Topic: Department of Integrative Biology

Love Coffee? Make Sure Your Brew is Sustainable

March 31, 2015
Love Coffee? Make Sure Your Brew is Sustainable

Before you brew that next pot of coffee, see why one UT professor says you should make sure it's shade-grown.

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DNA Reveals Local Adoption of New Technologies, Not Migration, Caused Cultural Changes in Ancient Illinois

Dec. 2, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas  DNA samples from North Americans who lived more 1,000 years ago in Illinois reveal that rapid cultural changes came from acceptance of new practices rather than from a population influx into the region, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University.

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As Ebola Kills Some, It May Be Quietly Immunizing Others

Oct. 14, 2014

EbolaAUSTIN, Texas  As Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, it may be silently immunizing large numbers of people who never fall ill or infect others, yet become protected from future infection. If such immunity is confirmed, it would have significant ramifications on projections of how widespread the disease will be and could help determine strategies that health workers use to contain the disease, according to a letter published Tuesday in the Lancet medical journal.

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Diet Affects Men's and Women's Gut Microbes Differently

July 29, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas  The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

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Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

May 28, 2014

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence the diversity of their gut microbes.

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