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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

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Entrepreneurship and innovation at UNTHSCLearn more Research Development and Commercialization Find an Expert Explore our Available Technologies Innovation Ecosystems Acceleration Lab UNT Health Science Center has embarked on an ambitious campaign to invest in entrepreneurship and to develop an innovative mindset for its students, faculty and staff. This initiative is essential if UNTHSC is to achieve its vision of Read More »

May 24, 2019

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Entrepreneurs offer advice on benefits of biotech start-upsBy Jan Jarvis Investing in Biotech: What If You Could Change the Future? May 16 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. MET building on the UNTHSC campus Investing in a biotech or life science start-up promises benefits that go beyond the substantial financial rewards. Such investments offer the chance to make an extraordinary difference in the world, Read More »

May 13, 2019

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Yorio honored for contributions to eye researchBy Jan Jarvis    As a young graduate student in the 1970s, Thomas Yorio attended his first Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.  “There were about 400 abstracts presented then,” he said. Now it is more like 6,000.  Over four decades, ARVO grew into the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in Read More »

May 1, 2019

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Students and residents present research prowess in RAD poster displaysBy Jan Jarvis   The CT scan of a 22-pound mass in the abdomen of a young woman was hard to miss in a room spilling over with research posters. To illustrate just how large the mass was, third-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Julie Bunyard pulled out a tape measure and showed that Read More »

Apr 3, 2019

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RAD offers students, faculty opportunity to highlight research workBy Jan Jarvis   Pharmacy student Meredith Garrett is excited about presenting a poster for the first time at Research Appreciation Day. “You always get that one question that you didn’t expect,” the first-year pharmacy student said. “So I’m trying to anticipate any question that might be asked and explain the clinical significance of our Read More »

Mar 27, 2019

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Study links preventable diabetes hospitalizations to behavioral healthBy Sally Crocker A new study by UNTHSC public health researchers points to important information that may help health care providers, policymakers and insurance payers reduce the risk of preventable hospitalizations for diabetes patients. The study in PLOS ONE provides insight into the relationship between these hospitalizations and behavioral health conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Read More »

Mar 25, 2019

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Twitter posts offer insight into young adult drinkingBy Sally Crocker    Young adults’ social media chatter may reveal a lot about drinking behavior and intentions, say two UNTHSC public health researchers.   A new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence by Dr. Dana M. Litt, Dr. Melissa A. Lewis and colleagues, found a significant link between alcohol-related tweets, willingness to drink, alcohol Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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BRIT partnership creates opportunities for researchBy Jan Jarvis They have been neighbors for nearly a decade. Now the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and UNT Health Science Center will share more than a zip code. The two institutions will be collaborating on educational activities, community programs, research and more.   The agreement is a great opportunity that benefits both institutions, said Read More »

Mar 11, 2019