Press Releases

UT/TT Poll: Family Separations, Guns and Elections

June 28, 2018
Texas Capitol

In the latest edition of the UT/TT Poll, Texas voters weigh in on some of the nation’s most contentious issues — border detention centers, school shootings, NAFTA — and offer insight into the upcoming elections.

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New Nerve Gas Detector Built with Legos and a Smartphone

June 27, 2018
Nerve gas detector created using Legos and a smartphone.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a way to detect the presence, type and concentration of nerve agents in the field using Legos, a smartphone and a chemical sensor.

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Two UT Professors Recognized for Raising the Bar in Teaching

June 21, 2018
Erika Bsumek, Mark Daniels

Erika Bsumek, associate professor of history, and Mark Daniels, professor of mathematics, have been recognized for their commitment to student success with the 2018 Regents' Oustanding Teaching Award. 

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Fish’s Use of Electricity May Shed Light on Human Illnesses

June 21, 2018
Brienomyrus brachyistius

Weakly electric fish, commonly called baby whales, use brief electrical pulses to sense the world around them and communicate. By studying these fish, scientists may unlock clues about conditions like epilepsy. 

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DNA Barcodes That Reliably Work

June 20, 2018

A new method for correcting errors that creep into DNA barcodes, labels used in a wide range of biological experiments, yields far more accurate results and paves the way for more ambitious medical research in the future.

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