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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...

Human Cancer Tumors Replicated In Mice And Then Cured
2013-03-06 09:23:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of scientists led by UT Southwestern Medical Center has reported the first successful blocking of tumor development in a genetic mouse model of an incurable human cancer. "To my knowledge, this is the first time that a mouse model of a genetically defined malignant human cancer has been generated in which the formation of the tumor from beginning to end can be monitored and in which blocking the pathway cures the mouse of the...

2013-03-04 14:03:42

UT MD Anderson scientists find common vaccine ingredient diverts T cells from tumors Cancer vaccines that attempt to stimulate an immune system assault fail because the killer T cells aimed at tumors instead find the vaccination site a more inviting target, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine. A common substance used in many cancer vaccines to boost immune attack betrays the cause by facilitating a buildup of T cells at the...

2013-02-28 23:00:44

Partnership of Newt Global with UTD aims at creating a world class association of knowledge and practices in managerial field. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Newt Global is delighted to announce its partnership with the Leadership Center of the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). Leadership Center UT Dallas has superior practitioners from all over the world, with the goal of creating a deeper and more meaningful understanding of ethical leadership across diverse cultural...

2013-02-12 14:20:19

Ability to tune gene activity will permit refined research for drug resistance, cancer Scientists who built a synthetic gene circuit that allowed for the precise tuning of a gene's expression in yeast have now refined this new research tool to work in human cells, according to research published online in Nature Communications. "Using this circuit, you can turn a gene from completely off to completely on and anywhere between those two extremes in each cell at once. It's a nice tool if...


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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 fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.