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Computers, smartphones and TVs: how electronics might be affecting your teen’s sleep

Natural blue light is emitted during the day, but most electronics also expose us to this wavelength of light. Recent research shows that artificial blue light has a delaying effect on our sleep cycle.

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Taylor awarded 2014 American STD Association Developmental Award

Brandie Taylor, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, was recently awarded the 2014 American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA) Developmental Award. The ASTDA Developmental Award is designed to encourage new investigators to pursue careers in STD research.

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Narendra Kumar, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Jayshree Mishra, Ph.D., research assistant, serve as co-principal investigators for a sub-contract of an NIH-funded initiative to develop a device that measure drug effectiveness. Texas A&M University-Kingsville electrical engineering graduate students Lakshmi Korrapati and Saikrishna Krishna work in the lab on the project.

Texas A&M pharmacy researchers developing tool to test effectiveness of drugs

A team of Texas A&M scientists in collaboration with Michigan-based 21st Century Therapeutic Inc., hope to develop a technology to measure the effectiveness of novel drugs used in prevention of transplant rejections or cancer treatments.

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Texas dental schools team up to create a standardized course for treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders

As the number of Americans with sleep-related breathing disorders continues to grow, so does the need for dentists to have access to continued training to best serve this patient population.

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Tekwe develops new model examining impact of radiation dose on lipid measures among Japanese atomic bomb survivors

Carmen D. Tekwe, Ph.D., assistant professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published a study detailing the development of a new statistical model in Statistics in Medicine.

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