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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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Cheryl Walker and team of researchers

Texas A&M researchers awarded CPRIT grant, move breakthroughs from lab into new treatments for endometrial and kidney cancer

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston recently received an early translational research grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to move recent scientific breakthroughs from the laboratory into drug development for cancers with some of the greatest unmet medical need.

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Researchers in lab.

Texas A&M’s new environmental research center awards stimulating research at Texas A&M and across the Texas Medical Center

The Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR), headquartered at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute for Biosciences and Technology in Houston, has awarded its first five pilot program grants.

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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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MHA students receive national recognition for social media research

Four Master of Health Administration students of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health received national recognition for their research on the use of social media by health care organizations to engage current and potential breast cancer patients.

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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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Faculty member mentors medical student

College of Medicine announces new department to bridge gap between clinical excellence and scientific discovery

Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, a new Department of Clinical Translational Medicine will serve as an academic home for clinical teaching and physician-scientist faculty within the Texas A&M College of Medicine, and will provide the infrastructure for new degree programs as the college continues to expand.

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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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Young girl with an inhaler.

High childhood asthma rates spur research on prenatal air pollutant exposure in South Texas

An increase in industrial expansion and trade has led to higher air pollution along the Texas-Mexico border. Astounding childhood asthma rates in Hidalgo County - among the highest in the state - and research linking childhood asthma to prenatal exposure to air pollution has prompted a team of Texas A&M Health Science Center researchers to dig deeper into the issue with an end-goal of developing intervention strategies to combat the adverse effects of air pollution.

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