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5 Precautions to Take with Elderly Clients

LifeHealthPro.com – A recent study conducted at Texas Tech University found that after the age of 60, financial decision-making ability drops about 2 percent every year; it’s just a normal product of aging. As you approach age 80, a gap begins to grow between reality and perception. I see a lot of 80-year-olds who come into my office, 100 percent confident in their decision-making capabilities because they were a financial wizard in their hay day.

Farming out antibiotics

Ag Week- A study published last year about the use of tetracyclines on cattle raises this question anew. The research, by a team that included H. Morgan Scott of Texas A&M University and Guy Loneragan of Texas Tech University, showed the use of a tetracycline led to “co-selection,” a process in which the antibiotic expanded the population of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics as well. In their experiment, the tetracycline expanded resistance to a cephalosporin, a class of antibiotic that is highly valued in human medicine.

Internet Infidelity: When a Poke Is More Than a Poke

Psychology Today – A web site exists (www.FacebookCheating.com) for men and women who have experienced Internet infidelity and who wish to anonymously share their stories—to help others avoid such pain, or simply to vent. Researchers from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Texas Tech University took it upon themselves to analyze a series of such stories (Contemporary Family Therapy, 2013, vol. 35, pages 74-90). One thing they were looking for was some consensus within these stories about what were the “warning signs” that something might be amiss in a relationship, and which has to do with social media.

Texas Tech Opens Fazoli's First On-Campus Unit

Franchising.com – The wait for breadsticks is finally over at Texas Tech University.

The brain processes legacy differently

The NonProfit Times – A study conducted by Professor Russell James at Texas Tech University and cited by Tedesco showed what happens to a person’s brain during a conversation about planned giving.

UNC's unprecedented academic fraud case will test NCAA

CBS Sports – Brian Shannon, president of 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives and Texas Tech’s faculty rep, said he’s not sure what impact Gurney’s idea would have.

Scientists Studying Salmonella in Cattle Lymph Nodes

FoodSafetyNews.com – “What we have found is that, in certain times of the year and in certain regions of the country, it’s not uncommon to recover Salmonella from some of the peripheral lymph nodes” in cattle, says Guy Loneragan, a veterinary epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University.

Internet Infidelity: When a Poke Is More Than a Poke

Huffington Post – A website exists for men and women who have experienced Internet infidelity and who wish to anonymously share their stories – to help others avoid such pain, or simply to vent. Researchers from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Texas Tech University took it upon themselves to analyze a series of such stories.

Aroma, Touch and Words All Boosted Giving

The NonProfit Times – James, a professor of personal financial planning and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, presented some of the latest findings on the science of giving during the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2014 International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Texas earlier this year.

Farmers’ biggest issue may be consumer expectations in the future

Joplin Regional Stockyards – Our global, cross-functional team is led by Dr. Mike Apley at Kansas State University and Dr. Guy Loneragan at Texas Tech University.

Texas on Lonely Side of Battle Over Ozone Pollution

Texas Tribune – Cohan, Haley and Jennifer Vanos, an assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas Tech University, also take issue with another of Honeycutt’s assertions — that high ozone levels outside can’t do much harm because most people spend more than 90 percent of their time inside.

How racism underlies voter ID laws: the academics weigh in

Los Angeles Times – A team of politician scientists from Appalachian State, Texas Tech and the University of Florida took on that question for an article just published in Political Research Quarterly.

Selenium effective treatment against breast cancer, study suggests

Science Daily – Julian Spallholz, a professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University, has studied the effects of selenium on several types of cancer.

Candidates aim to hold the state's top judicial spots

Caller Times – Mark McKenzie, an assistant professor of political science from Texas Tech University, said candidates can’t promise to rule a certain way in a specific instance but they can explain how they might rule ideologically.

The 'nitty gritty, nuts-and-bolts, rubber-hits-the-road' side of climate change

The Daily Climate – Her pulpit, though, is at Texas Tech, as professor and director of the university’s Climate Science Center. She is a prolific scientist, with recent work ranging from the impact of drought in the southern High Plains to the effects of weather extremes on U.S. roads and infrastructure. And she is founder and chief executive of ATMOS Research and Consulting, a company she started in her parents’ basement in 1997, which is working with cities, states, and communities to determine how climate change should figure into planning decisions.

Future leaders have their own stories to tell

Independent Online-Texas Tech alumna and graduate student Saba Nafees is in Dublin, Ireland, representing the university at the One Young World Conference.

FDA, farmers still debate the use of antibiotics in animals

Washington Post – A study published about the use of tetracyclines on cattle last year by a team that included H. Morgan Scott of Texas A&M University and Guy Loneragan of Texas Tech University raises this question anew.

Tricked-Out College Campuses, From Water Parks to Luxury Dorms

ABC News – That’s not a photo of a resort. This water park is part of Texas Tech University’s campus.

FDA, farmers still debate the use of antibiotics in animals

Washington Post – A study published last year about the use of tetracyclines on cattle raises this question anew. The research, by a team that included H. Morgan Scott of Texas A&M University and Guy Loneragan of Texas Tech University, showed that the use of a tetracycline led to “co-selection,” a process in which the antibiotic expanded the population of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics as well. In their experiment, the tetracycline expanded resistance to a cephalosporin, a class of antibiotic that is highly valued in human medicine.

High School Football Tech Binge Is Adored, Scorned - and Growing

NBC News – That futuristic image doesn’t exactly soothe Angela Lumpkin, chairwoman of the sports management department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. By her estimate, American high schools collectively invest more than $3 billion annually in football.