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Mapping tool shows how infant death rates vary across Texas
February 27, 2018
The UT System released a new mapping tool that shows the distribution of infant death rates across Texas.
Exercise may help with smoking cessation
February 19, 2018
A UT-Austin study is currently looking at ways to help people quit smoking through an integrated exercise intervention.
Site accreditation could improve the efficiency of clinical trials
February 12, 2018
A recent article co-authored by the dean of Dell Medical School suggests that creating a voluntary system of site accreditation could improve the clinical trial system.
UT researchers explain the timing of flu pandemics
January 22, 2018
UT researchers developed a computational model to explain why flu pandemics often emerge in the spring and summer months.
UT System develops initiative to address physician burnout
December 7, 2017
As burnout rates rise among physicians, the UT system is developing its first large-scale initiative to tackle the issue.
American Academy of Pediatrics releases policy statement on weight stigmatization
November 30, 2017
A policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and co-authored by a Dell Medical School professor, addresses an often neglected issue surrounding body weight — weight stigmatization.
Green schoolyards can improve children’s mental and physical health
November 19, 2017
Research suggests that creating greener schoolyards may improve children’s mental and physical health.
Use of big data can transform police practices
November 6, 2017
Although “big data” analytics have traditionally been associated with reshaping fields such as finance and healthcare, a recent study suggests that massive amounts of digitized information are also transforming police practices.
Researchers challenge established observation about cancer fuel
October 17, 2017
A new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers is challenging one of the oldest assumptions about how cancer is fueled.
UT professor analyzes abortion barriers in Great Britain
October 8, 2017
Despite the perceived widespread accessibility of abortion services in Great Britain, a new study led by Abigail Aiken, assistant professor of public affairs, suggests that there are still potential barriers to abortion access in Great Britain.
Behind the Nobel win: uncovering circadian rhythm mechanisms
October 4, 2017
Michael W. Young was awarded the Nobel Prize for pioneering research on circadian rhythms, which are our internal clocks.
Later musical training linked to improved decision-making skills
September 29, 2017
Recent research at UT-Austin suggests that later, rather than early, musical training is linked to improved cognitive decision-making.
Laptop use is linked to lower academic performance
September 14, 2017
Research suggests that laptop use during lecture may result in worse performance on final exams.