Topic: Department of Integrative Biology

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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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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