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Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Professor Receives Award for Research on Diabetes-Related Digestive Disorder
Released: 11-Dec-2019 4:00 PM EST
TTUHSC El Paso Professor Receives Award for Research on Diabetes-Related Digestive Disorder
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Munmun Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., M.Sc., an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a $100,429 grant from the Edward N. and Margaret G. Marsh Foundation for her research project, “Gastroparesis, a Mysterious Stomach Disorder and its Prevalence in Women.”

Newswise: Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Hole in Heart
Released: 6-Jun-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Hole in Heart
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso now performs a safe and minimally invasive treatment for a heart birth defect that affects up to 25% of people.

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Released: 2-May-2019 1:10 AM EDT
$150,000 Grant Will Help Finance Research on Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Cure SMA recently awarded a $150,000 research grant to Laxman Gangwani, Ph.D., associate professor of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Center of Emphasis in Neurosciences, at TTUHSC El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Newswise: $1.5 Million Will Fund Jim and Julie Cardwell Endowed Chair in Neurology
Released: 20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
$1.5 Million Will Fund Jim and Julie Cardwell Endowed Chair in Neurology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Thanks to a generous $750,000 gift from the Jim and Julie Cardwell Fund and the Cardwell Family Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is establishing an endowed chair in the department of neurology.

Newswise: Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program Aims to Ease Shortage
Released: 12-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program Aims to Ease Shortage
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

After recently gaining accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will soon begin offering the first training program in the El Paso area for geriatric psychiatry.

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Released: 5-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
Grant Expected to Push Sepsis Research Forward
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Weil Research Grant will allow a TTUHSC El Paso professor to continue research that focuses on how different immune cells contribute to the body's response during sepsis, which has a mortality rate of up to 50 percent.

Newswise: TTP El Paso ALS Clinics Complete First Year of Service
Released: 26-Jan-2019 5:25 AM EST
TTP El Paso ALS Clinics Complete First Year of Service
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Few words can be as surprising and heartbreaking as when a doctor tells a patient, “I wish I could tell you that you have cancer, because at least we could do something about that.”

Newswise: Water T2 Biomarker Could Help Stop Diabetes Before It Starts
Released: 14-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Water T2 Biomarker Could Help Stop Diabetes Before It Starts
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

“Eureka” moments still happen in scientific research. David P. Cistola, MD, PhD, had his moment in August 2014 when he and his research team discovered a blood biomarker that identifies individuals who could be at risk for Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. That discovery could revolutionize how the early changes that lead to diabetes are detected—giving patients the opportunity to make lifestyle modifications or initiate therapies that prevent the disease from developing in the first place.

Newswise: Dean named to Texas Graduate Education Advisory Committee
Released: 1-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Dean named to Texas Graduate Education Advisory Committee
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D., dean of TTUHSC El Paso’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Graduate Education Advisory Committee. The 24-member committee, which meets up to four times a year, reviews issues relating to graduate education at public universities and health-related institutions in Texas.

Newswise: How Is That Dental School Coming Along?
Released: 18-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
How Is That Dental School Coming Along?
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

By 2021, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso expects to open its fourth school, the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine. Once approved, the WLHSDM will make history as West Texas’ first-ever dental school. To learn what this means for the university, and for the Paso del Norte region, we sat down with WLHSDM Dean Richard C. Black, D.D.S., M.S., who has also served as interim dean since 2017.

Newswise: Success of Colorectal Cancer Intervention Program recognized by National Cancer Institute
Released: 29-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Success of Colorectal Cancer Intervention Program recognized by National Cancer Institute
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso initiative that is increasing the number of screenings for colorectal cancer across West Texas has caught the eye of the National Cancer Institute.

Newswise: PodMed TT Offers Podcast Listeners Latest Medical News
Released: 16-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
PodMed TT Offers Podcast Listeners Latest Medical News
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

When medical professionals want to stay in the loop on breaking medical news, there is one podcast they tune into week after week: PodMed TT.

Released: 16-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso Designated ‘Hispanic-Serving Institution’
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) as a Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), making it the second Health-Related Institution in the nation to receive this designation and the only one located on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Newswise: Board of Regents Approves Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree for El Paso
Released: 10-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Board of Regents Approves Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree for El Paso
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

At its Aug. 10 meeting, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree to be offered by the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSDM) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso President Elected to Chair FDA Advisory Board
Released: 11-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso President Elected to Chair FDA Advisory Board
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed as panel chair for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Circulatory Systems Devices Panel.

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Released: 6-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Keep Up with Important Medical News with PodMed TT
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

It can be difficult to keep up with the avalanche of medical news that comes each week from medical journals and studies. But one important source for discussion of the week’s medical news comes from TTUHSC El Paso: The weekly podcast PodMed Double T.

