News: Chemistry

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


Five Lessons from UT Austin Science about Planning for Living with Heat

In our endless summer, research on heat impacts offers insights on how best to adapt.

CNS Scientists have been applying their research in ways that will help communities respond to heat.

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New Materials That Could Transform Our Lives Are in the Works at UT Austin

The Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials received new funding for materials research from the National Science Foundation.

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UT Austin Ranks among Top U.S. Universities in Nature Index

Among U.S. universities, UT ranks 17th in natural sciences, 8th in physical sciences and 7th in chemistry.

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New Material Transforms Light, Creating New Possibilities for Sensors

A group of scientists and engineers that includes researchers from The University of Texas at Austin has created a new class of materials that can...

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New Imaging Tool Shines a Light on Role of GlycoRNAs in Cancer and Immunity

The previously unknown molecule was just discovered two years earlier and appears to play important roles in health.

Illustration of the ARPLA system detecting glycoRNAs


Page Selected as a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for 2023

Selected faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, possess a strong body of scholarship and exhibit a high regard for education.

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Hear from Three Seniors Among This Year’s Graduates of Distinction

Several graduating seniors from CNS have been recognized for their distinctive accomplishments, including the three individuals highlighted here.

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U.S. News Ranks UT Austin Among Best in U.S. for Graduate Studies

The 2023-2024 rankings have updated information for computer science, math, physics and chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. All have top-10 ranked specialties...

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New Model Could Yield Clues about Diseases Related to Chromosome Packing

The most accurate quantitative model yet for understanding the role of condensin during cell division is also visually stunning.

3D model depicting how the condensin molecules prompt the folding process


Newfound Link Between Alzheimer’s and Iron Could Lead to New Medical Interventions

A novel imaging method using DNA-based fluorescent sensors is yielding new insights about the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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