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| March 10, 2021

A new collaboration to better understand Keratoconus Dystrophy

Drs. Dimitrios Karamichos and Melissa Petersen at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, are teaming with DownSyndrome Achieves (DSA) Biobank in Ohio to find clues about Keratoconus Dystrophy. Their research will help better identify individuals with Down syndrome who are at risk of the...

TCOM student Katie Albin
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| March 5, 2021

TCOM student research is published in Journal of Adolescent Health

By Steven Bartolotta Research is one of the backbones that medicine can’t live without and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine second-year student Katie Albin is hoping some of her latest research can help make a difference for the younger generation. Albin teamed up...

Rickards, Rosenberg, Anderson in the lab
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| January 15, 2021

Mountain highs

By Sarah Hewitt I lay on my back on a table with my lower body from the waist down inside a triangular wooden box, not unlike a magician’s box as if I’d volunteered to be sawed in half. Dr. Caroline...

Dr. Hongli Wu
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| January 8, 2021

HSC researcher sees potential for retinal protection with new research grant

A large number of veterans and military members experience eye trauma and potential vision loss due to service-related injuries. With the support of a research grant from the Department of Defense (DoD), researcher Dr. Hongli Wu is on the cusp of developing a delivery agent to protect those ailments.  ...

Dr. Sid O'Bryant
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| December 9, 2020

HSC announces $7 million research investment to determine why African Americans have highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s

By Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) announced a $7 million investment to research the biological differences that put African Americans at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease and to develop new treatments that prevent the deadly disease. Among people 65 and older, African Americans...

Magdalena Bus and Bruce Budowle
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| September 21, 2020

(Un)solved mysteries

By Alex Branch In June 2017, Shawn Neill, 42, got on his four-wheeler and rumbled toward the banks of the Ohio River near his Illinois home.   The only son of Rex and Judy Neill loved camping, fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He pitched...

Dr. Sid O'Bryant
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| September 14, 2020

Researchers receive $45 million federal grant to study health disparities in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at HSC Fort Worth were awarded a grant expected to total $45 million from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of...

Dr. Jianye Ge
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| August 14, 2020

Study hopes to encourage use of new technology to reduce errors in DNA testing

By Jan Jarvis  Today’s DNA testing is highly accurate, but errors still occur due to the limited genetic information accessible with current technologies. These errors can have serious impact on people’s lives.  New technology has been shown to reduce the chances of false associations...

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| August 5, 2020

HSC researcher, colleagues investigate intersections of COVID-19, TB control and global economics among immigrant communities

By Sally Crocker  The world’s attention has been laser focused on COVID-19 for months, but the current pandemic isn’t an isolated problem threatening the health of communities, says one HSC public health researcher.   “Many other infectious diseases, like tuberculosis, share similar characteristics and present dire health risks, require...

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| July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Research Reports

COVID-19 Research The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on communities. Rajesh R. Nandy, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatics and Epidemiology, and a data analytics team is studying all...