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Texas A&M’s new research complex to help drive health research forward

Texas A&M’s new research complex to help drive health research forward

Texas A&M University’s under-construction Global Health Research Complex is widely expected to help drive the higher education institution’s animal and human health research forward.

The university broke ground on the ambitious $86 million project last Friday. The project received $75 million in funding from the 84th Texas Legislature in addition to $11 million that it received from the Permanent University Fund.

Artificial pancreas system to make life easier for diabetics

Artificial pancreas system to make life easier for diabetics

Amid increasing cases of diabetes, the FDA recently approved an artificial pancreas system that has a continuous glucose sensor which works directly with an insulin pump, allowing patients to continuously monitor their blood sugar level without the need of frequently piercing a finger.

E-cigarettes are as hazardous as conventional cigarettes: study

E-cigarettes are as hazardous as conventional cigarettes: study

While manufacturers of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have along been touting the devices as a good alternative to conventional cigarettes, a new study has warned that e-cigarettes are as equally hazardous as conventional cigarettes.

Scientists trying to save earthlings from potentially deadly asteroids

Scientists trying to save earthlings from potentially deadly asteroids

Humans could become an extinct species in case a large asteroid directly hits our planet. However, a robotic spacecraft might help save life on Earth by pushing a deadly asteroid off its collision course.

New testing options offer hope for better Alzheimer’s treatment

New testing options offer hope for better Alzheimer’s treatment

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease has more than doubled since former President Ronald Reagan officially designated November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983.

Cigarette smoking significantly dropped among American adults: CDC

Cigarette smoking significantly dropped among American adults: CDC

Cigarette smoking among American adults has significantly dropped in the decade through 2015, but it still it continues to account for a big number of cancer deaths in the nation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reported.

In its newly released report, the federal agency stated that cigarette smoking dropped from 21 per cent of U.S. adults or 45 million people in 2005 to 15 per cent of adults or 37 million people in 2015.

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