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From the College of Natural Sciences

Contaminants Become Us

The contaminants in our food, water, soil and air may be changing not just us but our children and grandchildren as well.

Does Eating Organic Make a Difference?

Nutritional Sciences faculty discusses the benefits of eating organic.

The Pregnancy Twofer

The Pregnancy Twofer

Maternal health epidemiologist Michele Forman explains how healthier habits during pregnancy can improve the lives of mother and child.

Where Gardening Is All but Elementary

Where Gardening Is All but Elementary

In this audio slideshow we visit with 4th grade organic gardeners at the University of Texas Elementary School.

Organics in the Balance

Organics in the Balance

A guide to when and how to eat organic, from the college's expert dietitians.

Before She is a Mother: Q&A with Pediatric Geneticist Huiping Zhu

Before She is a Mother: Q&A with Pediatric Geneticist Huiping Zhu

Zhu and her colleagues are investigating the risk factors for the development of neural tube defects.

Ninety Percent of Preschoolers’ Sack Lunches Reach Unsafe Temperatures

Ninety Percent of Preschoolers’ Sack Lunches Reach Unsafe Temperatures

Parents and the public need to be educated on safe food packing practices in order to prevent bacteria from growing and potentially causing illness.
The Dangers of Cannibalism

The Dangers of Cannibalism

Biochemistry professor Andy Ellington blogs about cannibalism, prions, mad cow disease, and yet one more way in which civilization may be "hosed."

Calorie Restricted Diet Prevents Pancreatic Inflammation and Cancer

Prevention of weight gain with a restricted calorie diet sharply reduced the development of pancreatic lesions that lead to cancer in preclinical research reported today by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. The ...