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2011-10-14 10:05:05

An international team of researchers has invented new artificial muscles strong enough to rotate objects a thousand times their own weight, but with the same flexibility of an elephant´s trunk or octopus limbs. In a paper published online today on Science Express, the scientists and engineers from the University of British Columbia, the University of Wollongong in Australia, the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in Korea detail their innovation. The study elaborates...

2011-10-12 10:40:04

DNA-damaging platinum drugs work better against them; BRCA1 variations have no effect Women with high-grade ovarian cancer live longer and respond better to platinum-based chemotherapy when their tumors have BRCA2 genetic mutations, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Institute for Systems Biology report in the Oct. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "BRCA2-mutated tumors are more vulnerable to these DNA-damaging agents,...

2011-09-26 15:00:02

CAREss study finds internet-based sexual counseling as effective as traditional therapy Prostate cancer survivors and their partners experience improved sexual satisfaction and function after couples counseling, according to research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The article, published in the September issue of Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society, revealed both Internet-based sexual counseling and traditional sex therapy are equally effective in...

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2011-09-23 04:31:46

  New resource will bolster the computational capacity NSF can provide to the open science community The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday announced that it will deploy and support a world-class supercomputer with comprehensive computing and visualization capabilities for the national open science community. Made possible by a $27.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), this new deployment is part of the...

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...

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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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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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