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Enhanced Graphene Could Lead To Better, Smaller Electronics
2012-01-09 13:52:19

A team of U.S. and Chinese researchers are claiming that they have developed a new type of graphene that could prevent laptops and other electronic devices from overheating. Mechanical and electrical engineers from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California - Riverside, along with colleagues from the University of Texas at Dallas and Xiamen University in China, have demonstrated that the thermal properties of isotopically engineered graphene far surpassed those of...

2011-12-27 14:00:00

New site is dedicated to the future of nursing education and increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses. (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, in partnership with Academic Partnerships, LLC, a leading online education service provider to state universities, announces today the launch of a micro-news site dedicated to the future of nursing education and increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses. The site will include resources for current and...

2011-12-23 00:57:42

Inflammatory signaling blocks NUMB´s ability to deaden NOTCH1-driven tumor development An inflammation-promoting protein triggers deactivation of a tumor-suppressor that usually blocks cancer formation via the NOTCH signaling pathway, a team of researchers led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports today in Molecular Cell. Working in liver cancer cell lines, the team discovered a mechanism by which tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)...

2011-12-13 22:25:57

Identification of varied survival prospects may guide care for patients whose myelodysplastic syndrome stems from radiation, chemotherapy A large-scale analysis of patients whose myelodysplastic syndrome is related to earlier cancer treatment overturns the notion that all of them have a poor prognosis, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. "MDS patients whose disease springs from...

2011-12-13 13:05:25

National Phase III clinical trial will test histone deacetylase inhibitor with frontline therapy Adding a drug that activates genes to frontline combination therapy for acute myeloid leukemia resulted in an 85 percent remission rate after initial treatment, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Results of the Phase II clinical trial of 75 patients set the stage for a national Phase III...

2011-12-12 12:52:08

PCI-32765 applies molecularly aimed attack to disease usually treated with chemotherapy combinations A new, targeted approach to treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia has produced durable remissions in a Phase I/II clinical trial for patients with relapsed or resistant disease, investigators report at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. "PCI-32765, one of a new class of experimental drugs called B cell receptor inhibitors, has shown impressive potential in...

2011-12-08 16:32:18

In an international Phase III randomized study, everolimus, when combined with the hormonal therapy exemestane, has been shown to dramatically improve progression In an international Phase III randomized study, everolimus, when combined with the hormonal therapy exemestane, has been shown to dramatically improve progression-free survival, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, known as Breast Cancer Trials of Oral Everolimus (BOLERO-2),...

2011-12-07 11:33:58

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy, the localized form of radiation therapy growing increasingly popular as a treatment choice for women with early-stage breast cancer, is associated with higher rate of later mastectomy, increased radiation-related toxicities and post-operative complications, compared to traditional whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The retrospective study was presented...


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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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