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Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, has designed and synthesized a novel small molecule that might become a large weapon in the fight against prostate cancer. In a study published online May 28 in the journal Nature Communications, Ahn and his colleagues at UT Southwestern Medical Center describe the rational design of the molecule, as well as laboratory tests that show its effectiveness at blocking the cancer-promoting function of proteins called androgen receptors. read more
Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth, presented Make Your Brain Smarter: It's Not What You Think at a TEDx conference earlier this month in Washington D.C. Her 10-minute talk took aim at long-standing beliefs about what smart is and provided proven strategies to expand "brain span" to more closely match the lengthening human lifespan. read more
If your GPS navigation system goes on the fritz in the coming days, you might have the sun to blame. Early this week, the sun released three X-class solar flares, the strongest type of flare. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a 40-percent chance of more X-class flares in the coming days, some possibly pointed toward the Earth. read more
Adults who say they bullied others when they were adolescents may have a higher likelihood of engaging in criminal behavior later in life, according to new research from UT Dallas. The study, which appeared in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, examined data gathered on a group of more than 400 men over the course of several decades. read more