Topic: College of Liberal Arts

Cruz’s Lead Widens, Clinton Stays Strong in UT/TT Poll

June 22, 2015
Results of the Republican Primary Poll

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain front-runners among Republican and Democratic primary voters in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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Study Links Heartbeat to Female Libido

June 19, 2015
Heartbeat

Sexual dysfunction in women can be linked to low resting heart rate variability, a finding that could help clinicians treat the condition, according to a study by psychologists from UT Austin.

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Upcoding Inflates Medicare Costs in Excess of $2 Billion

June 18, 2015
Michael Geruso

Medicare, which is already the costliest public health insurance program in the world, is costing taxpayers an excess of $2 billion annually because of a practice called “upcoding” in private Medicare Advantage plans, according to research by an economist at UT Austin.

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Anthropologists Find Clues in Ancient DNA

May 28, 2015
Rick Smith, UT Austin anthropology researcher

A new study by UT Austin anthropologists shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.

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Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015
Texting

Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at UT Austin.

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