Research News

NIMBioS Study: Power of Shared Pain Triggers Extreme Self-Sacrifice

The extreme self-sacrificial behavior found in suicide bombers and soldiers presents an evolutionary puzzle: how can a trait that calls for an individual to make the ultimate sacrifice, especially in defense of a group of non-family members, persist over evolutionary time?

Nature Publishes UT Graduate Student’s Work

Jacob Raplee, a graduate research assistant in both mechanical engineering and business administration, published an article in Nature‘s highly regarded Scientific Reports.

Science Forum: DeBruyn to Discuss Life After Death

Jennifer DeBruyn, associate professor of bioengineering, will present “Life After Death: Microbial Ecology of Human Decomposition” at this week’s Science Forum at noon Friday.

Engineer Using Big Data to Help Solve Cold Cases

A national nonprofit group that includes David Icove, UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has found a new use for “big data”: crime solving.