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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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Q&A: Unraveling the mysteries of salivary dysfunction

Patients often suffer a long time before coming to see Dr. Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, director of the Salivary Dysfunction Clinic at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. The clinic is uniquely positioned as a hub to treat patients with salivary dysfunction and by default, Sjögren’s syndrome, a little-understood but extremely prevalent autoimmune condition.

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From left: John Espinoza, first year medical student and first-ever Clarence Sasser Scholarship recipient; Clarence Sasser, Medal of Honor Recipient; Brett Giroir, M.D., CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Texas A&M College of Medicine awards scholarship in recognition of Medal of Honor recipient

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine awards the first Clarence Sasser Scholarship in recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient's selfless service, a quality that those in the health care professions demonstrate on a daily basis.

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Stepping away from the textbook: A team-based approach to medicine

As our health care system is transforming, it is important that the way we teach our future health care professionals transforms as well. Interprofessional education and team-based medicine are at the center of a growing movement of collaborative training among health professions students.

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Medical students participate in inaugural Aggies Invent

Medical students recently participated in the inaugural Aggies Invent, which promotes innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset among engineering and medical students at Texas A&M University.

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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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Tired? How caffeine is making you sleep less

More than 80 percent of Americans start their day with caffeine, and while it can be a helpful way to get going in the mornings, it can also hurt your sleeping patterns.

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Texas A&M medical students learn what the future holds during annual “Match Day” event

More than 150 fourth-year medical students at Texas A&M Health Science Center learned where they will begin the next phase of medical training, known as residency; and ultimately, what specialty in the vast field of medicine their future holds on Friday, March 21.

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Disaster Day simulation grows in size, scope and intensity with community help

A helicopter rushes a critically injured patient to the nearest hospital, nurses hurry to the sides of panicked, bloody patients and desperate faces beg for help. This was the

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