Research

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Mountain highsBy 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 Rickards, an associate professor from UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, secured a neoprene belt across Read More »

Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Hongli Wu
HSC researcher sees potential for retinal protection with new research grantA 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.   The Vision Research Program (VRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award is a highly competitive grant with a defined vision Read More »

Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Sid O'Bryant
HSC announces $7 million research investment to determine why African Americans have highest prevalence of Alzheimer’sBy 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 have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by Hispanics and non-Latino whites, according to the Read More »

Dec 9, 2020

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(Un)solved mysteriesBy 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 a tent on the riverbank — and vanished.  Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers scoured the river. Read More »

Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Sid O'Bryant
Researchers receive $45 million federal grant to study health disparities in Alzheimer’s diseaseResearchers 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 Health, to expand innovative research into Alzheimer’s disease and the biological differences that cause the disease to disproportionately afflict Mexican Americans. The 5-year research grant, awarded to Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor Read More »

Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Jianye Ge
Study hopes to encourage use of new technology to reduce errors in DNA testingBy 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 and should be more widely used, said Jianye Ge, PhD., Associate Professor and Associate Director Read More »

Aug 14, 2020

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HSC researcher, colleagues investigate intersections of COVID-19, TB control and global economics among immigrant communitiesBy 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 equal consideration of resources and prevention, and may, in fact, offer insight into models for Read More »

Aug 5, 2020

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COVID-19 Research ReportsCOVID-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 publicly available data related to the pandemic and will release periodic reports on current trends Read More »

Jul 24, 2020

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Combining blood markers with cognitive test could aid early detection of Alzheimer’sBy Jan Jarvis Combining blood biomarkers with only one cognitive test could add up to simpler, effective and less costly way to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease in Mexican Americans. The study, conducted by researchers at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, builds on previous work that uses protein biomarkers in Read More »

Jun 15, 2020

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HSC forensic crime laboratory to assist in national crisis of missing American Indian womenBy Diane Smith The disappearance of hundreds of Native American women and girls has challenged law enforcement nationwide. Now, experts hope to find solutions with help from the Center for Human Identification at HSC in Fort Worth and Montana State University Billings. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and MSU Read More »

Mar 12, 2020