UTA researcher uses nanoparticles stimulated by microwaves to combat cancer

A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington has proposed a new concept for treating cancer cells, further advancing the University’s status as a leader in health and the human condition. In a recently published paper in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, UTA physics Professor Wei Chen and a team of international…

Details

Facilities, feedback and funding: Network supports medical research in Kentucky

IMAGE: Amber Onorato, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Northern Kentucky University, back row center, with students in the 2018 summer research program. view more  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For nearly two decades, a program administered at the University of Louisville has been helping scientists at institutions throughout the state get their foot in the door of…

Details

Snout dated: Slow-evolving elephant shark offers new insights into human physiology

The mineralocortoid receptor (MR) regulates water and sodium transport throughout cells and tissues, which is critical for controlling blood pressure and so, not surprisingly, the MR is common to all vertebrate animals. Aldosterone, which is a physiological steroid for land vertebrate MRs, evolved in lungfish (forerunners of land vertebrates), suggesting that the evolution of aldosterone…

Details

Practical Ways to Improve Your Confidence (and Why You Should)

Self-confidence is a bit like the running water in your house. You may not know every detail about how it works or where it comes from, but it’s painfully obvious when it’s not there. Like when your water is shut off, a dearth of self-confidence has a huge negative impact on your health and lifestyle.…

Details

All the Looks From the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards

The Met Gala was just the first of fashion’s big nights this season. This evening, the stars are all headed to the CFDA Fashion Awards in Brooklyn, where Jennifer Lopez and Barbie are among the icons being honored this year. Designers from Brandon Maxwell to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are nominated for awards, and so…

Details

Juliann Bluitt Foster, Trailblazer in Dentistry, Is Dead at 80

Juliann Bluitt Foster, an African-American woman, became a dentist at a time when only about 2 percent of dental school graduates were women and “maybe 2 percent of that 2 percent” were African-American, said Dr. Jeanne Craig Sinkford, a former dean of Howard University’s dental school. Dr. Bluitt Foster made it her goal to change…

Details

Learning to Listen, in a Los Angeles Cafe Built for Vinyl

LOS ANGELES — At 9:30 on a recent Monday morning, I parked on East Fourth Place in the downtown arts district, between Skid Row and the Los Angeles River. I walked into a kind of glass vestibule, then opened a door into the half-light of In Sheep’s Clothing, a listening bar. I was returning for…

Details

James Ketchum, Who Conducted LSD Experiments on Soldiers, Dies at 87

Dr. James S. Ketchum, an Army psychiatrist who in the 1960s conducted experiments with LSD and other powerful hallucinogens using volunteer soldiers as test subjects in secret research on chemical agents that might incapacitate the minds of battlefield adversaries, died on May 27 at his home in Peoria, Ariz. He was 87. His wife, Judy…

Details