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Innovative Texas Tech TechTeach Program Aims to Better Prepare First-Year Teachers

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When preparing for a lifelong career, six weeks or a semester of on-the-job training doesn’t sound like much. Likewise, for most K-12 teachers, the brief period of student teaching might not be enough preparation to be able to walk into their first classroom as an effective educator. Supply and demand entered a critical stage in recent years when thousands of teachers were rushed into the workforce with minimal experience and support.

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Breast Cancer, Ut Southwestern, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Specialist, Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, to Head UT Southwestern’s Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, internationally recognized for his work in laboratory-based translational research and advancing the care of breast cancer patients, has been selected as Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, after an extensive nationwide search.

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Brain Metastases, Blood Test

Researchers Working on Blood Test to Detect Brain Metastases While Still Treatable

Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk for developing brain metastasis, and also monitor disease progression and response to therapy in real time.

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Eclipse, Astronomer, Astronomy

Texas Tech Astronomer Offers Eclipse Viewing Tips Ahead of Rare Phenomenon

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Tawanda Gumbo, Tuberculosis

Dr. Tawanda Gumbo Named to WHO Task Force on Tuberculosis Medicines

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Tawanda Gumbo, MD, an investigator at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, is among 30 experts worldwide named to a World Health Organization task force on treatment of tuberculosis.

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Hypoglycemia

Baylor Scott & White – McKinney Researchers Reveal Mom and Baby Skin-to-Skin Care Reduces NICU Admissions for Hypoglycemia

Skin-to-skin contact with mom helps newborns at risk of neonatal hypoglycemia stay out of the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a new study by clinicians at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — McKinney.

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zika, West Nile, Zika disease severity, Zika infection, West Nile Vaccine, Vaccine Development, TTUHSC El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El, Anjali Joshi, Himanshu Garg, Dengue, antibody-dependent enhancement

Can Previous Exposure to West Nile Alter the Course of Zika?

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EL PASO, Texas - West Nile virus is no stranger to the U.S.-Mexico border; thousands of people in the region have contracted the mosquito-borne virus in the past. But could this previous exposure affect how intensely Zika sickens someone now?

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Sun Exposure, Skin Cancer, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, Circadian Rhythm, Eating

Eating Habits Affect Skin’s Protection Against Sun

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Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays.

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Depression, Schizophrenia, Antipsychotic Drugs, Mental Health, Research, Ut Southwestern

UTSW Researchers Identify Receptor Involved in Weight Gain Linked to Antipsychotic Drugs, Reverse Condition in Mice

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Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs.

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Lung Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Research, Clinical Trails, Ut Southwestern

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria a Growing Obstacle

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Despite a decade-long call for simplification of clinical trials, the number of criteria excluding patients from participating in clinical trials for lung cancer research continues to rise.







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