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Defeating Whooping Cough

Pertussis, or whooping cough, kills 200,000 children each year, but a UT researcher’s work holds new promise. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly...

 
 

Exposed to Deluge of Digital Photos, We Feel the Effects of Image Overload

by Rebecca Macmillan, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they’re online “almost constantly.”...

 
 

From Cheating Voles, Lessons on Evolution of Behavior

On account of their sheer abundance, prairie voles, a species of small Midwestern rodent, are what conservationists call a “species of least concern;” in other...

 
 

Total Recall: UT Researchers Shed Light on Memory

Let’s say it’s the morning of your first day of college. You’ve memorized your schedule, mapped out your route, and taken off 20 minutes early. But when you...

 
 

Just What the Doctor Ordered

When it comes to exercise, UT geneticist Molly Bray doesn’t believe in the old adage that something is better than nothing. She argues that mentality can do more...

 
 

In the Loop

A crackerjack team of UT students is competing to change the way we travel. Imagine commuting from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back in one night after attending...

 
 

Meet the World’s Biggest Telescope

The view from the remote, barren Andes Mountains in northern Chile stretches for miles, over waves of bare, dun-colored peaks rolling to each horizon. More importantly,...

 
 

UT Researchers: Running May Help Treat PTSD

The physical benefits of exercise, particularly running, have long been established. But researchers have begun to expand the understanding of mental benefits...

 
 

Football and Brain Injury: “Something Needs to Change”

Doctors diagnose more than 200 concussions in NFL players each year. That’s unacceptable, says Shyam Popat, BA ’15, especially considering the long-term consequences...

 
 

UT Scientists Open Can of Worms on Animal Magnetic Field Detection

For centuries, people have wondered how animals navigate, and the source of many species’ keen sense of direction has long been unclear. But now UT researchers...

 
 
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