Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Outnumbered and on Others’ Turf, Misfits Sometimes Thrive

May 31, 2017
Stickleback Fish From a Stream and a Lake

A long-held prediction in evolutionary theory, that misfits are losers, doesn't always hold.

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First Step Taken Toward Epigenetically Modified Cotton

May 31, 2017
Partly Harvested Cotton Field

New map shows which genes are turned on or off in wild and domesticated cotton, with clues for breeding better cotton varieties.

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Water a Key Factor in Carbon Emissions from Soil

May 30, 2017
Soil microbes

Researchers from UT Austin have found that soil microbes from historically wetter sites emit significantly more carbon than microbes from historically drier regions.

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Discovery Might Help Prevent Dangerous Infections

May 22, 2017
Pseudomonas bacteria forming a biofilm

Special coatings on medical devices and hospital surfaces might block dangerous microbial biofilms from forming.

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Universal Chemical Sensor Could Help Boost Public Health

April 13, 2017
Chemical Sensor

New material enables cheap, fast and portable sensors for a wide range of chemicals that right now cost government and industries large sums to detect.

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