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2011-09-09 11:00:00

RCR Wireless News, with co-host Texas State Wireless Association, to broadcast live and in person discussion on Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Public Safety Network Interoperability. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Distributed antenna systems (DAS) are increasing being used by mobile phone companies to enhance customer experience at high capacity venues, healthcare facilities and universities while local, state and federal officials struggle with how to deploy interoperable...

2011-09-09 11:26:17

Approach may help some women avoid mastectomy Whether chemotherapy is given before or after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) does not have an impact on long-term local-regional outcomes, suggesting treatment success is due more to biologic factors than chemotherapy timing, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented today at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium, the study also found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (given before surgery),...

2011-09-01 16:46:23

DNA/histone combination, a destination for cell signals, also talks to other proteins Chromatin - the intertwined histone proteins and DNA that make up chromosomes — constantly receives messages that pour in from a cell´s intricate signaling networks: Turn that gene on. Stifle that one. But chromatin also talks back, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report today in the journal Cell, issuing orders affecting a protein that has nothing to do with...

2011-08-25 21:28:14

Rutgers, University of Texas at Austin researchers determine three-dimensional structure of site on influenza B virus protein that suppresses human defenses to infection Researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight seasonal influenza epidemics caused by the common influenza B strain. Their discovery also helps explain how influenza B is limited to humans, and why it cannot be as...

2011-08-25 07:00:00

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining a growing lineup of regional and national collegiate sports networks on FiOS TV, the Longhorn Network has arrived on FiOS just in time for the start of the college football season. Longhorn Network is a channel devoted to athletic programming and related activities at the University of Texas. Verizon is the largest video service provider to date to announce the addition of the Longhorn Network to its channel lineup. "The Longhorns...

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2011-08-16 09:20:00

Health benefits of physical activity found to begin before people reach the half-hour standard Taiwanese who exercise for 15 minutes a day, or 92 minutes per week, extended their expected lifespan by three years compared to people who are inactive, according to a study published today in The Lancet. "Exercising at very light levels reduced deaths from any cause by 14 percent," said study senior author Xifeng Wu, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...

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2011-08-11 06:54:58

NEH and NSF award $3.9 million to preserve languages threatened with extinction The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the award of 10 fellowships and 24 institutional grants totaling $3.9 million in the agencies' ongoing Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program. This is the seventh round of their campaign to preserve records of languages threatened with extinction. Experts estimate that more than half of the...

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2011-08-08 08:45:00

Recently researchers tested packed lunches of more than 700 school children and found less than two percent of the meats, vegetables and dairy products were in a safe temperature zone, increasing the risk of foodborne illness for the children who bring them into day care and school. "It was a shock when we discovered that more than 90 percent of the perishable items in these packed lunches were kept at unsafe temperatures," said Fawaz Almansour, a doctoral student at the University of Texas...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

Collaboration represents new training opportunities for San Antonio professionals. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin is teaming with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to offer human resources and project management training on UTSA's downtown campus. San Antonio's professional community can now take advantage of resources from both of these sister institutions within the UT System. This...

2011-07-19 08:08:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CEM Corporation president and CEO Michael J. Collins delivered the Commencement address for the University of Texas at Austin Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, which was held on May 20, 2011. Collins received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University and has been a member of the Advisory Board for the Chemistry Department at the school for a number of years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/CL35336LOGO-b) "I am...


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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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