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.

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!)