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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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Dr. Lin Zhu researches in his lab at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

Tiny drug ‘vehicles’ could attack cancer cells without damaging healthy cells

Researcher at Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy aims to create nanocarriers that directly target cancerous cells while bypassing healthy ones. The design of his nanocarrier can specifically target the cancer-specific enzyme, efficiently enter the cancerous cells and then release the drug inside. The researcher was recognized in a global award for his novel research.

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Chords of healing

When Ashley Smith, a third-year dental student at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, isn't treating patients in the clinic, she can be found at the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center next door to the college, playing piano for patients and their families as part of the hospital's Healing Arts Program.

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Sally Ward

Husband and wife research duo join Texas A&M, advance novel protein engineering research to combat cancer

The age-old saying still holds true: Two heads are better than one, at least for the newest research team at Texas A&M. Elizabeth Sally Ward Ober, Ph.D., a molecular immunologist, and her husband, Raimund J. Ober, Ph.D., a biomedical engineer, have joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, respectively.

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Nurses help patients navigate the maze of fragmented cancer care

Navigating chemotherapy, pain management, nutrition, finances and insurance can be a complicated journey both during and after treatment, and is a daunting task in an already difficult and exhausting situation.

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The Texas A&M Health Science Center has implemented a program aimed at providing uninsured women with cancer screenings and health education.

Saving lives one cancer screening at a time

With a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the Texas A&M Health Science Center is working to educate women on the importance of regular health assessments by improving access to breast and cervical cancer screenings and other services for uninsured and underserved women in the nine Texas counties of the Brazos Valley.

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Narendra Kumar, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Jayshree Mishra, Ph.D., research assistant, serve as co-principal investigators for a sub-contract of an NIH-funded initiative to develop a device that measure drug effectiveness. Texas A&M University-Kingsville electrical engineering graduate students Lakshmi Korrapati and Saikrishna Krishna work in the lab on the project.

Texas A&M pharmacy researchers developing tool to test effectiveness of drugs

A team of Texas A&M scientists in collaboration with Michigan-based 21st Century Therapeutic Inc., hope to develop a technology to measure the effectiveness of novel drugs used in prevention of transplant rejections or cancer treatments.

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Natalie Johnson, Ph.D.

Research to Reality: Researcher identifies effective chemical intervention for liver cancer

Natalie Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published findings from a new study using a chemical intervention approach to prevent carcinogen-induced liver cancer.

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Cheryl Lyn Walker

Head of Texas A&M IBT elected chair of CPRIT’s University Advisory Committee

Acknowledging the integral function of academia in the advancement of cancer research and prevention efforts across the state, the University Advisory Committee (UAC) of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) voted Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., director of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), as chair of UAC.

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