medicine

  • Improving Patient Outcomes After Heart Attacks

      By Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center An American has a heart attack about every 40 seconds. Many factors contribute to how well a patient does after a heart attack, or myocardial infarction, to use the technical term. The two biggest factors are…

  • Diagnosing The Tiniest Victims Of The Opioid Epidemic

    (Texas A&M University Health Science Center) By Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Research is underway to identify infants at risk of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome shortly after birth The opioid epidemic doesn’t discriminate—people of all ages, races, and genders are affected. However, perhaps…

  • Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You? A Doctor Weighs In

    Some people love apple cider vinegar and believe it to be an aid to weight loss. (Shutterstock) By Gabriel Neal, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, for The Conversation When my brother and I were kids back in the ‘80s, we loved going to Long John Silver’s. But it…

  • Ability To Taste RNA Speeds Growth And Increases Fruit Fly Survival

    By Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Fruit fly larvae can taste ribonucleosides, the building blocks of RNA, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Biology by Texas A&M College of Medicine researchers. Hubert Amrein, PhD, and Dushyant Mishra, PhD, the lead…

  • 3 Reasons The U.S. Is Not Ready For The Next Pandemic

    A poster from a world summit in Hong Kong on preparing for worldwide pandemics in June 2010. Despite efforts to develop plans, none is yet in place. (Vincent Yu/AP Photo) By Christine Crudo Blackburn, Andrew Natsios and Gerald W. Parker, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government &…

  • Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?

    A boy with a paper cut. (Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock) By Gabriel Neal, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, for The Conversation Consider, for a moment, the paper cut. It happens suddenly and entirely unexpectedly, usually just as you are finally getting somewhere on that task you had been putting off. Recall your…

  • Can Studying Autism Also Yield Clues About Addiction?

    By Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Drug addiction and autism may not seem to have much in common. However, Laura N. Smith, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, studies both. Her…

  • Your Social Life, Or Lack Thereof, Can Affect Your Health

    By Dominic Hernandez, Texas A&M University Health Science Center According to a nationwide survey, nearly half of Americans report feeling aloneor left out, and one in four Americans rarely feel as though there are people who really understand them. More and more people are feeling lonely every day,…

  • Study: Delivering Medicine And Test Kits Via Drone Could Reduce Costs, Improve Care For Rural Patients

    Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Quadcopter Drone Carrying First Aid Package In The Air. Rae Lynn Mitchell, Texas A&M University School of Public Health Chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease are a persistent concern, with more than 100 million Americans having one or more chronic condition. In addition to…

  • Collaborating To ‘Scale Up’ Stem Cell Technology

    Biomedical researchers Carl Gregory (left) and Roland Kaunas (right) in the medical and engineering fields are coming together to move a bone-healing technology forward. (Texas A&M University Health Science Center) By Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center When biomedical researchers have a technology they believe can help patients, they…