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Exclusion in STEM classrooms lead to lower graduation rates for minority students, UT study says

July 21, 2019

Black and Latinx students pursuing careers in STEM face obstacles their white peers do not, making them more likely to leave those majors without receiving a degree, UT researchers say. “Individuals...

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UT researchers develop new approach to scheduling doctor visits

July 12, 2019

Long wait times and a merry-go-round of doctor referrals have been staples of traditional medicine, but some UT researchers are trying to change that. Operations management researchers and physicians...

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UT researchers find treatment for food poisoning-related infections

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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UT researchers create ultrathin e-tattoo to monitor heart

July 2, 2019

Wearable medical devices could be the future in keeping hearts healthy.  UT researchers said they have developed the thinnest and most flexible electronic tattoo for the continuous monitoring of...

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UT tackles climate change, resource management with multidisciplinary approach

June 25, 2019

The population of Texas is expected to double to 55 million by the year 2050, according to the Texas Demographic Center. In 2016, UT established Planet Texas 2050, a multiyear and multidisciplinary...

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Former UT System Regent Wallace Hall speaks on admission scandal

June 18, 2019

Former UT System Regent Wallace Hall said there is innate corruption in higher education at a discussion held Wednesday in light of the college admissions scandals.  During the event, hosted by...

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Political violence against women is increasing worldwide, UT researchers find

June 13, 2019

Womens’ increasing demands for equal rights have been met across the globe with widespread political violence, according to a new report by UT researchers. The number of events featuring political...

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Policymakers, researchers discuss wind, solar subsidies

May 3, 2019

Subsidies for wind energy are up in the air at the Texas State Capitol. Both Senate Bill 2232 and House Bill 2908 have been proposed to commission studies to scrutinize government subsidies for wind...

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UT researchers help expose Russian GPS spoofing

April 30, 2019

Editor’s note: Quotes and information from the nonprofit C4ADS are attributed to the organization and not an individual due to privacy concerns. UT researchers, in association with the nonprofit...

UT Researcher discovers potential target for Tylenol overdose

April 19, 2019

Researchers at UT have found a new method to help combat Tylenol overdoses. Tylenol, also known as an over-the-counter acetaminophen product, is found in many over-the-counter drugs as well as...

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UT researchers find new species of ancient monkey that fills in evolutionary gap

April 1, 2019

UT researchers discovered a new species of ancient monkeys during field work in Kenya, bridging a gap in the history of old world monkey evolution. The new species, called Alophia metios , was discovered...

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Researchers identify disease outbreak hotspots using vaccine exemptions amid obstacles

March 15, 2019

A proposed Texas bill would prohibit the Department of State Health Services from recording the number of individuals claiming a vaccine exemption in public schools.  House Bill 1490, filed by...

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Shell executive talks company’s energy transitions

March 6, 2019

As climate change becomes an increasingly prevalent issue, the push for more environmental responsibility is coming from unexpected sources — oil and gas companies. Yuri Sebregts, chief technology...

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UT researchers examine air pollution impact on public health

February 20, 2019

UT researchers are looking into the long-term effects of air pollution on public health.  Corwin Zigler, associate professor in the Department of Women’s Health at the Dell Medical Center,...

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UT Energy Week hosts discussion on electric vehicles

February 6, 2019

UT Energy Week kicked off with a panel discussion over electric vehicles and the challenges the market faces.  According to a report by the International Energy Agency, the number of electric vehicles...