Topic: College of Natural Sciences

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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NSF Honors Eight Professors with CAREER Awards

April 5, 2017

Eight faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.


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Social Bees Kept Their Gut Microbes for 80 Million Years

March 29, 2017
A common eastern bumble bee, Bombus impatiens, from the U.S.

Bacteria living in the guts of social bees have been passed from generation to generation for 80 million years, evolving into unique strains that can only live in their specific hosts.

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UT Austin Receives $5.6M to Study Alaska’s Arctic Coast

March 15, 2017
Kenneth Dunton and James McClelland near Nuvagapuk Lagoon, Alaska

Researchers will study changes on land and in the ocean that affect the fish and wildlife that native communities depend on.

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