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New IREB praised as both a work of art and a technological wonder

IREB is the first new research facility at UNTHSC in 14 years

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Study: Progesterone protects the brain during stroke

By Jan Jarvis   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Time is critical when someone has a stroke – especially the first three to four hours. That’s how long someone has to get to the hospital for treatment with the only clot-busting drug that can save lives and reduce disability. But all...Read more

Nov 19, 2018

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For physician assistant students, Friday lessons are hands-on and lecture-free

By Alex Branch   The physician assistant students huddled around Davey, a 5-year-old boy who wheezed and struggled to breathe. Students studied his medical history chart and leaned down to talk to him on the exam table. They calmed Davey’s mother and watched his vital signs on a digital screen. Master of Physician Assistant Studies Learn more about admissions requiremen...Read more

Nov 14, 2018

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Fun on the Bun’s Mac Thompson to retire

By Alex Branch   After more than 11 years of serving charbroiled steak burgers to a hungry Health Science Center, Mac Thompson is hanging up his red apron. Thompson will retire from Fun on the Bun this month. Beloved for his warm, gentle humor, Thompson is a fixture on the first floor of Gibson D. Lewis Library at UNT Health Science Center. Students filled a 2016 social media post...Read more

Nov 13, 2018

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A glaucoma treatment that skips the poke in the eye

By Jan Jarvis   One of the ways researchers are exploring treating the optic nerve damage of glaucoma is an injection directly into the eye. But Suchismita Acharya, PhD, is studying a different approach that not only takes the pain out of treating this blinding disease but also holds the promise of curing it. HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by ...Read more

Nov 12, 2018