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Marissa Burgermaster: Breaking Down Your ‘Gut’ Feelings on Nutrition

Food is one of many factors impacting health, but it can be one of the most difficult to solve for — requiring understanding of nutrition...

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Food for Thought: Nutrition Researcher Embraces the Toughest Subjects

Beth Widen, a nutrition researcher at The University of Texas at Austin, is seeking to untangle the complex relationship between nutrition in pregnancy and infancy...

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Integrative Biology Professor Studies Critical Link between Plants and Pollinators

University of Texas at Austin integrative biology professor Shalene Jha studies critical link in the web of life: plants and pollinators.

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New Department Chair Aims to Improve Youth Mental Health Through Research

Gabriela Livas Stein hopes to build on research strengths in UT Austin’s Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.

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Award-winning Math Faculty Member Bill Wolesensky is Outstanding in his Field

The lifelong farmer and award-winning math teacher discusses how math changed him and how it can change the world.

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Eyes on the Next Pandemic

Lauren Ancel Meyers leads a National Science Foundation-funded pilot grant to establish the UT Center for Pandemic Decision Science.

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For LGBTQ+ Texans, Closing the Health Disparity Gap

Phillip Schnarrs & Stephen T. Russell are collaborating with others to make Austin an epicenter of community-driven LGBTQ+ research.

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UT Austin a Key Player in Science’s Hottest Research Areas for 2023

Researchers at UT Austin are involved in some of the most exciting areas of science and driving groundbreaking discoveries and technologies that impact our world.

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Oh Bee-have! UT Scientist’s Book for Children Highlights the Many Facets of Bees

Felicity Muth's fascination with insects from a young age has led her to a career of researching bee cognition and sharing her knowledge with others.

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Amateur Scientists Have Helped Astronomers Identify Nearly a Quarter-Million Galaxies

Astronomers on a historically ambitious and massive galaxy-mapping mission have activated more than 10,000 amateur scientists in 85 countries to help in their quest. Now...

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