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December 2021 Archive

Holidays Create Challenges for Those Living With Addiction

Susan Bergeson, Ph.D., a University Distinguished Professor for the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at TTUHSC School of Medicine, said that while the addiction spotlight has turned toward the opioid epidemic, more people continue to die annually from alcohol use disorder.

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety During Pregnancy: A Year-End Update

At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), several of our experts have spoken about pregnancy during the pandemic, addressing common questions surrounding the vaccines. Here’s what we know as 2021 comes to a close.

TTUHSC Professor Named Fellow for National Academy of Inventors

Samuel Prien, Ph.D., professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory, has been named to the 2021 class of Fellows for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

TTUHSC Researchers Receive Patent for Identifying Viable Embryos

The Texas Tech Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) filed an initial U.S. patent application in 2016, and a patent was awarded to Prien and Penrose on Nov. 8, 2021.

This Holiday, Go Back to the Basics

Tammy Camp, M.D., a pediatrician at Texas Tech Physicians, discusses safe choices when choosing children's toys.