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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kari Day, a student in the TAMHSC-College of Nursing, was recognized for her poster presentation at the 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Nov. 9-10 in Galveston. Day was honored in the top 5 percent among all participating undergraduates.