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New drug boosts immune system to protect against world’s deadliest infectious diseases

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new therapy to stimulate the body’s natural immune system, thereby providing effective protection against a wide range of life-threatening infectious diseases.

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Addressing disease hazards in the dental setting

There are myriad factors dentists take into consideration in order to create a safe and sterile environment for patients, from the cleanliness of office surface areas to the water used for rinsing and the methods of instrument cleaning.

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Researchers at Texas A&M investigate “the pharmacy inside our bodies” for autoimmunity treatments

Researchers at Texas A&M investigate “the pharmacy inside our bodies” for autoimmunity treatments

The benefits of healthy gut bacteria and microbes have surged into the public consciousness over the past several years. Now, researchers at Texas A&M are on the cusp of developing therapeutics derived from gut bacteria to treat a number of ailments, including autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and even cancer.

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Texas A&M dedicates national pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing facility, on track for 2016 start-up phase

Texas Governor Rick Perry, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, Texas A&M Health Science Center CEO Brett Giroir, M.D., and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), State of Texas and biopharmaceutical company GSK today dedicated a national pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas, which when complete will serve as an anchor for the Texas A&M Biocorridor.

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Piecing together the puzzle: Addressing the primary care shortage

Texas A&M Health Science Center is heeding the call to fill the overwhelming primary care gap, not only by producing more primary care physicians and working with partners where possible to develop new residency programs or expand existing ones, but also by extending health care teams through educational programs in nursing and pharmacy and empowering patients through targeted research and outreach programs.

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The Texas A&M Health Science Center has implemented a program aimed at providing uninsured women with cancer screenings and health education.

Saving lives one cancer screening at a time

With a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the Texas A&M Health Science Center is working to educate women on the importance of regular health assessments by improving access to breast and cervical cancer screenings and other services for uninsured and underserved women in the nine Texas counties of the Brazos Valley.

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Stepping away from the textbook: A team-based approach to medicine

As our health care system is transforming, it is important that the way we teach our future health care professionals transforms as well. Interprofessional education and team-based medicine are at the center of a growing movement of collaborative training among health professions students.

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Editorial: Call for a roadmap to manage the Ebola (or the next public health) outbreak

Dr. Gerald Parker, vice president for public health preparedness and response, offers a roadmap for managing the next Ebola, or any global public health threat, whether naturally occurring or a deliberate attack.

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Parents can help protect children, communities and prevent disease outbreaks with recommended vaccinations that can be done at a local pharmacy or doctor’s office.

Immunizations: the back-to-school item kids can’t do without

As children return to school, parents can help protect children, communities and prevent disease outbreaks with recommended vaccinations that can be done at a local pharmacy or doctor’s office.

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