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Combating stage fright with music

The stage is set and the instruments are in place. Waiting in the wings, her heart is racing, her hands are trembling and her stomach is nauseous. It is show time. But, this isn’t a concert–it is a simulation. However, the anxiety experienced by some nursing students is similar to what musicians, actors, and athletes feel before playing a musical piece, reciting their lines or running a race.

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Dr. Xiaohua Liu

Regenerating bone: Injectable biomaterials may be on the horizon

Patients in need of dental implants often face a shared dilemma: lack of sufficient bone to support their implants. Current options to regenerate bone range from the invasive —

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How do environmental toxins affect the heart?

What impact do environmental chemicals have on heart health? A new Texas A&M study seeks to find out, and in turn, help United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) make decisions on which chemicals to regulate and how.

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The future of medicine may lurk in our gut

Scientists from the Texas A&M College of Medicine are looking at how trillions of tiny creatures lurking in our gut, also known as microbiota, could treat a variety of diseases from arthritis to diabetes.

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Repairing bones with stem cells

When you break a bone, you get a cast and within a few months, your fracture heals. But what if you have a condition that impair bones' healing ability, such as the elderly, diabetic or osteoporotic? A team from engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine is using mesenchymal stem cells to heal bones faster and more effectively.

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New research shows golden hour trauma care saves lives on the battlefield

A new study from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research and the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, confirms that receiving trauma care within the first hour, instead of the previously mandated two-hour window, has saved the lives of U.S. service men and women on the battlefield.

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Dr. Jerry Feng, back right, professor in biomedical sciences at TAMBCD, reviews images on a computer.

New findings could revolutionize dogma on bone formation in the temporomandibular joint

The current school of thought on bone formation in the mandibular condyle, the rounded knob where the mandible and upper jaw meet, is that cartilage cells — called chondrocytes — must form and then experience cell death before bone cells can form. Preliminary findings from the lab of Dr. Jerry Feng, professor in the department of biomedical sciences at TAMBCD, show this may not be the case. Bone marrow cells may not be the only ones that build bone.

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Does obesity impact brain health in seniors? A new Texas A&M study aims to find out

As we age, the effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease and diabetes are well documented, but little is known about the impact of obesity on brain health. Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, hopes to change this with new research aimed at better understanding how obesity in seniors impacts their brain function.

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Mother inspires research that revolutionizes the care of seniors

Marcia Ory, Ph.D. has revolutionized the care of seniors through applied prevention research beginning at the National Institute on Aging where she directed the Social Science Research on Aging program, to her current position as distinguished professor and associate dean of research at the Texas A&M School of Public Health.

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