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Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards Grant for Study Abroad Scholarships to China

The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded $150,000 to the Study Abroad Office at The University of Texas at Austin to provide about 45 scholarships for first-generation college students to study in China.

Growing Economy Sparks Change in Chinese Mating Preferences, Research Shows

As China's economy continues to grow, more young adults desire potential mates with good financial prospects, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Wenchuan Earthquake Mudslides Emit Greenhouse Gas

Wenchuan Earthquake Mudslides Emit Greenhouse Gas

Mudslides that followed the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan, China earthquake, ranked by the U.S. Geological Survey as the 11th deadliest earthquake ever recorded, may release an amount of carbon-dioxide in upcoming decades equivalent to two percent of current annual global carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion, a new study shows. Mudslide near the epicenter of…   » Continue Reading

Experts Available to Discuss the 2008 Olympic Games

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games will be held Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China. More than 10,000 athletes are expected to compete in the games, including 18 current or former University of Texas at Austin student-athletes.