Research

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High price of survival

By Jan Jarvis Nearly three decades ago, HIV threatened John’s life. But instead of killing him, the virus inspired him to live a more successful and ultimately rewarding life. An unruly college student in the 1980s, John traded late-night parties for early bedtimes. He began eating healthy meals, exercising regularly and taking antiretroviral drugs. At a... Read more »

Mar 17, 2017

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Costly cures

By Jan Jarvis   Multiple myeloma sneaked up on Theresa M. Humphrey. She was more tired than usual but still able to work two jobs. By the time she learned she had cancer, it already had caused bone damage in her skull, upper arms and hips. “Cancer was eating me alive, and I didn’t know... Read more »

Mar 13, 2017

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Help in the fight against childhood leukemia

By Jan Jarvis Two UNT Health Science Center investigators working on a novel approach to treating the most common pediatric cancer have received a newly created award to advance their study. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation recently announced that UNT Health Science Center is the first medical facility to receive the DFW Community Choice Grant for... Read more »

Jan 26, 2017

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Sparking an insight on eyesight

By Jan Jarvis   A decade ago, a Fort Worth startup began developing an eye drop that may literally change the way 100 million Americans who suffer from the blurry near vision of presbyopia see the world. The huge insight on eyesight that Encore Vision President and CEO Bill Burns had 10 years ago is... Read more »

Jan 17, 2017

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A wheelchair cushion that prevents ulcers

By Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center researcher has developed a prototype of a cooling cushion that could help prevent pressure ulcers for people in wheelchairs. The cooling system is designed to prevent skin temperature in the buttocks or lower back from heating to levels that accelerate tissue breakdown that occurs in ulcers,... Read more »

Jan 10, 2017

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An Rx for exercise

By Jeff Carlton Alzheimer’s disease experts at UNT Health Science Center are part of a new study that could help determine whether physicians can one day write a prescription for exercise as a way to prevent or delay memory problems. The Health Science Center, in partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, is the only... Read more »

Jan 9, 2017

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Training school brings international scientists to UNTHSC

By Alex Branch   Researchers, clinicians and students from around the world convened at the UNT Health Science Center to learn about sensorimotor function in children and receive hands-on training in the university’s Human Movement Performance Laboratory. The Health Science Center hosted the training school for the International Society for Posture and Gait Research, which... Read more »

Jan 5, 2017

Nasa Research

Protecting astronauts’ immune systems during spaceflight

By Alex Branch   Long-time collaborators UNT Health Science Center and Langston University have teamed with NASA on a five-year project to study the effects of reduced gravity on astronauts’ immune systems during spaceflight. The project, funded by a $4.5 million NASA grant, also is intended to promote diversity in the field of space biomedicine,... Read more »

Jan 3, 2017

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Med students discovering the value of lab research

By Jan Jarvis After spending the summer doing research on gestational hypertension, TCOM student Spencer Cushen changed his career plans. He still wants to be a physician, but now he plans to add a doctorate and possibly a master’s in public health. Doing research, he said, has helped him see the many benefits of pursuing... Read more »

Dec 20, 2016