Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Two Postdocs Receive Fellowships to Study Extrasolar Planets

Jan. 31, 2018
Aaron Rizzuto and Ya-Lin Wu

Two postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin have received the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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How Tiny Tetherballs Can Lead to New Antibiotics

Jan. 10, 2018
Peptide Tethered to a Bacteria

Biologists engineer bacteria to make tiny tetherballs to combat antibiotic-resistant infections

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Gut Microbiome Influenced Heavily by Social Circles

Dec. 7, 2017
lemur_group

Social group membership is the most important influencer on gut microbiome composition, UT study says.

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Improving Cancer Detection with Liquid Biopsies

Nov. 16, 2017
Liquid biopsy

Scientists are developing a set of medical tests called liquid biopsies that can rapidly detect the presence of cancers, infectious diseases and other conditions from only a small blood sample.

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Tiny Bees Play Big Part in Sex Lives of Trees

Nov. 6, 2017
Stingless Bee

When it comes to sex between plants, tiny bees the size of ladybugs play a critical role in promoting the genetic diversity that protects against disease, climate change and other threats.

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