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2013-07-22 08:28:59

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to continue its interdisciplinary efforts in developing new mathematical approaches to problems across biology, from the level of the genome to individuals to entire ecosystems. The award covers the next five years and renews the work of the...

2013-07-10 08:35:48

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is designing software that will be critical in making the next generation of supercomputers operational. For decades, supercomputers have been tackling the world's most pressing challenges, from sequencing the human genome to predicting climate changes. But their power is limited and thus, so is our knowledge. The next...

2013-06-28 11:16:16

A mother's prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of babies. Rebekah Kennedy, a UT graduate student pursuing a dual master's degree in public health and nutrition, and Jiangang Chen, an assistant professor in the UT Department of Public Health,...

2013-05-31 12:23:26

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Clinic, the Mid-South's premier cancer center and world-class center of excellence in medical oncology, hematology, oncologic imaging, clinical research and other advanced medical care, announced today five of its physician-researchers will participate in ten presentations at the 49(th) Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting to be held May 31-June 4, 2013 in Chicago, IL at the McCormick Palace. Over 30,000...

2013-05-03 23:20:46

Hertz Investment Group has acquired River Tower, a 24-story Class-A landmark office tower containing 334,198 square feet. It is the second tallest building in Knoxville. SANTA MONICA, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Hertz Investment Group confirmed today it has completed the acquisition of Riverview Tower in Knoxville, Tennessee. Riverview Tower, located at 900 South Gay Street, is a 24-story Class-A landmark office tower containing 334,198 square feet and is the second tallest building in...

2013-04-25 16:20:38

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harry "Hap" McSween, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor who is world-renowned for his research of meteorites and Mars, has been named the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Professor of the Year. McSween is a Chancellor's Professor and distinguished professor of earth and planetary sciences. To view a video featuring McSween, visit https://tiny.utk.edu/wjMHD. The SEC Professor of the Year Award honors one SEC faculty...

Understanding The Nature Of Turbulence Gases In Planet-forming Protoplanetary Disks
2013-04-03 11:15:12

University of Tennessee's National Institute for Computational Sciences Many newly formed stars are surrounded by what are called protoplanetary disks, swirling masses of warm dust and gas that can constitute the core of a developing solar system. Proof of the existence of such disks didn´t come until 1994, when the Hubble telescope examined young stars in the Orion Nebula. Protoplanetary disks may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids. But just how they...

2012-12-17 08:25:10

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville [UTMC] has joined the growing number of American hospitals replacing their reliance on sterile compounding outsourcing with i.v.STATION. UTMC, a member of the Premier healthcare alliance, serves as a tertiary referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. UTMC was the region's...

UT-ORNL Supercomputer Center Has New Director
2012-12-12 11:17:51

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tony Mezzacappa, a leader in the field of astrophysics and supernova science, has been named director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Mezzacappa is a world leader in computational astrophysics and a pioneer in the field of supernova science. He is UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and group leader for theoretical physics in the Physics Division at ORNL and joint professor in the...

2012-12-04 14:52:05

Professor finds roundworm eating fungus could also be a cancer fighter Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm. But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, could give the fungus's life more purpose–as a cancer fighter. Zhang and his team have discovered that nanoparticles produced by A. oligospora hold promise for stimulating the immune...