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    18-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702251

Using Money to Encourage Alcohol Abstinence Can Be Effective

Research Society on Alcoholism

It is estimated that only 20 to 24 percent of individuals with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) ever receive treatment of any kind for their disease. Most of the reasons given for not seeking treatment relate to the person’s inability or unwillingness to attend traditional in-person treatment. One alternative may be “contingency management.” This is a method in which a reward is given – for example, money, privileges, or prizes – once abstinence from alcohol or the drug in question is verified. This study examined the effectiveness of providing a financial reward for alcohol abstinence.

15-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 702383

Study: Even Low Levels of Arsenic Can Cause Kidney Disease

Texas Tech University

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, even low, allowable levels of arsenic may be enough to cause kidney disease. The good news, however, is there may be a way to treat such kidney disease using a drug already approved by the FDA – just not for this purpose.

17-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702339

Texas Biomed Scientists Researching Ebola-Malaria Connection

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomed researchers – in collaboration with the University of Iowa – are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region.

17-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702338

Researcher Wins Breakthrough Prize for Innate Immunity Discovery

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen today was named winner of the prestigious 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his discovery of the cGAS enzyme that launches the body’s immune defense against infections and cancers. That enzyme patrols the cell’s interior and triggers the immune system in response to DNA.

17-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702318

Protein Derived From Cottonseed for Human Nutrition One Step Closer to Reality

Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Keerti Rathore, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist, received word that Texas A&M’s “Petition for Determination of Non-regulated Status for Ultra-Low Gossypol Cottonseed TAM66274” has been approved by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

16-Oct-2018 4:35 PM EDT

Article ID: 702308

UT Southwestern receives national excellence in diversity award

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

16-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702179

Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Professor Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702132

Researchers Document History Of Fear In Public Health Campaigns

Texas A&M University

Fear never works. Or does it? Fear can be a powerful tool in public health efforts, although graphic, emotionally evocative campaigns have been the source of controversy over the past half-century.

12-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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