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| April 1, 2011

‘Good cholesterol’ nanoparticles seek and destroy cancer cells

High-density lipoprotein's hauls excess cholesterol to the liver for disposal, but new research suggests "good cholesterol" can also act as a special delivery vehicle of destruction for cancer. Synthetic HDL nanoparticles loaded with small interfering RNA to silence cancer-promoting genes...

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| February 23, 2011

Study shows alcohol intoxication, driving intention linked to genes

A recent study published in Addiction Biology revealed that a greater risk of becoming highly intoxicated and driving after drinking may be in your genes. Dennis Thombs, PhD, chair and professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the UNT Health...

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| November 19, 2010

KDAF Channel 33 features Prostitute Diversion Initiative

Dr. Arthur Eisenberg appeared on the 9 p.m. broadcast of KDAF Channel 33 news on Friday, Nov. 19, as part of the television report on the Dallas Police Department's Prostitute Diversion Initiative (PDI) in South Dallas.As part of the PDI, the...

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| October 25, 2010

Video marks 40 years of the UNT Health Science Center

It began four decades ago on an empty hospital floor and then a renovated bowling alley. Today - thousands of graduates and patients later - the mission of teaching, discovery, caring and serving continues. This year, the University of North...

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| October 14, 2010

UNTHSC researchers release significant findings on texting while driving

UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health professors Fernando Wilson, PhD, and Jim Stimpson, PhD, have recently released a report in the American Journal of Public Health showing that texting while driving resulted in an estimated 16,000 fatalities in...

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| October 5, 2010

PA students recognize Physician Assistant Week

Students in the UNT Health Science Center's Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program will recognize National PA Week, Oct. 6-12, with several events over the next couple of weeks. Student PAs will meet with undergraduate students who are interested in the...

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| September 27, 2010

UNTHSC expands programs, sees record enrollment

The UNT Health Science Center's enrollment hit an all-time high this Fall semester at 1,579 students. With the addition of the Physical Therapy (PT) program, a new Medical Education and Training (MET) Building and record incoming classes for the Texas...

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| September 15, 2010

UNTHSC research examines new ways to reduce sudden alcohol withdrawal distress

A recent Gallup poll indicates that Americans are drinking more than they have in the last 25 years. As a result, alcoholism continues to be a problem among adults and adolescents, and withdrawal from alcohol continues to cause disruptions as...

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| September 14, 2010

School of Public Health introduces MPH professional option

The School of Public Health now offers a new generalist Master of Public Health Professional Option program that can be completed entirely through evening courses. Other one-, two- and three-year degree plans are available with day and evening schedules. This...

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| September 13, 2010

Them Old Bones: Reynolds Geriatric Update set for September 18

The UNT Health Science Center will host the second Reynolds Annual Geriatric Update on September 18 in the Medical Education and Training building. This year's conference, "Them Old Bones: Preventing Falls, Managing Fractures and Maintaining Mobility in Older Patients," will...