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2011-08-04 17:26:00

DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 100,000 viewers tuned in Wednesday night to see the debut episode of a groundbreaking five-part series focusing on Children's Medical Center (www.childrens.com) on WFAA Ch. 8. The original dramatic series, "Children's Med Dallas," will continue airing on Wednesday nights through August, revealing the tears and triumphs in behind-the-scenes stories of life at the nation's 7th-largest pediatric hospital. The show wraps up with an hour-long grand...

2011-08-01 07:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, sick children fight for life at Children's Medical Center (www.childrens.com). At their bedsides are some of the world's best surgeons, determined to do everything in their power to help them. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/childrens/51372/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/MM42811 ) Beginning Aug. 3, "Children's Med Dallas," a five-part TV documentary...

2011-07-27 05:00:00

DALLAS, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., an early-stage cancer drug discovery and development company, has announced the completion of an $18 million Series A financing. Led by The Column Group and joined by Remeditex Ventures and Peter O'Donnell, Jr., the Series A funds supplement a recently awarded $11 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Peloton officials said the company will focus initially on advancing several...

2011-07-20 12:25:00

DALLAS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center's focus on safety and quality of care for its patients has earned its University Hospitals & Clinics a place on the annual "Most Wired" list by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. "This recognition from the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association is the latest acknowledgement of UT Southwestern's leadership in using information technology to provide better patient care," said Dr....

2011-05-23 10:47:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time of alarming tuition costs and economic uncertainties, an analysis of the preliminary data released earlier this month by the University of Texas System shows one of the state's flagship universities could make tuition vastly more affordable by moderately increasing faculty emphasis on teaching. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity conducted the study released today titled "Faculty Productivity and Costs at The...

2011-05-16 15:30:00

DALLAS, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plano-based Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) has extended its commitment to support Children's Medical Center through a four-year, $600,000 contribution. The donation, which will bring the company's cumulative donations to more than $1 million, will support the continued growth of the Children's at Legacy campus as hospital needs dictate, and through community events like the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade and the Red Balloon Run & Relay....

2011-04-12 15:09:10

Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, along with the other five medical schools in Texas, will host the Association of American Medical College's Regional Conference of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs from April 14-16 at Hotel ZaZa in Houston. The southern region consists of more than 40 medical schools, the largest number of medical schools in any region. With the theme of the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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