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Q&A: Cutting-edge research explores how diet causes and prevents cancer

Research suggests no single food can protect you from cancer, but a diet filled with ­vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans ­helps lower the risk for many cancers. Dr. Roderick Dashwood is looking to reproduce the best parts of what we eat to stop cancer and other diseases before they even start.

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Can stem cells cause and cure cancer?

The future of cancer therapy may lie in the very stem cells that cause cancer in the first place. Researchers at the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology are studying how stem cells that cause cancer come out of dormancy and become active. If they can keep the cells dormant, they can ultimately prevent cancer from forming.

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Combating deadly antibiotic-resistant infections: CDC says teamwork is key

Superbugs - germs that have evolved to become resistant to antibiotics and other medical treatments - are on the loose, infecting more than 2 million people in the U.S. every year.

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Texas A&M National Research Cooperative and Major Philadelphia Health System Partner to Combat Health Disparities

Main Line Health, a five-hospital teaching health system in suburban Philadelphia, recently became a member of the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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Meeting the needs of today’s – and tomorrow’s – patients: Preparing medical students for an ever-changing world

Texas A&M College of Medicine has launched a new medical curriculum aimed at allowing more time, and diverse opportunities, in clinical training to ensure Aggie physicians are amply prepared to lead Texas' future health care workforce.

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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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Master of Health Administration Student receives National Scholarship

Elizabeth Arana of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health has been selected as one of six students awarded the Albert W. Dent scholarship from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

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Nationally accredited diabetes education program comes to Kingsville

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) has established an American Diabetes Association recognized program in Kingsville to empower individuals diagnosed with diabetes to take control of their health. The program is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

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Addressing public health abroad: Aggies team up to provide health services in Ecuador

This summer, an interdisciplinary group of Aggies - composed of students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy - spent a week abroad providing basic health services to residents of Guamaní, Ecuador.

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