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Balkans group visits UNTCHIBy Jan Jarvis Someone in the group wanted to know why everyone behind the glass in the forensics lab was wearing earmuffs. “When you’re pulverizing bones into a powder it creates a loud noise,” said Linda LaRose, Research Assistant Director, UNT Center for Human Identification. “We want to protect their hearing.” The visitors, all from Read More »

Nov 22, 2019

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Researchers help parents talk with kids about social media and drinkingBy Sally Crocker Parents can be one of the best deterrents to underage drinking by having knowledge of and talking to their kids about alcohol content presented on social networking sites, say two UNT Health Science Center public health researchers. Dana M. Litt, PhD, Associate Professor at the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), and Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

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Researcher hopes to make gene-editing device safer and more preciseBy: Jan Jarvis The mere mention of gene editing and DNA altering might conjure up images of designer babies, but that is not what researcher Jin Liu has in mind. She wants help to find a cure for life-threatening diseases by making the gene-editing device CRISPR-Cas9 safer and more precise. “Any genetic disease, the CRISPR-Cas9 Read More »

Sep 24, 2019

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Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries needed, study findsBy Alex Branch   A School of Public Health alumnus and a current faculty member have received national media attention for research that concluded the number of injuries caused by electronic cigarettes is probably drastically underreported. Amid increased attention given to the safety of e-cigarettes, The New York Times, CNN and other media outlets have Read More »

Sep 13, 2019

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The dancers and their doctorsBy Jan Jarvis About halfway through a ballet season filled with graceful leaps and pounding landings, dancer Celesta Gaiera had not suffered a single injury. Physical therapy, massage and compression boots helped keep the Texas Ballet Theatre dancer on her feet through “Cinderella,” “Cleopatra” and “The Nutcracker.” “As dancers, we are extremely in tune with Read More »

Aug 19, 2019

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A generous boost to dementia researchBy: Alex Branch A generous estate gift from a longtime community volunteer whose family was impacted by dementia will establish a $3 million endowed chair to support groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease and other translational research projects at UNT Health Science Center. Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor and Director of the Institute for Translational Research, will Read More »

Aug 2, 2019

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Research shows TCOM and osteopathic approach making a differenceBy Steven Bartolotta  Osteopathic medicine’s emphasis on physician empathy and understanding leads to higher patient satisfaction, a study by researchers at UNTHSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine indicates.  The 2 ½ –year study, conducted by the PRECISION Pain Research Registry and TCOM’s John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, reaffirmed the importance of empathy and better interpersonal Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

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Researcher to lead national opioid crisis steering committeeBy Sally Crocker Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor and Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been named Steering Committee Chair of an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis. More than $350 million will support the multi-year Read More »

Jul 16, 2019

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Musician saves her career, with a little help from UNTHSCBy Jan Jarvis   As a musician, Sarah Dunbar never imagined she would one day be leaning over a cadaver studying facial muscles. Yet, that is exactly where the University of North Texas College of Music graduate student found herself after years of struggling with severe pain caused by chronic temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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Researcher studies the impact of space on the human eyeBy Jan Jarvis Vision loss is one of the risks astronauts face when they return from space flights. Called Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome or SANS, the condition is characterized by swelling in the optic nerve head. Other ocular abnormalities of SANS include flattening of the back of the eye, vascular changes and decreased near vision. Read More »

Jun 14, 2019