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How a CRISPR Protein Might Yield New Tests for Many Viruses

How a CRISPR Protein Might Yield New Tests for Many Viruses

A protein holds open the two strands of a DNA double helix

Molecular Biosciences

How a Plant Stem Cell Commits to Its Fate and How Plant Growth Stays in Check

Insights into growth processes and disease require knowing more about how stem cells commit to differentiation when life is developing.

Three small plant seedlings with small white flowers


Right Place, Right Time

Like the Hubble Space Telescope before it, the James Webb Space Telescope has the potential to change the course of astronomy and inspire a new...

The image is divided horizontally by an undulating line between a cloudscape forming a nebula along the bottom portion and a comparatively clear upper portion. Speckled across both portions is a starfield, showing innumerable stars of many sizes. The smallest of these are small, distant, and faint points of light. The largest of these appear larger, closer, brighter, and more fully resolved with 8-point diffraction spikes.


Health Benefits of Wind Power Rely on Which Fossil Fuel Plants It Replaces

Health benefits of using wind energy instead of fossil fuels could quadruple if the most polluting power plants are selected for dialing down, new study...

Row of wind turbines at sunset


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.

A woman looks at a bee on her finger

UT News

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.

A doctor talks to a patient as both are smiling

UT News

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...

A telescope dome glows under a starry sky


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...

Overlapping pink and purple circles surrounded by dandelion seeds.


Inspired by Biology, Physicists Make More Efficient Motors

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

A motor with an orange longhorn logo