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Opioid prescription misuse in older adults in lasting physical, mental complications

Older adults in the U.S. who suffer prescription opioid misuse (POM) are at a higher risk for physical and mental quality of life problems as well as other complications, new research conducted in part at Texas State University indicates.
14-Nov-2019 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Social media behaviors linked with generalized anxiety disorder in Texas State study

New research conducted at Texas State University, identifies two social media behaviors — comparing oneself to others who are better off, and posting while drinking alcohol — that are most likely to predict Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
7-Nov-2019 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Laser research could hold key to unlocking exponential speed increase in computers

In the never-ending race to create faster, more powerful microchips, the tech industry is increasingly running up against a challenging bottleneck.
25-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas State associate professor sheds light on bilingual stuttering issues

As Farzan Irani, an associate professor in Texas State University’s Department of Communication Disorders, and his peers have analyzed the components that contribute to stuttering issues for kids and adults, they are now addressing the issues from...
23-Oct-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Genetics of Disease in the Forests of Ecuador

“In the jungle, you have to do things differently.” It’s a simple statement, too simple to fully capture what Dr. David Rodriguez does. On the one hand, the cutting-edge technology he uses performs all the same functions as a normal on-campus...
11-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Eye of the Beholder

From today’s perspective, the idea of computer systems that track our tiniesteye movements may seem like a far-off futurist’s dream.
11-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Drug trafficking and, paradoxically, efforts to slow it are rapidly driving the deforestation in Central America's most vulnerable tropical rainforests, new research conducted in part by Texas State University reveals.
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers tackle data breaches that threaten healthcare

ust read the daily headlines to find them — cybersecurity breaches of healthcare organizations both large and small. Even the popular medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” turned to ransomware when choosing a storyline plucked from real life.
7-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 188,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.


  • Dr. Amitai Abramovitch

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Psychopathology
  • Dr. Christopher Johnson

    Clinical Professor

    Aging and the Life Course Dementia Studies Family, Global Perspective, Sociology, Gerontology, Dementia, Aging, Elderly
  • Dr. Jennifer Irvin

    Associate Professor - Director, MSEC Program

    Electroactive polymers, Energy Storage, Sensors, Static Dissipation Synthesis, Dominate Ion
  • Dr. Lawrence Fulton

    Assistant Professor and Program Director, BSHS

    Machine Learning, Optimization, Simulation, Decision Sceince, R Coding, Python, Statistics, Sustainability, Modeling, Health Administration
  • Dr. Maureen Keeley-Vassberg

    Professor — Director of Graduate Studies

    Family Communication , Relational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication,, Speech, End Of Life
  • Dr. Pete Blair

    Professor of Criminal Justice and the Executive Director of ALERRT

    Mass Casualities, ALERRT, Policing, Investigation, Mass Shoot, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Training
  • Dr. Ron Walter

    Professor and Director Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center

    Science, Xiphophrus, Genetics, Molecular Bioscience, Research, Bioinformatics, Inheritance, Fish Ecology
  • Dr. Tania Betancourt

    Associate Professor

    Biomaterials, Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials, Diseases, Vitro, VIVO, Biosensors, Texas, San Marcos, Texas State University, Higher Education
  • Dr. Ty Schepis

    Associate Professor

    Adolescent, Psychology, Medication, Opiod, Misuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Nicotine Addiction, Psychopathology


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