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2012-08-28 23:02:56

University of Colorado Cancer Center remains in distinguished company having received a prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This is the fourth time the CU Cancer Center has been named a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the NCI — one of only 41 cancer centers in the United States to receive the designation. Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 University of Colorado Cancer Center remains in distinguished company having received a prestigious designation...

Student Experiments To Launch August 23
2012-08-18 08:16:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Atmospheric and technological experiments designed by students at four different US universities will be carried into space the morning of Aug. 23, NASA officials announced on Friday. The experiments are part of the US space agency's RockSat-X educational initiative, which they explain is designed to allow pupils enrolled at educational institutions across the country to gain "hands-on experience in designing, fabricating, testing...

2012-08-17 10:20:16

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University students will put their academic skills to the test when atmospheric and technology experiments they developed fly on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket. The launch will take place between 6:30 and 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Four university experiments will be flown as part of an educational...

Two New Views Of Carbon Sinks
2012-08-02 05:35:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the last 50 years, man has quadrupled his CO2 output, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. That is a startling and sobering concept. So far, though, Mother Nature seems to be keeping pace. In a new study released August 2, 2012, in the journal Nature, researchers from NOAA and the University of Colorado assert that Earth's carbon sinks continue to soak up roughly half of the carbon output. Carbon sinks are areas of...

Microbes Capable of Surviving Harsh, Mars-Like Conditions Discovered
2012-06-09 05:58:05

Soil samples obtained from South American volcanoes have revealed a smattering of different microbe types that have somehow managed to survive in extreme conditions, the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder) announced in a June 8 press release. According to the university, the scientists behind the research discovered bacteria, fungi, and a different type of simple organism known as archaea living in conditions similar to Mars -- a landscape which they dub "some of the most...

2012-04-05 13:47:02

Lung cancer drug requires monitoring of testosterone levels Men experience a marked drop in their testosterone levels when taking a targeted therapy to control a specific type of lung cancer. That's according to a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the April issue of Cancer, the official journal of the American Cancer Society. Investigators at CU Cancer Center looked at the hormone levels in men with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive advanced non-small cell...

2012-03-22 23:01:33

2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall Tour focuses on defining an agenda for Latinos in America and the implications to the US Economy and Jobs in anticipation of the 2012 Presidential Election. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 MEDIA ADVISORY: 2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall to Address How Latinos can Impact the US Economy and Jobs at the University of Colorado, Denver on March 27th Who:             Glenn Llopis: Founder/CEO, Center for...

Researchers Taking Stock Of Earth's Melting Ice
2012-02-09 10:36:22

[ Watch the Video ] In a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, scientists using NASA data have found that Earth´s glaciers and ice caps outside of the regions of Greenland and Antarctica are losing nearly 150 billion tons of ice annually. Using satellite measurements from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), researchers were able to measure ice loss in all of Earth´s land ice between 2003 and 2010....

2012-02-02 18:00:09

Breakthroughs demonstrate importance of targeted therapies Different kinds of lung cancer behave in different ways, suggesting they are fundamentally different diseases. According to a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in Cancer, the official journal of the American Cancer Society, different subgroups of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) show distinct patterns of spread in the body. The study looked at 209 patients diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer...

New Study Sheds Light On Little Ice Age
2012-01-30 15:44:41

University of Colorado researchers report that they have answered some questions surrounding Earth's Little Ice Age, which started between A.D. 1275 and 1300, and lasted into the late 19th century. According to the new study, the Little Ice Age was triggered by repeated, explosive volcanism and sustained by a self-perpetuating sea ice-ocean feedback system in the North Atlantic Ocean. Professor Gifford Miller, who led the study, said the team's evidence from radiocarbon dates from dead...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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