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2013-06-11 08:25:01

AUSTIN, Texas, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, 2013, Zahid Yoosufani assumed the role of director and unit leader for the Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX(TM)) at The University of Texas at Austin. Since its inception in 1944, PETEX has become a leading educator and a "trainer of choice" for workers at all levels of the oil and gas industry in both Texas and around the world. As director, Yoosufani provides leadership to all components of PETEX including instructor-led...

2013-06-04 11:11:14

Correlation of protein phenotype brings researchers one step closer to personalized cancer treatment MET protein levels correlate strongly with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) phenotype, a treatment-resistant type of colorectal cancer and may be used as a surrogate biomarker, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study results, which compared MET protein expression with protein/gene expression of EMT markers and evaluated impact on...

New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves In The Ocean Discovered
2013-06-03 18:58:18

University of Texas at Austin Lookdowns outperforms by up to 80 percent the 'mirror' strategy that was previously thought to be state-of-the-art in fish camouflage Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean, and it overturns 40 years of conventional wisdom about fish camouflage. The...

2013-06-03 10:45:11

The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or statistically significant progression-free survival (PFS) for glioblastoma patients in the frontline setting, according to research led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study was presented today on the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting by Mark Gilbert, M.D., professor in MD Anderson's Department of...

2013-06-03 10:43:06

Gene panel may help personalize therapy for aggressive brain tumors A new test may help identify newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients more likely to benefit from bevacizumab (Avastin®), according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This study is associated with RTOG 0825, a large multi-center Phase III trial that evaluated the...

2013-04-22 14:18:26

Union with Shc keeps potential troublemaker away from bad company and out of the nucleus A protein which is intimately involved in cancer-promoting cell signaling also keeps a key component of the signaling pathway tied down and inactive, a team led by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports this week in Nature Structural Molecular Biology. Shc, pronounced "schick," plays a key role in activating signals which lead to cell proliferation (and cancer)...

Switching To A Power Stroke Helps A Tiny Marine Crustacean To Survive
2013-04-02 14:29:14

University of Texas at Austin [ Watch the Video Copepod Nauplius Swimming at 10 Degrees C ] Olympic swimmers aren't the only ones who change their strokes to escape competitors. To escape from the jaws and claws of predators in cold, viscous water, marine copepods switch from a wave-like swimming stroke to big power strokes, a behavior that has now been revealed thanks to 3-D high-speed digital holography. Copepods are tiny crustaceans found in nearly every aquatic environment on...

2013-03-28 22:10:37

Varenicline reduces depressive mood, craving and reward value of cigarettes when smokers attempt to quit Smokers have a higher probability of quitting smoking and a better overall cessation experience when taking varenicline compared to bupropion and to placebo — unmedicated assisted smoking cessation —according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. A team led by Paul Cinciripini, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of...

2013-03-26 10:48:00

As the nation continues to grapple with the long-simmering issue of gun control, solutions are stymied by heated debates. To effectively influence a divided America, elected officials must take a broad perspective rather than focusing on specific incidents, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, led by University of Texas at Austin psychology researchers Erin Burgoon and Marlone Henderson, is published in the March online issue of Personality...

2013-03-08 12:25:30

DALLAS, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Eric Olson, chairman of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is the 2013 recipient of the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for identifying key genetic pathways in the formation of the heart and other muscles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130308/DC73812) His work is credited with forging new insights into heart development and regeneration that could lead to novel treatments for heart disease...


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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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