Medicine

Finding the right match: Medical students learn where they will do their residencies

Fourth-year medical students from the Texas A&M College of Medicine recently found out where they will be doing their residencies – the next step on their path to becoming physicians. Soon-to-be graduates "matched" with some of the most prestigious residency programs in Texas and across the nation.

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Not all strokes are created equal: College of Medicine researcher studies how age and sex affect recovery from stroke

Strokes affect men and women much differently. Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D., is trying to learn why this is - and whether understanding gender and age differences in stroke could lead to better treatments.

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Mission BREATHE program combines education and science to target asthma in South Texas

A new program developed by a researcher in the Texas A&M College of Medicine shows families in South Texas simple things they can do to reduce asthma triggers in the home.

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Committing the ‘gambler’s fallacy’ may be in the cards, new research shows

It’s called the gambler’s fallacy: After a long streak of losses, you feel you are going to win. But in reality, your odds of winning are no different than they were before. For years, the gambler’s fallacy has been thought to be a prime example of human irrationality, but a new study published by researchers from the Texas A&M Health Science Center suggests that our brains naturally soak up the strange statistics of random sequences, causing us to commit the gambler's fallacy.

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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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