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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 researchers study ‘COVID brain,’ why patients experience brain fog, depression, and other lingering symptoms post-infection

UT researchers study ‘COVID brain,’ why patients experience brain fog, depression, and other lingering symptoms post-infection

Leila Saidane, News Reporter April 28, 2022

Some individuals who contract COVID-19 struggle with “long COVID,” experiencing lingering acute COVID-19 symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath, in addition to other symptoms like depression...

UT-Austin involved in creating world’s largest international dark sky reserve

UT-Austin involved in creating world’s largest international dark sky reserve

Katy Nelson, Senior News Reporter April 21, 2022

The world’s largest international dark sky reserve opened April 7 through a collaboration of entities that focus on environmental concerns and astronomy in West Texas, including UT’s McDonald Observatory. A...

Coping with Corona study expands to include participant concerns about Russia-Ukraine war 

Coping with Corona study expands to include participant concerns about Russia-Ukraine war 

Madeline Duncan, News Reporter April 19, 2022

A global research initiative meant to examine how COVID-19 is affecting people’s mental health recently added the Russia-Ukraine war to its study in an effort to better understand how people respond...

UT family asthma study branches out to local school districts

UT family asthma study branches out to local school districts

Katy Nelson, News Reporter April 17, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 12, 2022 flipbook. A UT program centered on helping Latinx families learn and manage their children's asthma is expanding their recruitment to...

UT-Austin researchers scan lunar time capsule opened for first time in 50 years

UT-Austin researchers scan lunar time capsule opened for first time in 50 years

Koshik Mahapatra , News Reporter April 12, 2022

With the help of UT researchers, NASA scientists scanned and opened one of the last samples of rock and soil collected nearly 50 years ago on the moon during NASA’s Apollo program last month. During...

UT Austin, UC Berkeley researchers discovers bias in AI algorithms

UT Austin, UC Berkeley researchers discovers bias in AI algorithms

Sonali Menon, News Reporter April 7, 2022

A UT researcher identified errors in the training of artificial intelligence algorithms that could have detrimental impacts on medical imaging as part of a collaborative study with researchers at the University...

Essential workers and low-income individuals face higher COVID-19 risks during lockdowns, UT-Austin researchers find

Essential workers and low-income individuals face higher COVID-19 risks during lockdowns, UT-Austin researchers find

Leila Saidane, Senior News Reporter April 6, 2022

Essential workers, residents in low-income neighborhoods and those that live in densely populated areas face disproportionately higher risks of contracting COVID-19 during lockdown periods, according to...

Free opioid overdose-reversing drug now accessible in some UT libraries

Free opioid overdose-reversing drug now accessible in some UT libraries

Hope Unger, News Reporter April 5, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 1, 2022 flipbook. Naloxone, a nasal spray drug that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, is now available for people to pick up...

UT researchers create map of Gulf of Mexico coastal plain to improve flood predictions

UT researchers create map of Gulf of Mexico coastal plain to improve flood predictions

Koshik Mahapatra, News Reporter April 3, 2022

UT researchers created a map of the Gulf Coastal Plain to show how an overlooked network of water channels creates drainage pathways for floods. Coastal plain areas are places where sediment builds...

UT researchers find potential solution for respiratory virus with structure-based vaccine

UT researchers find potential solution for respiratory virus with structure-based vaccine

Katy Nelson, News Reporter April 3, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 29, 2022 flipbook. Some of the UT researchers involved in creating the structure-based vaccines used against COVID-19 have potentially created...

UT researchers find pandemic disproportionately affects students from marginalized backgrounds

UT researchers find pandemic disproportionately affects students from marginalized backgrounds

Daniela Roscero, News Reporter March 31, 2022

UT researchers found worsening mental health, declining grades and an increase in food insecurity among Texas college students during the COVID-19 pandemic, with students who are women, people of color...

UT researchers examine potential changes in El Niño from climate change

UT researchers examine potential changes in El Niño from climate change

Katy Nelson, Senior News Reporter March 31, 2022

University researchers drilled for ancient corals off the South Pacific Ocean to find out how the climate pattern of El Niño might change as a result of climate change. Although they received inconclusive...

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