Research

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Team approach to surgery improves quality of care while reducing cost

By merely reducing unnecessary preoperative tests, the cost of surgery could be reduced by $112 per case according to a new study published by Bita Kash, Ph.D., M.B.A., FACHE.

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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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$100 million in research expenditures

Texas A&M Health Science Center solidifies growth trajectory with unprecedented research expenditures milestone

With an unprecedented 34 percent increase in 2014, Texas A&M Health Science Center has crossed the $100 million threshold in total annual research expenditures, which includes a nearly 68 percent increase in funding from federal sources.

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Chemical found in broccoli may offer a new option for treating advanced prostate cancer

Chemical found in broccoli may offer a new option for treating advanced prostate cancer

Broccoli is frequently touted as a food that can help prevent cancer, but could it also be used to treat it? According to research conducted by a faculty member at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston, the answer is yes.

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Cheryl Walker and team of researchers

Texas A&M researchers awarded CPRIT grant, move breakthroughs from lab into new treatments for endometrial and kidney cancer

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston recently received an early translational research grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to move recent scientific breakthroughs from the laboratory into drug development for cancers with some of the greatest unmet medical need.

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Texas A&M’s new environmental research center awards stimulating research at Texas A&M and across the Texas Medical Center

The Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR), headquartered at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute for Biosciences and Technology in Houston, has awarded its first five pilot program grants.

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Carolyn Cannon, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric pulmonologist and associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine

Wielding Nature’s Sword: Researchers at Texas A&M discover new treatments against drug-resistant infections

Since World War II, antibiotics have been our only defense against bacterial infection, but overuse and misuse have caused some bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics. Now, researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center have discovered an entirely new class of antimicrobials that have the potential to kill drug-resistant bacteria.

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Dr. Peter Davies sitting at robotic workstation of the high-throughput equipment

Innovative Collaboration: Bringing together people, technology to cure human illness

The Texas A&M Health Science Center brings together scientists across Texas in a multi-institutional academic drug discovery program. With the help of state-of-the-art equipment, the consortium aims to repurpose drugs to treat devastating illnesses, a process that costs a fraction of the time and money it takes to develop an entirely new drug.

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Young girl with an inhaler.

High childhood asthma rates spur research on prenatal air pollutant exposure in South Texas

An increase in industrial expansion and trade has led to higher air pollution along the Texas-Mexico border. Astounding childhood asthma rates in Hidalgo County - among the highest in the state - and research linking childhood asthma to prenatal exposure to air pollution has prompted a team of Texas A&M Health Science Center researchers to dig deeper into the issue with an end-goal of developing intervention strategies to combat the adverse effects of air pollution.

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