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From the College of Natural Sciences

Posts highlighting some of the many articles mentioning College of Natural Sciences faculty and students in the media.

News About Texas Longhorn Genetics

A round-up of media coverage for Hillis and McTavish's research on Texas Longhorns.

UT Research Traces Longhorn History to Middle East, India

The longhorn went on quite a journey to become the symbol of Texas.

Dead Zebras in Electrified Cages Show How Anthrax Spreads in Wild

That's not just awesome words we strung together. It's real science.

A New Supermaterial: Nanocellulose

Perfecting the production process could help reduce greenhouse gases.
Report Calls for New Priorities in Breast Cancer Prevention

Report Calls for New Priorities in Breast Cancer Prevention


Environmental factors of breast cancer need to be a research priority, committee says.

HIV Treatment Without Drugs

Genetic "editing" mimics the multi-pronged defenses of the drug cocktail.

Biologist Looks to New Horizons in Gene Research

Same gene mutation involved in both human deafness and a mustard plant growing sideways.

Researchers Create New Bacteria Designed to Improve Vaccines

Sixty one newly generated strains of E. coli may improve some vaccines.

This Is What a Virus Infecting a Cell Looks Like

A video shows the first the first time scientists have observed a virus inserting its tail into a cell to infect it.

Foraging Bees and the Perils of Pavement

Paved areas inhibit bee movement and impact pollination.

UT, Inc.: The Growing Business Side of The University of Texas

Mark Raizen's isotope technology featured in this piece on turning discoveries into business ideas.

Found: The Very First Stars

Researchers use a new telescope to peer deeper into space than ever before.

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank Students?

New studies shed light on the effectiveness of spanking.

A Dying Star Is Reborn in a Lab

“Astronomy has now become an experimental science.”

A New Computer Game 'Bot' Acts Just Like a Real Person

Our bot is better than your bot — as well as your brain.