Research

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New method for cleaning hospital rooms could help stop the spread of ‘superbugs’

When a typical 100-bed hospital sees roughly 10-20 hospital-acquired infections a year it's no wonder "superbugs" like CRE or MRSA are top of mind. New study shows that manual disinfection combined with UV light can kill more than 90 percent of infection causing bacteria.

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Speeding discoveries from bench to bedside

Biomedical research should ultimately benefit patients. That’s the driving force behind the work being done by LauraLee Hughes and her staff in the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Office of Technology Translation (OTT).

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Women’s Health in Neuroscience Program fills a critical research gap

The need for more basic research on how neurological diseases differ in men and women is what prompted researchers from the Texas A&M College of Medicine to start the Women’s Health in Neuroscience program. The ultimate goal of the program is to learn how to exploit these differences to develop new therapies.

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New research may lead to better outcomes for children born with fetal alcohol syndrome

As few as one to two episodes of binge drinking in the first trimester of pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. The Texas A&M College of Medicine is participating in an international study that is trying to determine if it is possible to predict the severity of fetal alcohol syndrome in infants by studying a marker in the blood of the mother.

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Symposium gives more than 60 dental students an opportunity to present their research

More than 60 students from the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry will present research at the school's 42nd Annual Research Scholars Day in April.

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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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