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Doctors and Patients Have a New Tool to Aid in Conversations About Diet

Physicians will be able to get assistance from a new artificial intelligence system designed by nutrition researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Dense Bacterial Populations Create Mutant Breeding Grounds for Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have found a new contributor to antibiotic resistance: bacterial swarms that create ideal breeding grounds to evolve...

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Inspired by Biology, Physicists Make More Efficient Motors

Learn about how UT Austin physicists are using human muscles to design more efficiently designed robots.

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Can Robots and Humans Co-exist in Public? UT Campus Study Will Offer Answers

Autonomous robots will soon rove the buildings and streets of The University of Texas at Austin campus.

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‘Smart Plastic’ Material is Step Forward Toward Soft, Flexible Robotics and Electronics

New plastic has rigid and stretchy sections inspired by living things.

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Department of Energy Selects Timothy Liao for Graduate Student Research Program

UT Austin's Timothy Liao has been selected to participate in a research program where he will develop computational tools for material design and discovery.

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Seven Natural Sciences Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Learn about faculty members from UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences who have been awarded CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation.

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7 Insights About Aging from College of Natural Sciences Researchers

In honor of International Day of Older Persons, learn about insights from UT Austin researchers related to aging and older individuals.



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New Research Advances Fight Against Human Metapneumovirus

New findings could lead to a vaccine for one more respiratory virus.

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