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Study to Determine Which Stool Test Is Best for Colorectal Cancer Detection

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...
22-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Sheds Light on Rarity of Disease-Causing IGF Mutations

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...
18-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Publish Cardiology Textbook

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).
9-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


$420,000 Grant Funds Study on What Makes Humans Susceptible to Zika

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...
10-Oct-2017 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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?
15-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Neurology Chair Speaks at International Stroke Symposium

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...
21-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

TTUHSC El Paso Breaks Ground on $83 Million Medical Sciences Building

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.
3-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$1.1 Million Grant Funds Study on Why Early Pregnancy Prevents Breast Cancer

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.
7-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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...
6-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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