Medicine

Understanding the immune system provides new ways to treat diseases

A growing team of researchers in the Texas A&M College of Medicine is trying to understand the basic mechanisms of how the immune system works. This knowledge could be used to develop new treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It also has broad implications for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.

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Program that screens low-income Texans for colon cancer expands to 17 counties

The Texas A&M Health Science Center has received a $1.5 million grant that will enable a colorectal screening program for low-income Texans to continue for another three years and expand its outreach to 17 counties.

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Alpini named the 2016 Takeda Distinguished Scientist, honored for work in gastrointestinal field

Alpini named the 2016 Takeda Distinguished Scientist, honored for work in gastrointestinal field

Gianfranco Alpini, Ph.D., distinguished professor of internal medicine and medical physiology at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently named the 2016 Takeda Distinguished Scientist by the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section of the American Physiological Society.

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Family Medicine Residency at DeTar creates more physicians for South Texas

Texas A&M, DeTar receive accreditation for Family Medicine Residency Program in Victoria

Texas A&M College of Medicine and DeTar Hospital in Victoria have received accreditation for a Family Medicine Residency Program that will train more primary care physicians for South Texas.

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Diet high in red meat may make kidney disease worse

Diet can play a key role in whether kidney disease progresses to kidney failure, according to research conducted by a professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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clinic in Haiti

College of Medicine professor brings medical care, education to thousands in Haiti

A medical clinic in Haiti started by David M. Vanderpool, M.D., from the Texas A&M College of Medicine, is serving thousands of patients annually and providing a valuable learning experience for medical students.

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grapes and red wine

Compound found in grapes, red wine may help prevent memory loss

College of Medicine researcher publishes new findings on the benefits resveratrol may offer for treating memory loss in the elderly.

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A new model for rural health care delivery

In rural communities, gaining access to health care can pose a challenge. The Holland Rural Health Rotations program, led by Catherine McNeal, M.D., Ph.D., exposes first-year medical students to the everyday struggles rural families face. Now in it's fifth year, the program has established a strong relationship with the community of Holland, providing health care where it was previously difficult to find.

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Sick woman blowing her nose next to medications and water.

The cost of taking (or not taking) flu antivirals

With the uptick in flu cases and only a 23 percent effectiveness among the flu vaccine this year, the flu is beginning to reach epidemic proportions. Antivirals, including Tamiflu, are one of the biggest lines of defense against the flu, but some are questioning if they really work.

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