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2012-08-21 22:34:36

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans. Thiabendazole is an FDA-approved, generic drug taken orally that has been in clinical use for 40 years as an antifungal. It is not currently used for cancer therapy. Hye Ji Cha, Edward Marcotte,...

World's Smallest Semiconductor Laser Created
2012-07-26 13:53:29

Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology with applications from computing to medicine. The scientists report their efforts in this week's Science. Miniaturization of semiconductor lasers is key for the development of faster, smaller and lower energy photon-based technologies, such as ultrafast computer chips; highly...

2012-06-07 23:02:15

The Bevo Media Exchange announces that Get Offers Direct will be the Network of the Month for the month of June. Get Offers Direct is one of the industries fastest growing offers. With a recent transition to the Cake platform, Get Offers Direct aims to be better than ever. (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 The Bevo Media Exchange is a tracking solution for affiliate marketers. Bevo partners up with affiliate networks in order to facilitate relationships between the network and the affiliate. Get Offers...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'