Topic: Department of Integrative Biology

James Bull Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 5, 2016
James Bull

Evolutionary biologist James Bull of UT Austin has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

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Sociable Chimps Harbor Richer Gut Microbiomes

Jan. 15, 2016
Chimpanzees interact in Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit beneficial microbes, finds a new study.

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Some Prairie Vole Brains Better Wired for Sexual Fidelity

Dec. 10, 2015
A female vole and her pups, with no male present.

Researchers have found that natural selection drives some male prairie voles to be fully monogamous and others to seek more partners.

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Fish Skin Provides Invisibility in Open Ocean

Nov. 19, 2015
Molly Cummings adjusts the video polarimeter on the automated rotating platform the team used for the study.

Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the ocean, a discovery that could lead to more effective methods of ocean camouflage.

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Researchers Receive $15 Million for Biofuel Crop Study

Oct. 20, 2015

A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid global climate change. 

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