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TTUHSC Scientist Awarded U.S. Patent to Battle Antibiotic Resistance Using Novel Nanoantibiotics

Hongjun Liang, Ph.D., said infection poses a significant challenge for both frontline doctors and scientists alike. It’s a challenge he wants to be able to fight by using innovation to develop a new generation of antibiotics.

Research Identifies, Exploits Vulnerability in Certain High-Risk Cancers

In a study recently published in Cancer Research, a team of researchers led by C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the TTUHSC School of Medicine Cancer Center, sought to expand upon his lab’s previous research.

Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks

Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D., earned a U.S. patent for repurposing an antipsychotic drug to treat various types of cancer.

Snail Fever Vaccine Reaches First Human Clinical Trial

A preventative vaccine for major tropical disease schistosomiasis has reached a Phase 1 clinical trial, providing a dose for the first healthy human volunteer.

Gene Sequencing an Important Tool in COVID-19 Battle

Gene sequencing, a process of determining the sequential order of the building blocks that make up a strand of DNA, is used to keep pace with the constantly moving target that is COVID-19.

TTUHSC Research Receives Prestigious Status as Carnegie Classification® for Special Focus Four-Year Research Institution

The Carnegie Classification® of Institutions of Higher Education has designated Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) as a Special Focus Four-Year Research Institution.

TTUHSC’s Reynolds Receives CPRIT Research Grant to Study Childhood Cancers

CPRIT awarded a four-year, $1.34 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Bridging Academia and Industry to Advance Drone Technologies

Alongside Texas Tech University and 2THEDGE, a leading technology consulting and investing firm, TTUHSC unveiled the groundwork of a future public-private collaboration supporting the advancement of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) research at a summit event on the TTUHSC campus Wednesday, April 6.

Pharmacy Researchers Receive Patent for Chemical Probe

Nadia German, Ph.D., and collaborator Constantinos Mikelis, Ph.D., have received a U.S. patent for a chemical that targets the brain’s dopamine transporter.

TTUHSC Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Vulnerabilities in Specific Cancer Types

The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.

TTUHSC Receives NIH Grant to Examine Impact of Vitamin A Depletion on Alzheimer’s Disease

To gain insight into the potential relationship between ROS accumulation in the dentate gyrus and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institutes of Health recently awarded a five-year, $1.87 million grant to TTUHSC's J. Josh Lawrence, Ph.D.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Researchers Achieve Global Recognition

The global preeminence of TTUHSC is highlighted by a widely publicized citation database created at Stanford University. The comprehensive database shows that TTUHSC is the academic home to several of the world’s top-ranked biomedical and pharmaceutical researchers.

TTUHSC’s Rahman Receives Grant Extension

In its most recent funding cycle, the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded a $2,499,999 grant extension to Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., professor of breast surgical oncology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and the founding executive director of the school’s multi-campus Breast Center of Excellence (BCE).

TTUHSC’s Jansen Receives NIH Grant to Continue Study into Neurological Disorders

To continue her research, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) recently awarded Michaela Jansen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., a four-year, $1.53 million grant.

NIH Awards Grant to TTUHSC Researcher

To better understand the role of extracellular vesicles in the spread and progression of LAM, the NIH recently awarded a four-year, $2.8 million grant to Magdalena Karbowniczek, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of immunotherapeutics and biotechnology at the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy.

TTUHSC Researchers Receive New NIH Grant to Continue Studying Amygdala-Pain Link

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a five-year, $2.76 million grant to Volker E. Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D. and Igor Ponomarev, Ph.D.

TTUHSC Scientist Seeking Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

A team of researchers led by Hongjun (Henry) Liang, Ph.D., from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, recently investigated whether or not a series of novel nanoparticles can kill some of the pathogens that lead to human infection without affecting healthy cells.

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.

TTUHSC Researcher Investigates Ways to Enhance Neurolysin Activity in the Brain

Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D., in a recent collaborative study, continues his previous work evaluating the potential of Nln as a therapeutic target for stroke by seeking to identify small molecules capable of enhancing the activity and catalytic efficiency of Nln.

TTUHSC Technology Leads Successful Clinical Trial to Treat Dry Eye Disease

Hironmoy Das, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, developed a technology derived from corneal epithelial stem cells to improve outcomes for DED patients.

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