Dr. Hong examines HPV and cervical awareness among Chinese female sex workers

September 4, 2013

Yan Hong studies female sex workers in China and their experience with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer awareness.

Pharmacy researcher fights cancer, pain with new drug

August 13, 2013

Dai Lu, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, tackles multiple diseases and disorders in his research, including pancreatic cancer, cerebral disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injuries, and metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity. He collaborates with scientists nationwide in order to find ways to battle diseases that cripple family and national budgets

Researchers reveal guardian of the stem cell genome

July 22, 2013

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston have uncovered a new mechanism for safeguarding the genetic integrity of actively dividing stem cells. The study is currently available online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Such stem cells play critical roles in embryonic development and adult tissue regeneration. Conversely, defective stem cells may harbor a mechanism that causes tumors.

Fighting Cancer Against the Clock

July 12, 2013

For Cheryl Walker, Ph.D., and her team, timing is everything. She knows what the bad guys are: specifically endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs. EDCs exhibit hormone-like properties that can wreak havoc via the endocrine system, either by acting like a hormone, blocking a hormone, or causing cancer in an endocrine organ. And they can be found in anything from pesticides to water bottles (like BPA or Bisphenol A—a man-made carbon-based synthetic compound used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins). It’s fair to say Dr. Walker knows exactly what the bad guys are up to.

South Texas researchers reveal projects at colloquium

June 28, 2013

More than 50 South Texas researchers, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Center for Translational Cancer Research and the Texas A&M Health Science Center, presented current research projects June 27-28 on pancreatic cancer, HIV, pandemics, allergic reactions, asthma, epilepsy, preeclampsia, drug development and other major health care issues facing Americans in oral presentations to foster collaboration with colleagues.

Cancer Research Teams receive Travel Awards from CTxCARES

June 27, 2013

The CTxCARES Center (Communities of Texas: Cancer, Activity, Research, Education, Support) a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health recently announced the granting of seven travel awards to research teams focused on accelerating the implementation and dissemination of cancer prevention and control research.

Students secure National Public Health Research Poster Presentation

June 19, 2013

Research posters by students at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health (SRPH) were selected for the Delta Omega National Honorary Society research poster presentation at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, Nov. 2-6, 2013 in Boston.

ACPE appoints dean to global commission

February 5, 2013

Indra Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) International Commission.

How the fruit fly is helping researchers probe the “appetite question” behind obesity

November 26, 2012

TAMHSC researchers have discovered a brain-based sensor in fruit flies that could help explain why most animals are better at regulating their food consumption than we are.