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Think Globally, But Act Locally When Studying Plants, Animals, Global Warming, Researchers Advise

Think Globally, But Act Locally When Studying Plants, Animals, Global Warming, Researchers Advise

Global warming is clearly affecting plants and animals, but we should not try to tease apart the specific contribution of greenhouse gas driven climate change to extinctions or declines of species at local scales, biologists from The University of Texas at Austin advise.

Science and Business Students Win Top Prize at Biotechnology Case Competition

Science and Business Students Win Top Prize at Biotechnology Case Competition

A team of graduate students from the McCombs School of Business and the College of Natural Sciences won top prize last month at the Wake Forest University Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition.

Texas Leafcutter Ants Aided, But Also Limited, By Cold Tolerant Fungus Crops, Research Shows

Texas Leafcutter Ants Aided, But Also Limited, By Cold Tolerant Fungus Crops, Research Shows

Texas leafcutter ants farm crops of fungus that evolved cold tolerance to Texas winters, just as northern farmers cultivate cold weather crops, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin show in a new paper published in the journal PNAS Early Edition.

Graduate Alumnus Awarded Three-Year Harvard Society Fellowship

Christian Rabeling (Ph.D. 2010), an alumnus of the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution and Human Behavior at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a Junior Fellowship from the Harvard Society of Fellows beginning in July 2011.

Life Science “Study Break” Funded for $10,000 by Credit Union

The Life Science Library has received $10,000 from the University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) to sponsor its popular Science Study Break program. The financial support from UFCU will make it possible for program enhancements, including increased exposure, technology upgrades and a permanent location for Science Study Break over the next two years. Science Study Break…   » Continue Reading

Fluorescent Color of Coral Larvae Predicts Whether They’ll Settle Or Swim

Fluorescent Color of Coral Larvae Predicts Whether They’ll Settle Or Swim

Young staghorn coral that fluoresce redder are less likely to settle and develop into coral polyps than their greener peers, University of Texas at Austin biologists have discovered.

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university's impact in 2010.

Sleepless Honey Bees Miscommunicate, Too, Research at The University of Texas at Austin Shows

Sleepless Honey Bees Miscommunicate, Too, Research at The University of Texas at Austin Shows

In the busy world of a honey bee hive, worker bees need their rest in order to best communicate the location of food to their hive mates, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows.

Plants ‘Remember’ Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

Plants ‘Remember’ Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

The role a key molecule plays in a plant’s ability to remember winter, and therefore bloom in the spring, has been identified by University of Texas at Austin scientists.

Scientists Reveal Criminal Virus Spreaders Using Evolutionary Forensics

The source of HIV infection in two separate criminal cases in which men were convicted of intentionally infecting their female sexual partners was confirmed by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and Baylor College of Medicine using evolutionary forensics.