While most people imagine alligators and crocodiles as being much the same now as they were during the age of dinosaurs, digging into the fossil record shows much more diverse species through time.
The effects of climate change in the tropics are manifesting as changes in species abundances, shifts in ranges, and changes in the timing of life history events, like fruiting and flowering of trees, according to a literature review published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics and authored by a UT professor.
Current obesity rates in adults in the United States could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a new study published by researchers at UT.
Researchers from UT and Colorado State University have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to test a text-delivered counseling program for young adults ages 18 to 25 with cannabis use disorder.
A bird that has been declared extinct in the wild for more than 30 years could see a return to its natural habitat on the Pacific island of Guam, thanks to the work of a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researcher.
Victoria Niederhauser, Dean of the College of Nursing, has been named to the Sara Rosenbalm Croley Endowed Dean’s Chair. This is the first endowed dean’s chair for the college and the third for the university.
Targeting the mosquito population within a defined area is the primary way scientists and public health officials mitigate the spread of diseases caused by viruses like Zika, dengue fever, and West Nile.
Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on degraded organic matter, according to a study coauthored by UT professors.
A new form of electron microscopy allows researchers to examine nanoscale tubular materials while they are “alive” and forming liquids—a first in the field.
Playgrounds that mimic the natural environment have physical and mental benefits for preschool children, according to a study published last month in Children, Youth, and Environments and coauthored by professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
A new institutional partnership between UT and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) will send graduate students from the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education to Japan as visiting scholars to study materials science and advanced manufacturing.
Samantha Ehrlich, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, was recognized earlier this month by the American Diabetes Association.