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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...

2011-07-11 19:51:22

Combination therapy benefits more than a third of women in study Adding Afinitor® to Herceptin®, the main treatment for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, helps some women with disease that has been resistant to previous Herceptin-based therapies, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The Phase I/II study demonstrated that a combination of the...

2011-07-01 13:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington recently hosted five undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IIST) in Thiravanathapuram, India. The students were accepted as part of the 2011 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) undergraduate student research program. Beginning April 1, this 13-week program provided the IIST students with the...

2011-06-30 17:15:05

Experts mobilize after national clinical trial shows CT scanning reduces deaths by 20 percent Current and former heavy smokers can now be screened more effectively for lung cancer. Results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) revealed that detecting small lung cancers with computed tomography (CT) reduces lung cancer specific mortality by 20 percent. Prior to the trial, lung cancer, often diagnosed in the later stages of the disease, had shown no benefit from screening because...

2011-06-15 07:25:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (PDC), a component of Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin, announces the launch of a new Personal Trainer Certificate Program on the university campus. This 6-week program meets once a week and includes 15 hours of lecture and 15 hours of practical gym training. After the successful completion of the training program and final exam, students must complete a 30-hour...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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