Research Archives

IBT Scientist Takes Leadership Role in Stem Cell Summit

June 8, 2005

Robert D. Wells, Ph.D., director of the Center for Genome Research at the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, is taking a leading role in a gathering of national and international specialists that will discuss stem cell research.

IBT Cancer Researchers Focus on Genetic Instability

May 25, 2005

Professor Wallace McKeehan spent the last twelve years of his scientific career trying to develop cancerous tumors using growth-promoting genes in specially designed laboratory animals. This spring he heralds a new phase in his research with three scientific papers that focus instead on tumor suppression.

Edwards to Announce Earmarking of Research Funds for RCHI and CMDD Project

May 12, 2005

Congressman Chet Edwards, Chancellor Robert McTeer and Dr. Nancy Dickey to Announce Federal Funding Earmarked for A&M Health Science Center Programs on Friday, May 13

GSO Symposium on April 14

April 7, 2005

The 10th annual GSO Symposium will be held Thursday, April 14 at the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building, on Texas A&M University's West Campus, in College Station.

Schwartz Named IBT Associate Director

February 11, 2005

Robert J. Schwartz, Ph.D., has been appointed as associate director for the Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), which is located in Houston in the Texas Medical Center and is a component of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. In addition, Dr. Schwartz will direct the newly established Center for Molecular Development and Diseases at IBT.

Baker to Head AHA National Research Committee

February 7, 2005

Kenneth M. Baker, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Molecular Cardiology at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently appointed new Chair of the American Heart Association’s National Research Committee, effective July 2005.

IBT Researcher Ties Folic Acid to Spina Bifida Prevention

November 18, 2004

Laura Mitchell, Ph.D., faculty member at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center’s Institute of Biosciences and Technology, and colleagues highlight how up to 70 percent of spina bifida cases can be prevented by maternal folic acid supplementation around the time of conception.

HSC Awarded Research Infrastructure Grant

November 15, 2004

The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center’s Baylor College of Dentistry has received a very prestigious $2.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The two-year research infrastructure enhancement grant is one of only seven awarded to dental schools throughout the country.

Nasal Powder Flu Vaccine Being Developed

October 19, 2004

Dr. John Quarles and Nancy Arden from the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center have worked for the last year and a half with DelSite Biotechnologies, Inc., and colleagues in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University to develop a nasal powder influenza vaccine.