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2012-03-26 23:00:18

Bed bugs were discovered in the University of Texas in San Antonio for the fourth time. To help solve the problem, BedBugControl911.com advises students to use pesticide-exempt bed bug spray for early prevention. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Bed bugs were again seen at the University of Texas in San Antonio this Wednesday as stated by David Gabler, the university spokesperson. A report from MySanAntonio.com said that the incident was already the fourth bed bug case in the...

2012-03-20 11:19:01

Hedgehog and mTOR converge; Findings suggest new combination therapy Identification of a non-traditional pathway for spiriting a cancer-promoting protein into the cell nucleus points to a possible combination therapy for esophageal cancer and indicates a mechanism of resistance for new drugs that attack the Hedgehog pathway. A team of researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in the March 20 Cancer Cell that the mTOR molecular pathway promotes the activity...

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2012-03-12 06:48:24

Chemists from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new origami-inspired paper sensor that can reportedly test for malaria, HIV, and other diseases and costs less than a dime per unit. According to Gizmag reporter Ben Coxworth, the device is known as the origami Paper Analytical Device (oPAD) and was invented by university researchers Hong Liu and Richard Crooks. The oPAD is folded together by the user and was inspired by both the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and...

Image 1 - Microraptor Had Black, Iridescent Feathers, Scientists Report
2012-03-09 04:58:52

A four-winged, feathered dinosaur that was the size of a pigeon and lived approximately 130 million years ago had black feathers with an iridescent sheen, a team of US and Chinese researchers has revealed. In their study, scientists from the Beijing Museum of Natural History, Peking University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Akron, and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) analyzed a specimen of the Microraptor, a non-avian dinosaur that in 2003 became the...

Teamwork Key To Humanity's Success, Scientists Claim
2012-03-04 06:24:07

Researchers from France, the UK, and the US believe they have discovered why mankind emerged as the planet's dominant species, and surprisingly, it isn't because of superior intellect. Rather, according to the AFP's Kerry Sheridan (AFP), it was "the ability to share knowledge and learn from each other" that likely gave humans the edge over chimpanzees or other mammal species, investigators from the University of St. Andrews, the University of Durham, the University of Texas, and University...

2012-03-01 11:12:35

Ruxolitinib shrinks swollen spleens, eases debilitating symptoms of incurable malignancy A drug that relieves the severe symptoms of a life-threatening bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis also improves the survival of patients with the disease, according to a phase III clinical trial published in the March 1 edition of New England Journal of Medicine. "The Phase I/II clinical trial showed that ruxolitinib improves quality of life for many patients with myelofibrosis and now this...

2012-02-28 11:49:48

UT MD Anderson scientists find molecular path of protein associated with hard-to-treat cancers A protein abundantly found in treatment-resistant cancers holds an important tumor-suppressor out of the cell nucleus, where it would normally detect DNA damage and force defective cells to kill themselves, a team of scientists reports in the current Cancer Cell. "Overexpression of Aurora Kinase-A in tumors has been correlated with resistance to DNA-damaging chemotherapy, but we haven't known...

2012-02-21 14:15:46

Study shows resilient cells lengthen telomeres by other means; identifies targets to defeat effect Inhibiting telomerase, an enzyme that rescues malignant cells from destruction by extending the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes, kills tumor cells but also triggers resistance pathways that allow cancer to survive and spread, scientists report in the Feb. 17 issue of Cell. "Telomerase is overexpressed in many advanced cancers, but assessing its potential as a therapeutic target...

2012-02-21 12:29:08

MD Anderson research shows promise for patients suffering from chronic pain By reformulating the common cancer drug imatinib (Gleevec®), researchers have eliminated morphine tolerance in rats — an important step toward improving the effectiveness of chronic pain management in patients, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Narcotics such as morphine are a mainstay of chronic pain treatment. Over time, tolerance to the pain-relieving...

2012-02-16 12:42:17

Researchers identify cycle: Tumors stimulate platelet production, which strengthens the disease Highly elevated platelet levels fuel tumor growth and reduce the survival of ovarian cancer patients, an international team of researchers led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center reports in the New England Journal of Medicine. By pinpointing a powerful cause-and-effect relationship at the heart of a clinical observation that dates back more than 100 years, the...


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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 spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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