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Biolog, COP receive $1 million grant for bacterial pathogens

October 10, 2007

Biolog, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a two-year Phase II STTR Grant for $1 million from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for the expansion of its Phenotype MicroArray

IBT researchers discover gene’s complex role in obesity, fatty liver and diabetes

August 9, 2007

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have found that a gene in the liver and elsewhere in the body, when inhibited or increased, affects fatty liver and diabetes but does not alleviate both diseases at once. The study is currently available online in Diabetes and will be in an upcoming issue of the journal of the American Diabetes Association.

HSC-BCD researcher expands implant testing

June 1, 2007

As the popularity of dental implants rapidly increases, a researcher at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry is committed to testing the reliability of the technology. Dr. Jason A. Griggs, vice chair and associate professor of biomaterials science at HSC-BCD, has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his research,

IBT researchers learn more about signaling network

May 14, 2007

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have discovered that a complex protein signaling network implicated in some cancers also promotes heart formation, a surprising finding that provides a clearer understanding on how certain diseases develop. The study is currently available online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and will be in an upcoming issue of the journal.

COM researcher receives $2.6 million for military vaccine delivery project

March 12, 2007

A Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine researcher has received a $2.6 million grant award toward creating a new method for vaccine delivery for U.S. military personnel. Allison Rice-Ficht, Ph.D., Regents Professor of molecular and cellular medicine and director of the Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery at the HSC-COM, recently received the funding for her project,

COM associate professor receives $3 million toward PTSD research

March 2, 2007

A Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine faculty member has received $3 million to fund post-traumatic stress disorder research at Veterans Affairs facilities in Temple and Waco. The funding for Keith Young, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the HSC-COM and co-director of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Neuropsychiatry Research Program, was introduced to federal legislators in December 2005 but not released until this week.

HSC-IBT researchers learn bacteria in common staph infections can cause necrotizing pneumonia

January 18, 2007

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have discovered a toxin present in the bacteria responsible for the current nationwide outbreak of staph infections also has a role in an aggressive pneumonia that is often fatal within 72 hours.

IBT researchers find protein essential in death of heart muscle cells

September 18, 2006

(HOUSTON, TX) - Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have identified a key factor in human heart failure that may also be successful against hypertension and erectile dysfunction.

Texas A&M Sigma Xi chapter receives award for distinguished performance

June 23, 2006

The Texas A&M chapter of Sigma Xi, which includes the Texas A&M Health Science Center, recently was awarded a