New work by UT Arlington biochemists brings researchers
a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound
Bisphenol-A, or BPA, may promote breast cancer growth, the websites Business
Standard, India.com, Bio-Medicine
and Health Canal
reported. Subhrangsu Mandal, associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry, and
Linda Perrotti, assistant professor of psychology, as well as members of both
professors’ labs were co-authors on a paper published by the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology. Mandal said: "We can't immediately say BPA
causes cancer growth, but it could well contribute because it is disrupting the
genes that defend against that growth.”
Building a relationship
The Aqaba Special Economic Zone
Authority (ASEZA) in Jordan has announced that it is one of four Jordanian
institutions to sign initial agreements Monday with The University of Texas at
Arlington in a first step towards establishing student and education exchanges
and research collaborations, Jordan News.net and the Italian news site La
Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno said. Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein, mother of
King Abdullah II of Jordan, attended the signing ceremony.
The website Art This Week
featured a videotaped conversation between Jeff Gibbons, who received
his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Stephen
Lapthisophon, a visiting assistant professor of art and art history at UT
Arlington. Lapthisophon, whose work has been exhibited worldwide, is a
multimedia artist and writer whose art addresses questions of language,
history and cultural memory.
Green sense for tomorrow's leaders
Meghna Tare, UT Arlington's sustainability
director, said going green makes good economic sense for
educational institutions -- but there's also a moral dimension to educating
tomorrow's leaders in a green, eco-friendly environment, the website SmartBrief said.
The story quoted a recent Triple Pundit.com interview with Tare.