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Article ID: 689686

Researchers in Dallas Study Texas’ First Federally Endangered Mussel Species

Texas A&M AgriLife

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists in Dallas works alongside collaborators to understand the ecology and taxonomy of Texas' first federally endangered freshwater mussel species.

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16-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689611

San Antonio Researchers Investigating Mysterious Children's Illness

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomedical Research Institute and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio have joined forces to cure a mysterious condition called Kawasaki disease. The illness which affects young children is named after the Japanese doctor who first described it more than 50 years ago. However, researchers still do not know what causes the rashes, fever, and artery damage. Some type of infectious agent is suspected.

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16-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689560

Poor Fitness Linked to Weaker Brain Fiber, Higher Dementia Risk

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease.

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14-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689540

Cancer Researcher's Life Saved by CAR-T Treatment

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Woodring Wright, a UT Southwestern Professor of Cell Biology who studies the end caps of chromosomal DNA, called telomeres, hoping to find ways to fight aging and cancer, had multiple myeloma.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689544

CAR-T Clinical Trial Enrolling Multiple Myeloma Patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of nine exclusive sites in the country enrolling multiple myeloma patients for a clinical trial of the CAR-T “living drug” therapy for cancer.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689528

The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

Texas A&M University

In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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In Light of Winter Olympics, Sports Serve as an Equalizer

Texas A&M University

Dr. George Cunningham, professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, offers insight as to why sports act as such an effective mechanism in equalizing people of different backgrounds.

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13-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689278

Analysis: Female Drivers Convicted for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Research Society on Alcoholism

Women have become increasingly involved in drunk driving and fatal crashes. However, much of the research on drunk driving has been conducted using predominantly male samples. Little is known about the life context, psychiatric histories, and family backgrounds of women arrested for drunk driving. This study was based on interviews with women arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI); the study also compared women with single DUIs with those who had multiple DUI convictions.

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8-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689338

Obesity Associated with Longer Survival for Men with Metastatic Melanoma

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Obese patients with metastatic melanoma who are treated with targeted or immune therapies live significantly longer than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), investigators report in a study published in Lancet Oncology of 1,918 patients in six independent clinical cohorts. This effect, referred to as the “Obesity Paradox”, principally manifested itself in men, said Jennifer McQuade, M.D., lead author and instructor of Melanoma Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Article ID: 689409

Building And Breaking Connections: How Neuronal Networks Influence Alcoholism

Texas A&M University

Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain alterations and behavior has been less clear.

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