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Spotify and collab to create DNA playlist

October 26, 2018

If your genetic information had a soundtrack, what would it sound like? Spotify, a popular music streaming service, and AncestryDNA, a DNA-testing company, have partnered together to answer that question....

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UT, SeaWorld to open sustainable sea turtle attraction

October 19, 2018

The UT Marine Science Institute partnered with SeaWorld San Antonio to open a new, sustainable sea turtle attraction next year. Sally Palmer, communications coordinator for the institute, said UT had...

UT receives grant to study nighttime agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease

May 4, 2017

Researchers at the UT School of Nursing want to make it easier for people with Alzheimer’s to get a good night’s sleep. The UT School of Nursing, along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,...

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UT grad student awarded 2017 Google Ph.D. Fellowship

May 4, 2017

Yu-Chuan Su, UT computer science graduate student, is being paid by Google to get his Ph.D.   Su is one of 33 people from North America, Europe and the Middle East to receive a 2017 Google Ph.D....


Fat cells play pivotal role in uridine and glucose regulations

April 11, 2017

During times of fasting, fat cells actually help the body regulate the metabolism, according to a recent study by UT Southwestern Medical Center. Fat cells help regulate glucose metabolism through uridine,...


Grant will allow UT researchers to be left out in the cold

March 27, 2017

A $5.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help UT researchers study the Arctic’s coastal ecosystems.  The grant will allow researchers to track how natural climate cycles...

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UTD professors teach chemistry through Minecraft

March 9, 2017

Minecraft may become the building block to a solid understanding of chemistry.  UT Dallas professors have developed Polycraft World, additional content for Minecraft, that teaches players about...

SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event to showcase latest technological innovations

March 8, 2017

SXSW’s Accelerator Pitch Event will offer audiences a glimpse into the future of technology. During this event, 50 interactive technology companies from around the world will present their latest...

Computer science department grows Austin economy

February 27, 2017

UT computer scientists are reprogramming the Austin economy.  This month the Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized Bruce Porter, chair of the UT Department of Computer Science, with the Economic...

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UT Energy Week holds panel, talks power outages

February 9, 2017

Fourteen years ago, a software bug in the alarm system of a FirstEnergy Corp. control room led to the most widespread power outage in the United States. Over 55 million people in both the U.S. and Canada...