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STEMilies at UT: Dr. Delozanne and O’Halloran
December 5, 2018
The TOAD lab is home to a STEM family … but no actual toads yet.
Potential Alzheimer’s vaccine passes pre-clinical trials
November 29, 2018
Researchers at UT Southwestern have developed a potential DNA vaccine for Alzheimer’s with successful trials on rabbits, monkeys and now mice.
Lasers may boost memory, help treat anxiety
November 15, 2018
Have no fear, lasers are here: UT scientists work on improving anxiety-oriented therapy through non-invasive lasers.
New shrink ray advances biological understanding without damaging cells
November 8, 2018
UT scientists are turning SUVs into small cars with a shrink ray, but at the cellular level.
'Smoke and Mirrors' exhibit clears air on smoking advertisements
October 31, 2018
What makes the exhibit unlike other educational counterparts is its emphasis on the advertisements both for and against smoking.
Healthier Texas Summit explores race
October 28, 2018
Mental and physical consequences of racial inequalities threaded through the topics on the second day of the Healthier Texas Summit, a public-health event.
Professor explains why people enjoy ‘oldies’ music
October 24, 2018
Connections people have with “oldies” music today are far from old and gray. According to psychology professor James Pennebaker, people have always had an intimate connection with music, because it’s closely related to feelings and emotions.
Electric shocks used to study fear, PTSD
October 19, 2018
Shocks and pictures of animals are being used to learn more about PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. Graduate student Gus Hennings and research assistant Mason McClay lead this research at the Dunsmoor Lab
US Army looking to invest in Austin tech scene
October 9, 2018
There’s a new four-star organization in town, and it’s not a hotel: since moving into Austin this August, the Army Futures Command has been getting busy getting ready for Austin tech.
Mother-child Fitbit-like devices aim to alleviate postpartum depression
October 4, 2018
Psychology assistant professor Kaya de Barbaro is creating a mother-child wrist sensor system to improve the mental health of mothers by measuring stress levels and providing encouraging messages. The system would include a wrist sensor on the mother and an ankle sensor on the child.