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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

Katy Nelson May 6, 2021
Certain common nervous system cells can change their function to facilitate blood vessel repair and recovery after a stroke, potentially paving the way for new brain injury treatments, according to an April 27 study by UT researchers.
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UT-Austin, New York researchers find hepatitis C drugs may improve existing COVID-19 treatments

Claire Stevens May 6, 2021
Drugs approved to treat hepatitis C could boost the efficacy of the only antiviral approved to combat COVID-19 by as much as tenfold when administered together, according to a paper co-authored by a UT researcher.
Dell Medical School’s collaborative program aims to improve access to substance, opioid use disorder treatment in Texas hospitals

Dell Medical School’s collaborative program aims to improve access to substance, opioid use disorder treatment in Texas hospitals

Kiernan McCormick May 6, 2021
A UT program at Dell Medical School is working to bring accessible treatment to people with substance and opioid use disorder during acute hospitalization, or short-term inpatient medical care.
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Graduate students discuss insurance plan changes at Board of Regents meeting

Sheryl Lawrence May 5, 2021

The graduate student-led organization, Underpaid at UT, spoke at the UT System Board of Regents meeting Wednesday to address changes in their health insurance that will be in effect Sept. 1. Student...

Online learning increases accessibility for disabled students

Online learning increases accessibility for disabled students

Casey Ellis May 5, 2021

While some students and professors are eager to return to normal operations after more than a year of mostly online classes, some disabled students at UT said certain features of online learning have made...

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Black President’s Leadership Council begins work with UT-Austin administration to fulfill demands laid out by Black student community

Skye Seipp May 5, 2021

After the Black President’s Leadership Council began working with the University on action items to improve the Black student experience on campus in April, some council members worry about whether the...

Longhorn Racing showcases new generation of solar car

Longhorn Racing showcases new generation of solar car

Kevin Vu May 2, 2021
UT student organization Longhorn Racing displayed the new generation of their solar car, the first new design in nine years, at their virtual annual showcase April 24.
UT-Austin history professor releases second report on “The Eyes of Texas,” details 100 problems with the song

UT-Austin history professor releases second report on “The Eyes of Texas,” details 100 problems with the song

Samantha Greyson May 1, 2021

History professor Alberto Martínez outlined 100 problems with “The Eyes of Texas” and called for the song to be removed in his second report addressing the song and a faculty petition released Saturday. “If...

UT-Austin Latino diversity initiative Project MALES celebrates 10-year anniversary

UT-Austin Latino diversity initiative Project MALES celebrates 10-year anniversary

Kaushiki Roy April 30, 2021

UT program Project MALES, which supports Latino educational success, celebrated its tenth anniversary this Thursday.  Project MALES, Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success, is a research-based...

University employees navigate paid leave policies

University employees navigate paid leave policies

Laurie Grobe April 30, 2021

When Elsa Ramos, senior financial aid counselor for the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, slipped and fell in 2019, she had to get spinal fusion surgery. By using the University’s Sick Leave...

Autistic students discuss the effects of online learning, COVID-19 pandemic

Autistic students discuss the effects of online learning, COVID-19 pandemic

Sheryl Lawrence April 30, 2021

Trigger warning: This article contains discussion of suicidal ideation. Autistic students who face accessibility barriers in day-to-day life have experienced different levels of comfort with online...

Proactive community testing remains as more people get vaccinated

Proactive community testing remains as more people get vaccinated

Samantha Greyson April 30, 2021

Participants in UT’s Proactive Community Testing program have decreased as vaccination efforts have increased, with only 1,800 COVID-19 tests administered to students last week. However, PCT program...