Topic: Misha Matz

Science fiction meets real biology in "Avatar"

June 7, 2011

In the latest installment of Science Study Break, Dr. Misha Matz of the School of Biological Sciences reveals the real science behind the science fiction world of the film "Avatar."

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Most Extensive Genetic Resource for Reef-Building Coral Created

May 12, 2009

A nearly complete collection of genes for a species of reef-building coral has been assembled by a team led by biologists from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Next-Generation Gene Sequencing Technology Enables Advanced Genomic Research

Jan. 29, 2009

A newly installed next-generation genome analysis technology will help scientists at The University of Texas at Austin rapidly catalog large genomes and further push the boundaries of genomic research.

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Discovery of Giant Roaming Deep Sea Protist Provides New Perspective on Animal Evolution

Nov. 20, 2008

Groove-like tracks on the ocean floor made by giant deep-sea single-celled organisms could lead to new insights into the evolutionary origin of animals, says biologist Mikhail "Misha" Matz from The University of Texas at Austin.

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