Research

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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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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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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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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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