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UT Austin Professor Kevin Dalby Addresses If Cancer Will Ever Be Cured

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Originally published on   naturalsearcher.com Technology and advances in research proactively push forward to fight against a wide range of complex diseases called cancer. New drugs are being discovered, and innovative therapies are emerging every year, helping millions of cancer patients get back to their everyday healthy lives. However, many people are still pondering the question: will we ever get to the point where all cancers are cured? Kevin Dalby, UT Austin professor at the Department of Oncology in the College of Pharmacy, is an expert in cancer drug discovery and is studying cancer cell signaling mechanisms to develop targeted therapeutics. In the classroom at UT Austin, Kevin Dalby encourages his students to research to understand cancer better to create new treatments. Below, Dr. Dalby explains why it’s hard to say if all cancers will ever be treated successfully. "Due to the vast range of complicated and diverse factors that make up these diseases, finding a universal

UT Austin Professor Kevin Dalby Explains How Cancer Research Clinical Trials Work

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  Originally published on   einnews.com Kevin Dalby, UT Austin professor comments on how cancer research clinical trials work and why they are so crucial for the future of cancer treatments. AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Kevin Dalby, UT Austin professor at the College of Pharmacy, knows the ins and outs of how cancer research trials work. He studies the mechanisms of cancer cell signaling to develop targeted therapeutics. Dalby’s efforts were recognized by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and the National Institutes of Health, granting him nearly $5 million to support his research. Clinical trials are studies with the main focus of research surrounding a specific disease that involves people. These studies use and observe a new treatment approach to diseases such as a type or stage of cancer and compare it to the most effective treatment known at that time. They bring new waves of innovation to the medical world to find

Kevin Dalby Gives 5 Reasons Why Handwritten Notes Are Better

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This post was originally published on patch.com . Handwriting is often praised as an effective note-taking strategy. In this article, UT Austin Professor Dr. Kevin Dalby highlights some of the reasons learners of all ages should include handwriting in the learning process. It may not be for everyone, but understanding the benefits of pen and paper can help you encode information better. Handwriting is often praised as an effective note-taking strategy. In this article, UT Austin Professor Dr. Kevin Dalby highlights some of the reasons learners of all ages should include handwriting in the learning process. It may not be for everyone, but understanding the benefits of pen and paper can help you encode information better. The Mueller and Oppenheimer Study, along with other examinations of this topic, illustrate that there are at least five excellent reasons to consider handwritten notes. Handwriting your notes helps to: Promote better information retention Have fewer distractions Foste

UT Austin Professor Kevin Dalby Discusses Dark Academia: What Is It and How Is It Tied to COVID-19?

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  Originally published on   thriveglobal.com As COVID-19 disrupted educational institutions worldwide, high school and college students combined their passion for learning and their attraction to social media to promote Dark Academia’s burgeoning subculture. In this article,  UT-Austin medicinal chemistry professor, Dr. Kevin Dalby , examines a recent cultural trend known as Dark Academia. Dark Academia  can be classified as a subculture. A subculture with an emphasis on higher education, writing, the arts, classic Greek and Gothic architecture — and a look inspired by clothing associated with Ivy League and prep schools of the 1930s and 1940s. As the name implies, it revolves around a dark color scheme with hints of earthy tones. It is more than an aesthetic, but the aesthetic might be described as  preppy Goth . Dark Academia became popular on TikTok and Tumblr during quarantine, ostensibly because schools shut down and students still wanted to enjoy a sense of community. It is drive

Dr. Kevin Dalby Examines Creativity and Happiness – Different Sides of the Same Coin

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  Originally published on   newscase.com Creativity promotes happiness and vice versa said by Psychologists. Many adults believe they’re not creative but acknowledge that they probably were as children. Experts say most people can rekindle that childlike creativity and so derive happiness from even mundane activities. Here,  UT-Austin Professor Kevin Dalby  takes a closer look.   A quote attributed to  Pablo Picasso  says, “every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” The pressures and responsibilities of adulthood often suppress the joy of creativity. Navigating the obstacles of gaining an education, providing for a family, and raising children leaves precious little time to develop and maintain a creative outlet. The mental health benefits of creativity are multifaceted. Creativity can help reduce depression, stress, and anxiety. It can also help trauma survivors process their experiences. Studies have found that creative writing helps people regulate

Professor Kevin Dalby Reveals: Can You Succeed in Science Without a Ph.D.?

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Originally published on   scienceworldreport.com Many young aspiring scientists question if they need a Ph.D. to conduct research. Even though the conventional belief is that you need to be a doctor to succeed, a few scientists have historically managed to become famous without a doctorate. Here,  Kevin Dalby - a professor of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry at The University of Texas in Austin , answers whether you need a Ph.D. to become a researcher and features a few outliers - scientists who never got their Ph.D. but became successful and even famous. One way to think about obtaining a Ph.D. is to envision that your career as a scientist is a 12,000-foot mountain, and you are standing at the base. What you want to achieve, the discoveries you want to make, and the papers you would like to publish are all at, or near, the top of the mountain. There is a chair lift running to a point near the top of the mountain, and a doctorate is your lift ticket. It will take several more

Cancer Drug Researcher Kevin Dalby Shares Five Interesting Facts About Cancer

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  Originally published on   iwdn.net Cancer research continues to evolve, generating new fascinating discoveries daily. Over the past few decades, our understanding of cancer has improved significantly. Here,  Austin, TX professor Kevin Dalby  reveals five interesting facts about cancer you may not have heard of before.   Fact #1. In 2019 the  five most common cancer types  that killed women were lung & bronchus, breast, colon & rectum, pancreas, and ovary. For men, the most common cancers are lung & bronchus, prostate, colon & rectum, pancreas, and liver & intrahepatic bile duct.   Fact #2. Even though 67% of Americans diagnosed with cancer survive five or more years, cancer is the  second leading cause of death  globally. It accounted for 1 in 6 deaths worldwide and was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018.   Fact #3. The  Skin Cancer Foundation reports  that there are more than 419,000 new skin cancer cases each year that are attributable to in