Newswise: Nursing School Achieves 10-Year Accreditation
Released: 28-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Nursing School Achieves 10-Year Accreditation
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing programs for a 10-year term. The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency

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Released: 24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Breast Cancer Research Gets $2 Million Boost
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will allow TTUHSC El Paso to create a new lab focusing on breast cancer.

Newswise: $2 Million Grant to Push Forward Cancer Research in West Texas
Released: 20-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
$2 Million Grant to Push Forward Cancer Research in West Texas
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will allow Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) to create a new lab focusing on breast cancer, pushing forward breast cancer research in West Texas.

Newswise: AJMS Honors Manuscript About Innovative Study on Treatments for Functional Dyspepsia
Released: 16-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT
AJMS Honors Manuscript About Innovative Study on Treatments for Functional Dyspepsia
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Three Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) faculty members were honored recently with the 2018 Tinsley Harrison Award for the best original manuscript published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (AJMS, December 2016).

Newswise: UMC Makes History as Borderland’s First Comprehensive Stroke Center
Released: 23-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EDT
UMC Makes History as Borderland’s First Comprehensive Stroke Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

For the first time, El Pasoans can access the highest-level stroke treatment available without having to leave home. On Friday, March 9, University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC)

Newswise: Study to Determine Which Stool Test Is Best for Colorectal Cancer Detection
Released: 22-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
Study to Determine Which Stool Test Is Best for Colorectal Cancer Detection
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

FIT tests, or fecal immunochemical tests, are noninvasive and simple to collect in the privacy of one's own home, with no dietary or medical restrictions. But just how accurate are these new FIT tests? That’s what faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) and a team of scientists from across the U.S. hope to find out in a new study.

Newswise: Study Sheds Light on Rarity of Disease-Causing IGF Mutations
Released: 18-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST
Study Sheds Light on Rarity of Disease-Causing IGF Mutations
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Peter Rotwein, M.D., was recently spotlighted by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) for a study he conducted on insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), a family of proteins that are crucial in early human growth and development. IGF mutations have been tied to dire health problems, like growth failure, intellectual deficiencies, and other developmental abnormalities.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Publish Cardiology Textbook
Released: 9-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST
TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Publish Cardiology Textbook
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A textbook guiding cardiologists on the latest treatments in cardiovascular medicine was recently published by two faculty members at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

Newswise: $420,000 Grant Funds Study on What Makes Humans Susceptible to Zika
Released: 10-Oct-2017 8:10 AM EDT
$420,000 Grant Funds Study on What Makes Humans Susceptible to Zika
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A Texas researcher has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to study the mosquito-borne virus Zika. With the NIAID grant, Wu and his colleagues at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will try to determine which human genes enable the virus to attack and kill human cells. To do this, Wu will conduct a genome-wide knockout screening — a process that specifically knocks out, or deactivates, each gene in the human genome —to identify the genes involved by process of elimination.

Newswise: Can Previous Exposure to West Nile Alter the Course of Zika?
Released: 15-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Can Previous Exposure to West Nile Alter the Course of Zika?
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

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?

Newswise: Neurology Chair Speaks at International Stroke Symposium
Released: 21-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Neurology Chair Speaks at International Stroke Symposium
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Last month, Salvador Cruz-Flores, M.D., spoke at the 1st Regional Symposium on Stroke in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The symposium, jointly organized by the American Stroke Association (ASA), World Stroke Association, and Iberoamerican Stroke Organization, was created to raise awareness about stroke symptoms and the importance of timely treatment.

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Released: 3-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso Breaks Ground on $83 Million Medical Sciences Building
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) officially broke ground on the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) II, an $83 million, 219,900-square-foot facility.

Newswise: Cardiologist Warns Against Dissolvable Stents in NEJM
Released: 6-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Cardiologist Warns Against Dissolvable Stents in NEJM
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — In a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial published last week, Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., provides expert commentary on bioresorbable stents, an alternative to the traditional stents used in patients with cardiac conditions. In his editorial, Dr. Mukherjee encourages cardiologists to continue using conventional drug-eluting stents, instead of the newer bioresorbable option.

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Released: 7-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST
$1.1 Million Grant Funds Study on Why Early Pregnancy Prevents Breast Cancer
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas – Biomedical scientist Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D., has received a $1.1 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to study how early pregnancy reduces a woman’s risk for breast cancer.

Newswise: $1.5 Million to Prevent Cervical Cancer in West Texas
Released: 7-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST
$1.5 Million to Prevent Cervical Cancer in West Texas
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas – Navkiran Shokar, M.A., M.P.H, M.D., has received nearly $1.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to reduce the burden of cervical cancer in West Texas.

