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2014-04-11 10:59:06

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus. Better antiviral drugs could help the millions of people annually infected by flu, which kills up to 500,000 people each year. When an influenza virus infects a human cell, it uses some of the host's...

2014-04-11 10:21:24

ZMYND11 'reads' methylated variant to thwart cancer; tied to breast cancer patient survival A tumor-suppressing protein acts as a dimmer switch to dial down gene expression. It does this by reading a chemical message attached to another protein that's tightly intertwined with DNA, a team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. The findings, also published in the journal Nature on April 10, provide evidence in...

2014-04-10 23:29:11

Award-winning digital firm to localize its web services in the Dallas region. Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc., an award-winning digital firm, is opening a new office in Dallas, TX this month. The company currently operates out of Irvine, CA and the metro Washington, D.C. area. With the new Dallas office, Trinet aims to geographically expand its reach and better service clients nationwide. Trinet is an industry-leading full service digital firm...

2014-04-10 23:26:47

A Proven Process and Technology Saves This District $70k Annually Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 More than 46,000 students are enrolled in the 56 schools that comprise the Frisco Independent School District in Frisco, Texas. Prior to partnering with InfoSnap, each of the 56 schools employed a different process for enrollment and registration. A customized and streamlined approach from InfoSnap changed that by providing Frisco with a cohesive online solution, integrated with the...

2014-04-10 23:21:54

With the second anniversary of the 2012 Hidalgo County, Texas hail storm recently passing, Wyly & Cook, LLP reminds insurance policyholders affected by the storm that they may still be able to secure compensation for their property damage. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The two-year anniversary of the March 29, 2012 hailstorm that struck the McAllen/Edinburg/Mission area of Hidalgo County, Texas has just passed. Yet, even after two years, there are still many residents and...

2014-04-10 23:04:26

TCU’s annual international competition showcases college students with innovative business plans that are designed to impact society in meaningful ways. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 When some of the finest collegiate minds in the world gather April 11-12 for the fourth annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition on the campus of Texas Christian University, Splash Media Group CEO John Dankovchik will be there with an added bonus for the winner....

2014-04-10 23:01:22

Leaders from academe met recently in Indianapolis at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference to explore the intersection of learning analytics and open learning, open technologies, and open research. The Summit will next convene in 2015 at Marist College, in New York's historic Hudson River Valley. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 With learning analytics poised to become a mainstream technology, higher education leaders from around the world came together following the Learning...

2014-04-10 16:23:59

Results Highlighted in Social Responsibility Report RICHARDSON, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) collaborated with community partners across the state to improve the health and wellness of more than 6 million children. According to the company's just-released social responsibility report, which can be found online at www.bcbstx2013srr.com, BCBSTX and local nonprofit organizations made significant progress reaching at-risk children by...

2014-04-10 16:21:29

Gov. Perry thanks Klein Tools for bringing jobs to Mansfield, TX MANSFIELD, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincolnshire, IL based Klein Tools, the number one hand tool choice of professional electricians in the United States, is opening its new state-of-the-art heat treating facility today at 10 a.m. at 501 Easy Drive, Mansfield, TX. Klein Tools' employees, local officials and industry representatives are invited to tour the brand new heat treating facility and view how the...

2014-04-10 12:32:56

--Beyond Financial Support, the Dell Scholars Program Provides Critical Services and Mentoring to Help Low-Income Students Graduate from College-- AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today announced its 11(th) class of Dell Scholars, providing 300 students with the chance to obtain a college degree. The program offers resources and mentoring, in addition to financial assistance, to ensure low-income, at-risk students have the...


Latest Texas Reference Libraries

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

Davy Crockett National Forest
2014-01-20 14:27:28

The Davy Crockett National Forest is a national forest located off of U.S. Highway 69 lying west of Lufkin, Texas and east of Crockett. It is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture National Forest Service whose headquarters can be found in Lufkin. There are local ranger district offices found in Ratcliff. The forest encompasses a total of 160,647 acres in two counties. 94,481 acres are located in Houston and 67,361 acres are located in Trinity. This national forest...

Angeline National Forest
2013-11-01 09:50:24

The Angelina National Forest is a United States National Forest, one of four that can be found in Texas. The 153,180 acre Angelina National Forest is located in East Texas in parts of Angelina, Jasper, San Augustine, and Nacogdoches counties. It is managed together with the three other National Forests in Texas from Forest Service offices located in Lufkin, Texas. There are local district offices found in Zavalla. The forest lies in the Neches River Basin and on the north and south shores of...

Elmendorf Beast
2013-07-31 07:32:21

The Elmendorf Beast has been blamed for several attacks on livestock in the town of Elmendorf, Texas. A variety of opinions on what the creature was have been disclosed, with one such claim offering that it was a Mexican Hairless Dog mutated by illness. Some local residents associate it with the legend of the Chupacabra, and others claimed it was an escaped lab experiment or an unknown species discovered. In August of 2004, an animal perceived as the Elmendorf Beast was shot by a local...

Edwards Plateau
2013-04-19 19:37:49

The Edwards Plateau is an area of west-central Texas which is bordered by the Balcones Fault towards the south and the east, the Llano Uplift and the Llano Estacado towards the north, and the Chihuahuan Desert and Pecos River towards the west. San Angelo, San Antonia, Del Rio, and Austin make a rough outline of the area. The eastern part of the plateau is the Texas Hill Country. The trees of this savanna include a juniper-oak mix and a mesquite-acacia mix scattered over the fairly short...

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