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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...

2014-01-27 23:01:43

25th Anniversary Celebration Will Announce Winners of Kilcrease and Butler Awards Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 This Wednesday, on January 29, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), will host a graduation event to recognize 25 companies who successfully graduated from the incubator over the past two years. ATI will also celebrate its 25th anniversary, and announce the winners of the Laura J. Kilcrease Civic...

2014-01-09 11:35:24

Some surprising research findings from scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center suggest it's possible a simple blood test could be developed to determine whether gene mutations associated with pancreatic cancer exist without the need of locating and testing tumor tissue. This appears possible following the discovery that tiny particles the size of viruses called 'exosomes,' which are shed by cancer cells into the blood, contain the entire genetic blueprint of cancer...

2013-12-24 23:20:00

The graduate students from McCombs School of Business development program showcased their findings in a conference this month. The information was gathered during a semester long research program. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 The graduate students from McCombs School of Business development program showcased their findings in a conference this month. The information was gathered during a semester long research program. The sole focus of these 4 students was finding out how the...

2013-12-13 09:38:35

More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented at a poster session at the 2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium by Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor...

2013-12-09 10:00:24

PKM2 controls mitosis, saving cancer cells from death and promoting brain tumor growth Researchers have caught a protein they previously implicated in a variety of cancer-promoting roles performing a vital function in cell division, survival and development of brain tumors. In a paper published in Molecular Cell, Zhimin Lu, Ph.D., professor of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and colleagues report how a tumor-specific protein flips a crucial switch in...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.