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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 discover method for safer gene editing with CRISPR tool

UT researchers discover method for safer gene editing with CRISPR tool

Katy Nelson, News Reporter March 25, 2022

University researchers potentially improved a key component of the gene-editing tool CRISPR, ensuring more efficiency and safety during alteration.  CRISPR is a tool used to alter genes by editing...

UT professor receives 3 grants focused on transportation accessibility

UT professor receives 3 grants focused on transportation accessibility

Joelle DiPaolo, News Reporter March 21, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 1, 2022 flipbook. Regional planning professor Alex Karner received three grants totaling over $400,000 for projects investigating transportation...

UT researchers use social network algorithms to identify extinction patterns

UT researchers use social network algorithms to identify extinction patterns

Leena Alali, News Reporter March 21, 2022
The study, which was published Dec. 1, attempts to prove the punctuated equilibrium theory that life on earth consists of long periods of stability followed by short mass extinctions. 
UT receives extended funding for supercomputer, continues assisting scientists in research

UT receives extended funding for supercomputer, continues assisting scientists in research

Katy Nelson, Senior News Reporter March 10, 2022

Stampede2, one of the supercomputers available to University researchers, received a funding extension Feb. 21 to continue supporting scientists with research. The funding will last until June 2023, but...

Researchers develop AI capable of beating top human drivers in Gran Turismo video game

Researchers develop AI capable of beating top human drivers in Gran Turismo video game

Koshik Mahapatra, News Reporter March 6, 2022
The researchers developed GT Sophy, the AI program, using a technique called deep reinforcement learning, which researchers have previously used to train AI to beat humans in games like chess, Go and Jeopardy.
UT researchers create nanocrystal gel with potential in heating and cooling technology

UT researchers create nanocrystal gel with potential in heating and cooling technology

Katy Nelson, News Reporter March 3, 2022
The team wants to eventually turn the gel into films that could be applied to windows to reflect light when it is hot and to allow light in when it is cold. 
UT-Austin researchers create technology to control robots through human brain

UT-Austin researchers create technology to control robots through human brain

Katy Nelson, Senior News Reporter February 17, 2022

UT researchers collaborated with a university in Switzerland to develop a brain-computer interface that allows people with disabilities to control robots that aid them with physical tasks through brain...

UT-Austin graduates sell website created to help people find essentials during COVID-19

UT-Austin graduates sell website created to help people find essentials during COVID-19

Katy Nelson, Senior News Reporter February 17, 2022

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct timeline and spelling of InStok.org, Bryan Leach and Darshan Bhatta. The Texan regrets these errors. Three UT students created the website...

Dell Medical researchers find drug that may dramatically reduce stroke complications

Dell Medical researchers find drug that may dramatically reduce stroke complications

Sonali Menon, News Reporter February 16, 2022
Researchers found that tenecteplase, a newer generation clot-busting drug, works faster than alteplase, which is the standard medication used for treating strokes. 
UT COVID-19 forecasting model assists city in pandemic responses

UT COVID-19 forecasting model assists city in pandemic responses

Leila Saidane, Senior News Reporter February 15, 2022

The UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium has developed a forecasting model that uses city hospital and cell phone mobility data to predict the progression of COVID-19 transmission, assisting the Austin metropolis...

UT joins worldwide study on coping with COVID-19

UT joins worldwide study on coping with COVID-19

Madeline Duncan, News reporter February 15, 2022

UT psychology researchers joined a global research initiative that is currently recruiting participants to study how individuals are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by researchers from the University...

UT fossil study challenges theory about ‘The Great Dying’

UT fossil study challenges theory about ‘The Great Dying’

Katy Nelson, News Reporter February 15, 2022

This article first appeared in the Feb. 11, 2022 flipbook. A study by UT researchers challenges a traditional theory that an ocean acidification event known as “The Great Dying” killed most animals...

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