Topic: College of Natural Sciences

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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Stone Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

Nov. 3, 2017
Everett Stone UT Emerging Inventor of the Year 2017

Everett Stone, a research assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences, has been named the 2017 Emerging Inventor of the Year by the university’s Office of Technology Commercialization.

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Why Do Flu Pandemics Come At the End of Flu Season?

Oct. 19, 2017
Seasonal flu epidemic spread

Using supercomputer simulations, biologists may have solved a lonstanding mystery about the timing of global flu outrbreaks

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