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11:37 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Win a trip to Moody Gardens: KTTZ-FM 89.1 Spring Pledge Drive

From left, Moody Gardens' Aquarium Pyramid, Discovery Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid.
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Anyone that donates any amount to the Texas Tech Public Radio Spring 2015 pledge drive is automatically entered in a chance to win hotel accommodations and attraction tickets to Moody Gardens Resort on Galveston Island.

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2:19 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: HSC Collaborators Test Possible Superbug Remedy

Micrograph of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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A bacterial infection that’s resistant to many antibiotics is becoming a big problem in a medical industry that’s become heavily reliant on the use of antibiotics - so much so that the antibiotics are being rendered ineffective after years of using them for a multitude of infections.

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is deadly bacteria that’s become resistant to the typical antibiotics used to treat Staph infections, and an estimated 5,500 deaths a year in the U.S. are attributed to it.

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12:29 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Entrepreneurship Growing Trend at TTU

The College of Media & Communication offers entrepreneurship organizations like the Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.
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Entrepreneurship, the process of starting a business or organization, is a growing trend at Texas Tech, according to Saba Nafees, a master’s student in mathematical biology. The process of starting a business isn’t perhaps as death-defying as jumping out of a plane parachuteless, but Nafees, a graduate student and president of startup organization TTIME (or Texas Tech Innovation Mentorship and Entrepreneurship) sees a connection.

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7:00 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Cotton Technology Aims to Clean Oil-Affected Waters

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During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, nearly 5 million gallons of crude oil was spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

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2:57 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Remembering "Tough but Kind" Professor Robert Wernsman

Professor Robert Wernsman, a veteran news reporter, editor and educator, passed away Sunday, March 15th.
Credit College of Media & Communication
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