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Esther Oluwo, a third-year dental student

Investigating the color sustainability of endodontic materials

In today’s world of modern dentistry, endodontic treatments such as vital pulp therapies and root canals can breathe new life into a tooth that otherwise might be lost. There’s just one problem: Certain materials used in these procedures can cause discoloration of the teeth, most often to an undesirable shade of gray or even blue.

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Depressed Woman

Mehta awarded innovative mental health research grant

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and depressive disorders rank among the most common health problems of the U.S. workforce. Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D. has been awarded a grant to study the impact of major depression on precision motor control and associated functional changes in the frontal brain regions.

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Pregnant woman having blood pressure checked

Innovative preeclampsia research to identify potential biomarkers

Brandie DePaoli Taylor, Ph.D. will lead a research team that will study subtypes of preeclampsia with different severity. She hopes to help clinicians get ahead of the illness through a new study to identify biomarkers of the disease with the three-year, $181,507 study funded by The Discovery Foundation.

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When breaking the rules leads to better patient care

When breaking the rules leads to better patient care

Professional nursing standards were created to guide patient care services and lay the foundation for best practices. However, health care is unpredictable and not always black and white. What works for one patient, might not work for another. What happens when hospital policies contradict the nurse’s opinion of the right thing to do?

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Q&A: Tuberculosis: Not just a disease of the past

Q&A: Tuberculosis: Not just a disease of the past

With nine million new cases appearing every year, tuberculosis (TB) is far from a disease of the past. We sat down with Jeffrey Cirillo, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, who has spent the last 28 years researching tuberculosis, to find out more about one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

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Male researcher in lab

A collaborative approach to cancer research leads to more than $6 million in CPRIT funding for TAMHSC

The power of team science has landed Texas A&M Health Science Center more than $6.3 million in research funding to further study cancer treatment therapies. It comes at a crucial time in the U.S., as there are an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases that will be diagnosed in 2015 alone, with nearly 600,000 cancer deaths.

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Dr. Magnus Hooks

Texas A&M spin-off, Pulmotect, Inc., receives $3 million NIH grant to fund infection prevention drug trials

Clinical-stage biotechnology company Pulmotect, Inc., has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of PUL-042, an inhaled therapeutic designed to prevent and treat respiratory infections in cancer patients with compromised immune systems.

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Dr. Brooke Russell

Solving real-world problems with unconventional solutions: Using bacteria to heal wounds

Founded on an initial discovery from researchers at the TAMHSC Institute of Biosciences and Technology, ECM Technologies – a Houston-based biotech startup – is looking to bring a new, bacterial-derived designer collagen to market.

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Researcher working in lab

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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