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12-Jan-2017 8:00 AM EST
Common Heart Drug Repurposed to Treat Rare Cancer in Europe
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC).

Newswise: $1.8 Million Grant Funds Digestive Disease Research in El Paso
Released: 9-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST
$1.8 Million Grant Funds Digestive Disease Research in El Paso
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — Co-principal investigators Richard McCallum, M.D., and Irene Sarosiek, M.D., have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The funds will support basic research and clinical trials on patients living with a digestive disorder named gastroparesis.

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Released: 1-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso Med Students Win International Space Race Competition
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A team of medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is one of 11 winners of the international Space Race competition. More than 300 individuals from across the globe entered the entrepreneurial challenge. The Space Race is a multi-phase business plan competition that helps launch innovative start-up companies, while encouraging the adoption of NASA technologies.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Receives $6 Million Grant for New Dental School
Released: 25-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso Receives $6 Million Grant for New Dental School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has received a $6 million grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF) to support its new dental school.

Newswise: Study Finds Alzheimer’s Manifests Differently in Hispanics
Released: 26-Sep-2016 7:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Alzheimer’s Manifests Differently in Hispanics
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas - Certain symptoms associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease, including agitation and depression, affect Hispanics more frequently and severely than other ethnicities. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (JNCN), suggest that Alzheimer’s disease manifests itself differently in Hispanic populations.

Newswise: No Consensus on How the Microbiome Affects Tuberculosis, Review Finds
2-Sep-2016 11:00 AM EDT
No Consensus on How the Microbiome Affects Tuberculosis, Review Finds
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Inconsistencies across studies and sampling errors remain major barriers to understanding how the lung microbiome changes with tuberculosis, according to a review published today in Clinical Microbiology Reviews.

Released: 6-Sep-2016 11:00 AM EDT
$25 Million Gift to Establish New Dental School in Texas
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is set to house Texas’ fourth dental school, thanks to a $25 million gift from the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation. The new dental school, named the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSODM), will be the first to open in Texas in nearly 50 years, and the first-ever in West Texas, and on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Released: 24-Aug-2016 11:50 AM EDT
Smart Helmet for Football Players May Help Detect Concussions
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

Newswise: Professor Receives Grant to Identify Genes That Keep HIV Latent
Released: 11-Aug-2016 12:45 PM EDT
Professor Receives Grant to Identify Genes That Keep HIV Latent
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

One of the biggest challenges to discovering a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is when the disease becomes dormant — hidden and inactive within the human body. Modern therapy can practically wipe out the virus, but stores of latent HIV soon become active and multiply all over again.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso to Provide Health Education to West Texas’ Impoverished Communities
Released: 8-Aug-2016 7:00 AM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso to Provide Health Education to West Texas’ Impoverished Communities
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has received a $430,780 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide long-distance health education to underserved communities in rural West Texas.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Student Appointed Student Regent for TTU System by Gov. Abbott
Released: 20-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso Student Appointed Student Regent for TTU System by Gov. Abbott
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jeremy Stewart as student regent for the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents.

Newswise: Researchers Enhance DNA Editing Technology
Released: 2-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST
Researchers Enhance DNA Editing Technology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Scientists have developed a process that improves the efficiency of CRISPR, an up-and-coming technology used to edit DNA.

Newswise: Study Unveils New Therapeutic Target for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Released: 18-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST
Study Unveils New Therapeutic Target for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Neuroscientists have discovered a specific enzyme that plays a critical role in spinal muscular atrophy, and that suppressing this enzyme’s activity, could markedly reduce the disease’s severity and improve patients’ lifestyles.

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Released: 11-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST
Plant Extract Shows Promise in Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A natural extract derived from India’s neem tree could potentially be used to treat pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Receives Grant to Establish New Gastroparesis Treatments
Released: 25-Jan-2016 6:05 PM EST
TTUHSC El Paso Receives Grant to Establish New Gastroparesis Treatments
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas – Gastroenterologists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) have received a grant of nearly $470,000 to continue their research on gastroparesis, a condition that prevents the stomach from emptying properly.

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Released: 11-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST
Pediatric Researcher's Cartoons are a Hit on YouTube
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas – A faculty member at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has a popular YouTube channel that’s garnered more than 12 million views.

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Released: 31-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST
Tech Talk: HSC El Paso 12.21.15
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Recognizing some of the great work happening at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Newswise: Violence in Mexico Affected Children’s Mental Health
Released: 11-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST
Violence in Mexico Affected Children’s Mental Health
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

EL PASO, Texas – Children who lived in Juarez, Mexico — once dubbed the murder capital of the world — in 2010 have high levels of behavioral and emotional problems, according to new research by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).


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