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Parker to address biodefense preparedness at international meeting in Korea

Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center and principal investigator of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing, will serve as the keynote speaker on February 10 at an international symposium to commemorate the establishment of the Biodefense Research Institute at Korea University.

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New drug boosts immune system to protect against world’s deadliest infectious diseases

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new therapy to stimulate the body’s natural immune system, thereby providing effective protection against a wide range of life-threatening infectious diseases.

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Journalists with ten or less years experience reported writing more science articles than reporters with more than ten years experience, indicating younger reporters would benefit most from training.

Preparing African journalists for the next health crisis

Bernard Appiah, Dr.P.H. surveys members of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) working in Accra, the capital of Ghana, to better understand the professional characteristics of journalists and what factors serve as barriers or motivators in covering science stories.

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Fast Facts: What you should know about the Ebola outbreak

Thousands of people have died from the Ebola outbreak currently spreading through West African nations, making it the largest outbreak of the disease on record, and on September 30, 2014, the CDC announced the first case diagnosed in the United States. With no known cure or vaccine, fears of further spread are escalating across the globe. We sat down with infectious disease expert Dr. Scott Lillibridge to find out more on the deadly disease and risk of its reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S.

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Q&A: Pandemic flu – Preparing for the next unknown

While much attention has been focused on the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,000 lives across West Africa, there are other, more easily spread infectious diseases lurking – like pandemic influenza virus. Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president for public health preparedness and response at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, speaks about pandemic influenza, its implications for society, and actions the public health community can take to mitigate damage and save lives.

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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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Preparing Leaders for Global Impact

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health is preparing the next generation of international development practitioners. Through an innovative global health policy and practice capstone experience, our students conducted a meta-review of health systems and governance in conflict-affected countries.

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Customized approach is key to addressing global health challenges

Health care professionals aim to improve quality of life and health status of their patients, but often times the same strategies don’t apply across all communities. Health care providers must continuously work to understand the needs of their community and share important health information with a culturally appropriate strategy.

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Pediatric dentistry residents provide care at home and abroad

Drs. Katie Egbert and Steven Hogan travel to Honduras with a local dental and medical mission, continuing a partnership more than a decade in the making.

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