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Article ID: 697680

UTEP Pharmacy Students Travel Outside their Comfort Zone, Learn Outside the Classroom

University of Texas at El Paso

This summer, UTEP School of Pharmacy students have been visiting recovering women addicts at a treatment center in Nashville, Tennessee, or standing on the Cliffs of Moher on the western coast of Ireland. Since March, dozens of students from the Doctor of Pharmacy program’s inaugural class at The University of Texas at El Paso have traveled across the country and overseas to engage in unique learning experiences designed to prepare future pharmacists to better serve diverse communities and cultures.

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Article ID: 697686

UT’s DisrupTexas Pitch Competition to Award $50K to Aspiring Undergraduate Entrepreneurs from Across Texas

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin announces DisrupTexas — the largest pitch competition in terms of cash awards for Texas-based undergraduate students.

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19-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697648

App, Brief Intervention May Be Lifesaver for Suicidal Teens

UT Southwestern Medical Center

App, brief intervention may be lifesaver for suicidal teens

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19-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697566

Apollo Mission Data Researcher Seeks to Clarify Recently Publicized Findings

Texas Tech University

One of the lead researchers of a study showing that Apollo astronauts’ activity likely contributed to slight, local lunar surface warming, would like to clear up misunderstandings that have resulted, particularly in light of the millions of views these reports have since received.

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18-Jul-2018 8:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697430

July 26 Marks 28 Years of ADA: Disability Rights Champ Lex Frieden Says Much Work Remains

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Article ID: 697414

How Can Video Games Impact Education?

Texas A&M University

It is an $18 billion industry. At least one person in more than 60 percent of households is considered a frequent gamer. For Dr. Sam von Gillern, that is reason enough to focus on the use of video games in education.

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13-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697401

Testosterone Research Brings New Hope for Cancer Patients

Texas A&M University

Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore, professor and head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, along with researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch, recently published research showing that the hormone testosterone is effective at combatting cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life.

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Article ID: 697376

UTHealth offers tips to get children back on a school sleep schedule

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To get your young scholar off to a good start this school year, it’s important to make sure he or she is well-rested when the bell sounds, according to Reeba Mathew, M.D., a sleep expert with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas of Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Article ID: 697285

Study Shows Biomarker Panel Boosts Lung Cancer Risk Assessment for Smokers

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history, capturing risk for people who have ever smoked, not only for heavy smokers, an international research team reports in JAMA Oncology. “This simple blood test demonstrates the potential of biomarker-based risk assessment to improve eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography,” said study co-senior author Sam Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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