Low-cost TB test means quicker, more reliable diagnosis for patients

A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes.

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Regenerating bone to anchor dental implants

A new method of prompting localized bone growth reveals a promising option for patients with bone loss who are considering dental implant surgery.

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Getting to the root of pain

This recent graduate’s postdoctoral plans keep her anchored at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, where she’ll further the dental school’s research on estrogen and TMJ disorders.

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Research shows relationships are key to quality of life with multiple sclerosis

Nursing faculty member found that if a health care provider-patient relationship was based on mutual respect and collaborative decision-making, it was more likely to ensure effective health outcomes and an improved quality of life.

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Pharmacy researcher receives Gates grant to develop HIV-protective contraceptive

Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy researcher receives grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for groundbreaking idea to explore ways to tackle a global health issue of HIV.

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Higher daily nitrate intake from drinking water during pregnancy associated with birth defects

Findings from a study of mothers and their exposures during the first trimester of pregnancy suggest that higher nitrate intake from drinking water sources might be associated with some types of defects in babies.

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The fungus among us: How engineered baker’s yeast may crack the code for new treatments

Researchers are optimistic about new strategies to cure human ailments caused by fungal pathogens, thanks to a lab-engineered strain of simple baker’s yeast.

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Researchers probe healthy gut bacteria for new medical treatments

A Texas A&M Health Science Center researcher calls it the "12th Man of human health" - healthy gut bacteria could solve infectious diseases, cancer and more.

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New technology may offer safe alternatives to BPA

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new test that could offer a fast and cost-effective way to identify safe replacements for BPA, a common endocrine disrupting chemical found in many household items.

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