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Feeding Austin

Feeding Austin

Students may not be cooking in Gearing Hall, the iconic home of UT Nutrition, but that doesn't stop food production! UT's Department of Nutritional Sciences is providing crucial space in our teaching kitchens for a special project designed to provide meals for the healthcare workers in the Austin area and surrounding community.The project is being ...
Nutrigenomics: What Do Diet and Genes Have To Do With Health?

Nutrigenomics: What Do Diet and Genes Have To Do With Health?

Have you ever wondered how the food that you eat is related to your overall health? Research shows that diet has a strong correlation with chronic disease, but why? What role does the human genome play in this relationship? The newly emerging area of nutritional science, Nutrigenomics, seeks to answer these questions and transform our current under...
Couples Weather Bickering With a Little Help from Their Friends

Couples Weather Bickering With a Little Help from Their Friends

Every couple has conflict, and new research finds that having good friends and family members to turn to alleviates the stress of everyday conflict between partners. In fact, according to the study led by The University of Texas at Austin's Lisa Neff, social networks may help provide protection against health problems brought about by ordinary tension between spouses.

New “Pop-Up Institute” Focuses on Health Disparities

New “Pop-Up Institute” Focuses on Health Disparities

Faculty from the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences will participate in a new Pop-Up Institute investigating how discrimination based on race, ethnicity, social class or LGBTQ status impacts health outcomes. The group, a roster of experts from many disciplines and departments across campus, will be led by Stephen Russell, the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Child Development and...