Science Sound Off

Go beyond the journal articles and into the laboratory and the field as scientists share their discoveries—in a way everyone can understand. Science, explained.

Researching how to prevent PTSD after sexual assault

April 30, 2019

Nancy Downing, PhD, RN, SANE-A, CP-SANE, associate professor in the Forensic Nursing Program at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, is part of an interdisciplinary team researching how hormones may affect the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after sexual assault.

Research-backed reasons to have that colon cancer screening

March 19, 2019

March is colorectal cancer awareness month, and experts want you to know that if you're between 50 and 70, you need to get screened...and it's not as miserable as people assume. Jane Bolin, BSN, JD, PhD, the associate dean for research at the Texas A&M College of Nursing and a professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, breaks down the process.

Managing your diabetes, arthritis and more: What works

February 26, 2019

Matthew L. Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, explains the research-backed best ways to manage chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis.

Genetics, and what is CRISPR anyway?

February 12, 2019

David Reiner, PhD, associate professor at the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology, explains his genetics research, how CRISPR works and why a tiny worm can teach us about ourselves.

How does blood pressure affect the kidneys?

January 29, 2019

Joe Rutkowski, PhD, an assistant professor in the Texas A&M College of Medicine, explains his research on blood pressure and its effect on the kidneys...and vice versa.

Fall prevention

Don’t let pride go before a fall

January 15, 2019

About 3 million older adults are treated in the emergency department for fall-related injuries each year. Matthew L. Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, distills his research on fall prevention programs and offers some practical advice.

Cell therapy—from bone repair to leukemia cure

December 18, 2018

Carl Gregory, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, collaborates with Texas A&M engineers to bring his ideas to market—and to patients.

Robert Watson and Kristin Patrick in their lab

Partners in and out of the lab

November 27, 2018

Husband-and-wife team Kristen Patrick, PhD, and Robert Watson, PhD, MPH, both assistant professors at the College of Medicine, use yeast to study bacteria and how they infect us.

highschool students working at standing desks

Stand for your health

October 15, 2018

Mark Benden, PhD, director of the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M, explains the science of how people work and how we can all be healthier doing so. (Hint: Move more!)