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Tibetan Yoga, Breast Cancer, Sleep Quality, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Chemotherapy

Tibetan Yoga Practice May Improve Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy


Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.



Malaria, Malaria Drug Resistance

Texas Biomed Scientists part of $11.5 million NIH project aimed at combatting drug resistance in the malaria parasite

Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers, Dr. Tim Anderson and Dr. Ian Cheeseman, have partnered with researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle to pursue studies in drug resistant malaria.



Robotics, Ocean Exploration, Water Quality, Hurricane Harvey, Dead Zone, Marine Life

‘Surfing Robot’ Tracking Water Data As Harvey’s Rains Flow Toward Fragile Coral Reefs


While you read this, an unmanned Wave Glider surface vehicle is riding swells alone in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting critically needed post-Hurricane Harvey water quality data.



Erosion, beach erosion, hurricane damage, Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey May Have Worsened Beach Erosion


Hurricane Harvey left its mark on much of the Texas coast, leaving at least $100 billion in damages, but it very likely worsened a problem that has been plaguing the coast for years – beach erosion.



Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ut Southwestern, CPRIT Awards, Cancer Research, Breast Cancer

CPRIT Awards $34M to UTSW for Cancer Research, Recruitment


The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $34 million for cancer research and faculty recruitment, including support for programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.



Social and Behavioral Sciences


Politics, Political attitudes, Conservatives, Liberals, Science Denial, Climate Change, Political Psychology, Gun Control, Immigration, Motivated Reasoning, Same Sex Marriage, Nuclear Power, Health Care Reform

Science Denial Not Limited to Political Right


A new study from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests people of all political backgrounds can be motivated to participate in science denial.



Medicine, Medical Student, medical student education, Osteopathic Medical Education, Physician, Doctor, medical license, medical board, Education, Medical Education

FSMB Releases Free Online Education Module for Medical Students and Residents

The FSMB is committed to assisting member medical and osteopathic boards in their educational outreach efforts to medical students and residents. The FSMB Workgroup on Education for Medical Regulation has designed a series of modules on various aspects of medical regulation to inform future licensed physicians.



McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Jaroslaw Aronowski, M.D., Ph.D., Neutrophils, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Nature Communications, NIH Award, UTHealth , Lactoferrin

UTHealth Researchers Discover How to Train Damaging Inflammatory Cells to Promote Repair After Stroke


Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful in hemorrhagic stroke.



CAR T-cell therapy, Cancer, CD19, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Immunotherapy

Researchers Compose Guidelines for Handling CAR T Cell Side Effects


Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by a team led by clinicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with proposed guidelines for systematically dealing with the toxicities of these drugs.



Polyploid, Polyploids, Polyploidy

Researchers Stumped by Plants with Multiple Chromosomes Set January Meeting to Collaborate


Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few — could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them. A meeting has been set for San Diego in January to start to address that issue.

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