A quarter of Texas rural hospitals are at risk of closing as federal COVID-19 support wanes, according to a study presented this week by the Texas Hospital Association. Dr. Kia Parsi, executive director of the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI), commented about this trend in a Houston Chronicle report:
We Remember Them.
In celebration of National Rural Health Day, we are highlighting two major units at #TAMUHealth dedicated to driving change for rural hospitals and communities: the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) and the Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH).
No matter when or how you served, we salute you. To all military veterans and the families behind them, thank you for your service and sacrifices. Happy #VeteransDay.
It's Forensic Nurses Week!
#reposted from @tamumedicine • A team of researchers led by Drs. Robert O. Watson and Kristin L. Patrick from @TAMUmedicine recently published work in @cell_journal showing how mitochondrial mutations disturb the immune response. These findings could be the key to understanding mechanisms for diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy and Parkinson’s disease, potentially opening the door to new treatments. Watson and Patrick studied mutations in the protein LRRK2 in macrophages, or white blood cells. When the mutated macrophages were exposed to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, the mitochondria initiated a new type of cell death. Learn more: tx.ag/Jw32ACf