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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Researchers unearth mysteries behind natural ‘DNA scissors,’ CRISPR

Kevin Dural November 15, 2018

Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, CRISPR, is a family of DNA sequences naturally found within unicellular organisms such as bacteria. The sequences provide considerable advantage...

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Taste of Science: Spilling tea on the tea versus coffee debate

Tien Nguyen November 14, 2018

Die-hard coffee fans and dedicated tea lovers have been debating for decades. Coffee addicts swear they can’t survive a day without coffee, and tea-lovers argue that tea is the healthier way to get...

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LGBTQ Youth continue to have higher smoking rates, study says

Joyance Liao Mendoza November 14, 2018

LGBTQ youth continue to have a higher risk of tobacco use relative to their heterosexual and cisgender peers, according to an article published this year in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The...

Experts discuss myths, tips for Epilepsy Awareness Month

Grace Dickens November 14, 2018

It’s estimated one in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their life, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Still, there is very little known about epilepsy in terms of research and...

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2018 Undergraduate Research Showdown winners announced

Grace Dickens November 14, 2018

Four undergraduate students were recognized for their excellence in science communication at the Texas Undergraduate Research Showdown reception held Tuesday at the Main Building. The competition gives...

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Record number of CNS honors program applications follow diversity initiatives

Catherine Vincent November 13, 2018

The applications submitted for the College of Natural Sciences honors programs hit a record amount this year, with over 4,000 applicants so far, and the initiatives to increase diversity are likely the...

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Gym Smarts: Skip stretching, focus on muscle activation before workouts

Cason Hunwick November 13, 2018

You can find them in the corners of the track at Gregory Gymnasium and on the mats outside the Recreational Sports Center weight room: gym-goers laying on a leg, clutching an ankle or stretching to prepare...

Women in High Performance Computing launches Texas chapter, holds first meeting

Sunny Kim November 12, 2018

Women in High Performance Computing launched its Texas chapter this year to provide resources and networking opportunities for women working in computing fields. Melyssa Fratkin, an industrial programs...

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Proposed Space Force unlikely to immediately impact plans of current ROTC cadets

Kevin Dural November 12, 2018

The United States Space Force (USSF), a proposed branch of the U.S. Armed Forces,  will be established in 2020, according to a plan announced by Vice President Mike Pence in August. However, cadets...

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Professors Gary Pope and Livia Eberlin honored at the 8th annual Inventor Awards

Kevin Dural November 12, 2018

The Office of Technology Commercialization at UT hosted its 8th Annual Inventor Awards on Thursday, recognizing the 2018 Inventor and Emerging Inventor of the Year. Petroleum Engineering professor Gary...

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New study links depression and immune system responses

Rahi Dakwala November 12, 2018

Depression and stress have been studied for the psychological effects they have on the human body, but doctors are now looking at how the disease can affect the immune system. The Immune System, Stress...

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Everyone knows Jackson Reyna is an avid scientist. But for 20 years, no one knew he was transgender

Tien Nguyen and Annie L. Zhang November 12, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of The Texan’s series “Raising Voices,” which highlights issues of diversity at UT. Stories are produced in partnership with UT’s...