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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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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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Marcia Ory, Ph.D.

Ory named Associate Dean of Research

Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D., has been named Associate Dean of Research at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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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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