Topic: School of Biological Sciences

Robotic Frogs Help Turn a Boring Mating Call into a Serenade

July 15, 2013

With the help of a robotic frog, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for female túngara frogs.

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Damilola Olatayo: "I'm an Advocate for Learning"

May 13, 2013

Disappearing Acts: Arctic Ice, Languages, 3D Objects

April 10, 2013
Disappearing Acts: Arctic Ice, Languages, 3D Objects

Professor Ken Dunton talks about the changing arctic in a video picked up by The Atlantic. See the video and read more major media hits by UT researchers.

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Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers

Jan. 23, 2013

Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol. Amphetamine addiction is also harder to extinguish in the socially isolated rats. These effects, which are described this week in the journal Neuron, persist even after the rats are reintroduced into the community of other rats.

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Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

Jan. 17, 2013

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos.

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