation for epilepsy is a neurosurgical procedure that places a device under the skin. This device sends electrical impulses to surgically implanted electrodes within certain areas of the brain
Engineering students build eco-friendly doghouses for furry friends
April 16, 2019
This year’s Sustainable Dog House Challenge was an un-fur-gettable experience, with dogs from the Austin Animal Center paying a visit.
Here’s how UT researchers are improving 360 technology
April 10, 2019
Using 360 technology, virtual reality headsets and 360 videos allow people to view spaces as if they were present.
Researchers explore role of racial appearance in STEM retention rates
April 3, 2019
In a paper published in 2018, Melissa Williams, a professor at Emory University, and UT psychology graduate student Julia George-Jones explored the effects of race-related physical appearance on STEM retention rates.
Researchers figure out the last piece of the puzzle in ribosome assembly
March 27, 2019
Researchers from the Taylor and Johnson laboratories at UT collaborated to study the molecular machine we call the ribosome, which plays an important role in using genetic information to make all the proteins in our body.
UT researchers engineer new hybrid-protein to combat disease
March 14, 2019
Cockrell School of Engineering researchers are creating a new molecule that can identify cells infected with cytomegalovirus.
UT graduate student captures the complexities of our brain with stitches and needles
March 13, 2019
Lauren Hewitt is a neuroscience graduate student who studies the electrical activity of neurons in autism-spectrum disorders. She began creating embroidery pieces last year while preparing for her PhD qualifying exam as a way to de-stress.
Behind The Scalpel: Meet the women in charge of Dell Med’s general surgery residency program
March 8, 2019
This year, all chief resident positions at Dell Med’s surgical residency program are held by women.
Gain control of your time: You don’t have to do everything today, says communication studies professor
March 6, 2019
It’s not the clock that’s causing the stress — it’s how you respond to it, communication studies professor Dawna Ballard said.
Working out, eating better go hand in hand
February 27, 2019
Making better dietary choices may be a side effect of working out, according to a new UT study published in the International Journal of Obesity.
Getting fishy: UT fish collection is home to over a million unique specimens
February 20, 2019
UT’s Ichthyology, or fish collection, located at the J.J. Pickle Research Center, is an impressive source of ecological history and data collection, containing more than a million fish specimens.
Science Sprints gather students to tackle science problems on campus
February 17, 2019
UT students participated in Science Sprints on Saturday to tackle science-related problems across campus.
UT researchers emphasize parent-child dynamic in anxiety treatment
February 13, 2019
Through the Texas Child Study Center’s Childhood Anxiety Treatment Enhancement study, researchers are analyzing the benefits of adding a parent-training component to cognitive behavioral therapy for youth anxiety.
Radical Hope syllabus encourages hope in the face of world environmental problems
February 13, 2019
The Radical Hope syllabus, formatted similar to a college syllabus, is an online collection of resources for those interested in ecological issues and sustainability.
Health Leadership Apprentice Program hopes to create student leaders in health care
February 7, 2019
The Health Leadership Apprentice program at Dell Medical School aims to connect students with faculty and resources at the medical school to work on projects that will transform health care.
UT’s 2019 Energy Week set to kick off this week with hot button issues in energy
February 3, 2019
This week, energy experts from across industry, academia and government sectors will gather on campus to speak at the 2019 UT Energy Week.
Researchers investigate correlation between sleep disturbance, Alzheimer’s Disease
January 30, 2019
UT researchers are working on a large clinical trial, Memories 2, to evaluate how sleep disturbance might accelerate or impact the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Women in STEM Career panel opens up conversation about working women
January 29, 2019
The Association for Women in Science at UT launched their inaugural event, the Women in STEM Career Panel, on Monday.
New master’s program seeks to transform health care delivery
January 24, 2019
The Master of Science in Health Care Transformation program, a joint project between Dell Medical School and the McCombs School of Business, is currently accepting applicants for the class of 2020.
New initiative Launch Years strives to implement math that matters
January 22, 2019
The Dana Center, which focuses on improving STEM education, is bringing together math educators from K-12 with those at the college and university level to develop Launch Years.
UT researchers weigh in on vote to redefine the kilogram
December 5, 2018
Mass is modernizing. A recent vote in France is changing the way we define the kilogram.
Podcast ‘STEM Fatale’ showcases STEMtastic women in history
November 28, 2018
You’ve heard of Albert Einstein. You’ve heard of Stephen Hawking. But have you heard of Eugenie Clark or Sally Ride? Podcast “STEM Fatale” aims to teach more people about historical women in STEM.
Taste of Science: Spilling tea on the tea versus coffee debate
November 14, 2018
Tea bags or coffee beans, what’s the real tea? They may be more similar than we think.
Everyone knows Jackson Reyna is an avid scientist. But for 20 years, no one knew he was transgender
November 11, 2018
Everyone knows senior chemistry Jackson Reyna is an avid scientist — it’s an inherent part of who he is. But for 20 years, no one knew an equally important part of Reyna: he is transgender.
Psychology course requirement raises student concerns, ethical debate
November 8, 2018
Write a paper, or participate in research. In PSY 301, this choice is mandatory.
Researchers tackle spider phobia with virtual reality
October 23, 2018
In a recent study, UT psychology researchers teamed up with the UT3D program to develop an immersive, 3D video exposure-based therapy for arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders. Then, they recruited people to undergo the study and face their fear.
Bacterial discovery could lead to a vaccine for traveler’s diarrhea
October 10, 2018
A new bacterial discovery by UT researchers could help you spend more of your vacations hitting the beach instead of the toilet.
Taste of Science: Cracking down on the keto diet
October 3, 2018
The war between carbs and bread is dead. Despite recent hype in popular media, UT experts crack down on the keto diet and say that a high-fat, low-carb diet may not be as effective as people think.
Gut-on-a-chip could transform intestinal disease modeling
September 19, 2018
A new innovation developed by UT researchers involving guts on a microchip may end the era of lab rats and petri dishes in the study of human disease.