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Freshman Research Initiative helps freshmen pursue lab experience
August 8, 2018
For incoming freshmen, UT’s Freshman Research Initiative gives them the chance to spend time in a real research lab, opt out of required introductory lab courses and join a community.
Science classes geared to different degree plans
August 6, 2018
UT’s College of Natural Sciences tailors many of its classes to suit the needs of both CNS majors and nonscience students who are required to take introductory courses for their degree plan.
UT neuroscientists discover how fish send short electric signals
July 9, 2018
University of Texas neuroscientists have discovered how the baby whale, a species of fish, uses electrical impulses to navigate murky waters.
UT hosts nation’s largest indoor air quality experiment
June 27, 2018
Researchers from 13 universities across Canada and the U.S. have gathered at UT’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus this summer to conduct the U.S.’ largest indoor air quality experiment to date.
Researchers find proof Higgs boson gives mass to all matter
June 22, 2018
Physicists studying the particles that make up all matter, from atoms to protons to quarks, have long theorized the Higgs field is responsible for giving the universe’s particles their mass. Earlier this month, researchers of the international ATLAS project in Switzerland found proof supporting this theory when they discovered top quarks, one of the particles that make up protons, interacting with Higgs bosons.
UT researchers engineer bacteria to produce more-stable therapeutics
June 12, 2018
A team of UT scientists recently perfected their method of using E. coli to produce more stable versions of therapeutic proteins by making the bacteria healthier. The method was published in the academic journal Nature Biotechnology on June 4, and is already being used to help create therapeutic medicines.
Student startup creates sun-tracking device for solar panels
December 6, 2017
UT-student startup allows solar panels to follow sun movements without extra energy cost.
Honors seminar teaches science skills through improv theater
November 16, 2017
Amira Pollock teaches young scientists positivity, creativity, spontaneity, and acceptance of failure through improv seminar.
UT-Austin supercomputing center provides aid for Children's Optimal Health
November 9, 2017
The UT Austin Texas Advanced Computing Center is providing data storage and security for Children’s Optimal Health.
Study: Consumers tend to overeat healthy foods
November 2, 2017
There is such a thing as eating too much healthy food, and a study from the McCombs School of Business has found that people tend to overeat when they believe the food they are eating is healthy.
UT professor receives grant to assess polarity changes in cancer cells
October 26, 2017
Dan Dickinson of UT’s molecular biosciences department received a $2 million grant for his previous work in developing a device for analyzing protein interactions in polarizing cells.
UT researchers plan to deliver plant medicine through parasites
October 23, 2017
In a new inter-university research project, aphids will inject vaccine-like molecules into at-risk crops.
UT researchers propose methods of supermassive black hole formation
October 16, 2017
The origin of supermassive black holes has long puzzled astronomers, but researchers may have found one possible solution.
Geosciences graduate student estimates carbon footprint
October 2, 2017
Jackson School of Geosciences graduate student Elbin Collado calculated the college’s carbon footprint in collaboration with the School of Architecture’s Center for Sustainable Development.
CNS students submit research to Visualizing Science contest
September 27, 2017
Scientists from across CNS show off the artistic side of science by submitting images of their research to the Visualizing Science contest.
Oil exposure negatively affects reef fish behavior
September 13, 2017
A recent study by UT Marine Science Institute researchers showed just how pervasive the after-effects of oil spills can be.