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2014-06-30 11:42:11

University at Buffalo Researchers suggest this may lead to pro-social behavior in the real world New evidence suggests heinous behavior played out in a virtual environment can lead to players’ increased sensitivity toward the moral codes they violated. That is the surprising finding of a study led by Matthew Grizzard, PhD, assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Communication, and co-authored by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of...

2014-06-12 08:25:16

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team from the University of Texas at Austin earned the Ad-ology Research Award for Best Use of Marketing Research during this year's American Advertising Federation (AAF) national conference held May 28-31 in Boca Raton. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140611/117077 The NSAC gives college students a near real-world experience of creating an integrated marketing campaign...

Most Complete Ancient Skeleton From New World Sheds New Light On Human Migration
2014-05-16 07:33:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists have uncovered the most genetically complete human skeleton from the New World yet, dating back more than 12,000 years. The skeleton, discovered in an underwater cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, is that of a 12-year-old girl who fell into the once dry open pit, breaking her pelvis and likely killing her instantly from the 190-foot fall, according to researchers. Now, the team, a body of...

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...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

2014-04-04 20:21:52

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas at Arlington has named Anne Bavier, a nationally recognized health care leader who has held posts at top ranked universities and at the National Institutes of Health, as the new dean of the College of Nursing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC99020 Bavier previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Conn. and also served as dean of the nursing...

2014-03-27 16:25:04

HOUSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation awarded its first research gift of $125,000 to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Funds will support MD Anderson Cancer Center's Ovarian Moon Shots program, evaluating genetic markers to identify the most effective therapeutic approaches for women with ovarian cancer. A portion of the gift will also be used to help fund innovative research on early detection of...

2014-03-17 08:29:07

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, will collaborate through MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program to develop therapies that unleash patients' immune systems to attack their cancers. "Our collaboration with MedImmune, a leader in the field of immunotherapy, will draw on the strengths of both institutions to push ahead for more effective...

2014-03-04 14:19:32

For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The preliminary findings were first reported in 2011 by Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson, and are now published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This research is part of an ongoing effort to scientifically validate mind-body...

2014-02-20 12:30:13

Graduate Student Teams Representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and the University of Texas, Austin Make the Final Cut WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has released the short list of finalist teams in the twelfth annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The four graduate-level student teams - representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and the...


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2010-11-18 18:05:49

Michael Baker is an engineer and a retired United States Navy captain and NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Allen Baker on October 27, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee, though he considers Lemoore, California to be his hometown. As a child he was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Lemoore Union High School in 1971 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas in 1975. After his graduation, Baker completed flight training and...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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