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Your wacky uncle may be right — college makes people more ‘culturally’ liberal, according to UT researchers

Your wacky uncle may be right — college makes people more ‘culturally’ liberal, according to UT researchers

Madeline Duncan, News Reporter July 28, 2022

The myth that has been spouted by family members at holiday dinners for generations — that college makes students more liberal — may actually be true, according to a study led by UT researchers that...

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Researchers analyze how to rescue weak memories to help in education, PTSD treatment

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 25, 2022

A recent study co-authored by a UT researcher reviews how to rescue weak memories within a few hours before or after memory formation by exposing people to novel or emotional experiences, which could help...

UT researchers create tiny, light-driven motor

UT researchers create tiny, light-driven motor

Koshik Mahapatra, News Reporter July 25, 2022

UT researchers created the first ever solid-state optical nanomotor, which has the potential to power tiny drones and other devices directly from a beam of light. Nanomotors are miniature versions of...

Managing, understanding stress can help students perform better academically, according to research

Managing, understanding stress can help students perform better academically, according to research

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 24, 2022

To counteract the stress of college, students learn skills for minimizing or avoiding academic anxiety in order to manage the challenges they face. A team of researchers aims to change that narrative,...

UT-Austin poll finds majority of Texans oppose abortion ban, support access to contraception

UT-Austin poll finds majority of Texans oppose abortion ban, support access to contraception

Morgan Severson, News Report July 21, 2022

Despite an impending trigger law that will criminalize abortions in most cases in Texas, a majority of the state’s voters oppose a total ban on the procedure, according to the latest poll conducted by...

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...

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