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UT alumnus founds nonprofit to research uses for fungi

May 1, 2017

UT alumnus Daniel Reyes has found one solution to oil spills, pollution and unfiltered water: mushrooms.  As an environmental consultant at Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc., Reyes experienced...


UT professor studies rise and fall of cities

April 25, 2017

When Kasey Faust’s high school physics teacher told her she was going to be an engineer, she laughed.  “I thought engineering was just train conductors,” Faust said. Faust,...


UT Innovation Center gives grants for commercializing research

April 19, 2017

UT’s Innovation Center helps professors bring their research out of the lab and into the hands of consumers. According to the National Academy of Sciences, shortage of funding, lack of business...

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UT physicists are helping create a new type of microscope

April 7, 2017

Good things come in threes: UT physics researchers are helping create a new type of microscope to add to the two existing primary microscope types.  Last month, physics professor Mark Raizen and...

Cancer is not a roll of the dice

March 29, 2017

Your eating and lifestyle habits could help — or hinder — your chances of getting cancer, according to a talk by Harvard nutrition expert Dr. Edward Giovannucci. Giovannucci, a nutrition...


ATX Hack the Traffic event hopes to fix Austin’s traffic problems

March 3, 2017

On Saturday, Austinites will be given the green light to design solutions to the city’s traffic problems.  Austin’s Transportation Department and UT’s Center for Transportation...


Researchers find antibodies that could help develop a vaccine for HIV

February 21, 2017

Researchers have discovered a group of antibodies that puts them on track towards developing a vaccine to treat HIV. Last month, researchers at UT and Duke University published a study in the journal...

UT researchers make cars talk to each other

January 30, 2017

A small car behind an 18-wheeler has a limited perspective to what’s in front of it. UT researchers are working to remedy this by developing technology that will allow cars to see a complete picture...