MD Anderson's employee choir spreads holiday cheer

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MD Anderson's employee choir celebrates the holidays in song. A recent performance included traditional favorites and choral arrangements that capture the spirit of the season.

The choir comprises a diverse group of MD Anderson employees, whose goal is to have fun and share the joy of music with patients, visitors and colleagues.

Moving Forward After Devastating Wildfire

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Dale Weiss, an employee from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, shares how his family is moving forward after the loss of their home to the most destructive wildfire in Texas' history.

Texas Legislature Introduces Resolution Honoring MD Anderson's 70th Anniversary

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It was a big day for MD Anderson at yesterday's legislative session in Austin. To mark the institution's 70th anniversary, two members of the Texas legislature presented a resolution recognizing MD Anderson for its remarkable achievements in cancer care that span seven decades.

Texas Rep. Sarah Davis shares her thoughts on the resolution.

Metagenomic Comparison of the Microbial Hindgut Communities in Drywood- and Grass-Feeding Termites

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Falk Warnecke, Microbial Ecology Program, Joint Genome Institute, DOE Co-authors: Natalia Ivanova, Martin Allgaier, Nikos Kyrpides, Rudolf Scheffrahn, and Phil Hugenholtz Termites are highly efficient in degrading lignocellulosic biomass. In a recent metagenomic study we showed for the first time that microbes inhabiting the termite hindgut encode hundreds of carbohydrate-active enzymes, e.g. glycosyl hydrolases (GHs) and tens of carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs) and by implication are...