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UT-Austin researchers develop low-cost water filter from tree seeds, cotton balls

UT-Austin researchers develop low-cost water filter from tree seeds, cotton balls

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 21, 2022

A UT-led team of researchers developed a low-cost, regenerative filter that removes viruses and bacteria from water using two simple, unprocessed ingredients: tree seeds and cotton balls. Viruses are...

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UT-Austin researcher finds sanctuary policies lower crime rates

Madeline Duncan, News Reporter July 21, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 19, 2022 flipbook. Sanctuary counties that didn’t enforce immigration laws saw lower amounts of violent crime and property crime, according...

Oil, gas production activity found to be likely cause of earthquakes in West Texas, New Mexico by UT-Austin researchers

Oil, gas production activity found to be likely cause of earthquakes in West Texas, New Mexico by UT-Austin researchers

Morgan Severson, News Reporter July 14, 2022

UT researchers found oil and gas production activities are the likely cause of increased earthquakes in West Texas and New Mexico, according to a recent study.  The Delaware Basin, stretching through...

Researchers discover frog-eating bats remember ringtones after years in the wild

Researchers discover frog-eating bats remember ringtones after years in the wild

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 12, 2022 flipbook. A group of researchers led by a UT grad student discovered that wild frog-eating bats can remember sounds their prey make...

UT researchers receive grant to improve reconstructive breast surgery

UT researchers receive grant to improve reconstructive breast surgery

Koshik Mahapatra, News Reporter July 11, 2022

Researchers from UT and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an accurate model of the breast for reconstructive surgery.  This...

UT researchers discover first viruses in ancient archaea, a possible key to origins of complex life

UT researchers discover first viruses in ancient archaea, a possible key to origins of complex life

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 11, 2022

UT researchers have made the first discovery of viruses infecting ancient archaea that may further scientists’ current understanding of the origins of life.  Asgard Archaea are ancient prokaryotes...

UT, Texas A&M researchers develop e-tattoo that can continuously monitor blood pressure

UT, Texas A&M researchers develop e-tattoo that can continuously monitor blood pressure

Claire Stevens, News Reporter July 7, 2022

A team of scientists at UT and Texas A&M developed a new “electronic tattoo” that can continuously monitor blood pressure, providing key insights that could help identify and understand conditions...

Rising temperatures projected to decrease tomato production

Rising temperatures projected to decrease tomato production

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 7, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 6, 2022 flipbook. The global processing tomato production is projected to decrease 6% by 2050, a recent study co-authored by UT researchers found...

Newly discovered river belt rule helps scientists analyze ancient, extraterrestrial rivers

Newly discovered river belt rule helps scientists analyze ancient, extraterrestrial rivers

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 27, 2022

New findings by UT researchers may help scientists identify the geometry and patterns of dried-up ancient rivers, such as the 3.5 billion-year-old rivers that once flowed on Mars, and provide insight for...

34-year-long bacterial experiment comes to UT-Austin

34-year-long bacterial experiment comes to UT-Austin

Rylie Lillibridge, News Reporter June 27, 2022

A 34-year-long experiment on E. Coli to understand how bacteria grow, reproduce and develop new traits found a new home at UT on June 21.  Originally founded by Richard Lenski at the University of...

UT-Austin study finds Supreme Court is more conservative than 75% of public

Madeline Duncan, News Reporter June 26, 2022

The United States Supreme Court is more conservative than 75% of Americans, according to research from a UT professor.  Stephen Jessee, an associate government professor, led a decade-long study that...

Colonialism produces gaps in scientific understanding of Caribbean, researchers find

Colonialism produces gaps in scientific understanding of Caribbean, researchers find

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 26, 2022

The Caribbean is a region recognized for its rich biodiversity, but the long-standing legacy of colonialism continues to create gaps in scientists’ understanding of the area’s natural history. This...

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