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UT-Austin researchers find link between asteroid, dinosaur extinction

Kevin Vu March 3, 2021

UT researchers, in collaboration with experts around the world, discovered asteroid dust within a crater in the Yucatán Peninsula that links the extinction of 75% of life on Earth, including the...

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UT-Austin researchers identify how remdesivir prevents COVID-19

Kevin Vu February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin published a study Jan. 28 explaining how remdesivir,...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci receives 2020 Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership from Dell Med

Kevin Vu January 14, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the leading member of the Trump administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force, received the Ken...

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UT-Austin lab uses robots to help survivors of strokes

Will Brooks February 25, 2020

A UT laboratory is testing a robotic exoskeleton that will be used to assist people who are recovering from a stroke. ReNeu Robotics Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department began creating the exoskeleton...

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UT-Austin scientists make breakthrough in coronavirus research

Nataleah Small February 25, 2020

University scientists made a breakthrough in novel coronavirus research by creating a 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the virus that infects human cells, according to UT News.  Jason McLellan,...

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Nile river is millions of years older than previously thought, according to University scientists

Mariane Gutierrez November 21, 2019

University scientists have discovered the true age of the Nile River to be millions of years older than previously thought. Lead author Claudio Faccenna said geoscientists from the Roma Tre University...

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Researchers discover material that may replace silicon in computer chips

Nataleah Small November 13, 2019

University researchers have discovered a material that may increase the computing speed and data storage capabilities of computer chips.  In September, mechanical engineering researchers published...

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Nanogel technology may boost efficiency of cancer drug delivery

Nataleah Small October 10, 2019

Nanogel technology may help deliver drugs to cancer cells directly while minimizing patient side effects, according to research by University scientists.  According to a study published in the...

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Eels overfished, affect natural Texas ecosystem

Nataleah Small September 26, 2019

There are eels in every major river basin in Texas, but most people do not know about them, said Dean Hendrickson, curator of ichthyology at the Biodiversity Center.  Researchers in the center’s...

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UT researchers find treatment for food poisoning-related infections

Kevin Lokuwaduge July 9, 2019

A breast cancer drug may be the key to treating some food poisoning-related infections, according to a paper published June 26 by UT researchers. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections are a major...

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College of Fine Arts developing climate change escape room

Brynne Herzfeld May 8, 2019

Theatre graduate student Chris Conard has never experienced an escape room. Now, he is helping build one. In an escape room, players solve puzzles to complete a central task within a time limit. Conard...

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UT students, professors use podcasts as form of expression

Kenzie Kowalski May 8, 2019

Touching on topics from news to nutrition, podcasts provide an experience that can be both entertaining and educational.  Although podcasts used to be a practice left to professionals, it is quickly...