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Helping fighter pilots stay alert on long missions

By Jan Jarvis   Compounds that could make it easier for sleep-deprived pilots to stay alert during long missions are being studied by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and Savannah State University. Researchers are also looking at how the same compound could also be used to relieve cognitive impairment associated with Gulf War Illness. Read More »

May 16, 2018

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Less calories, longer lives

By Jan Jarvis   Since 2000, Dr. Rozalyn Anderson has studied aging and how calorie restriction helps monkeys live longer, healthier lives. What she has found is monkeys who eat less than their peers get fewer diseases of aging, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. “A smaller body means a longer life and greater health,” Read More »

May 10, 2018

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Energy and enthusiasm surround RAD celebration

By Jan Jarvis   Alissa Mirochnitchenko anticipated that her poster on survival sex, drug use and reproductive autonomy might get noticed by a few people at Research Appreciation Day. But the medical science student underestimated its appeal. “I feel like I’ve been talking all day,” she said. “I guess the title was really enticing to faculty, Read More »

Apr 9, 2018

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Research Appreciation Day

By Jan Jarvis   The first year Brina Snyder presented a poster for Research Appreciation Day she was nervous about what to expect. Three years and three RADs later, Snyder has learned a thing or two. “You have to practice,” she said, “The more you say it, the better you say it and the easier Read More »

Apr 4, 2018

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Remarkable accomplishments for students in Physician Assistant program

By Alex Branch Completion of a master’s project manuscript is a rare achievement for students in Physician Assistant programs, and publishing those manuscripts is even rarer. However, in 2017-18, 10 manuscripts from the PA Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center have been accepted for publication in respected scientific journals. That is high praise for Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

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Creating a more diverse research community

By Jan Jarvis   Students from underrepresented backgrounds could soon be getting a big boost from a training program aimed at increasing diversity at UNT Health Science Center – and ultimately the biomedical workforce. A $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will fund stipends and tuition for students who are Read More »

Mar 6, 2018

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$10 million endowment strengthens research into health disparities

By Alex Branch A $10 million federal endowment will further elevate UNT Health Science Center as a national leader in research into health disparities that impact the lives of ethnic, racial, rural and economically-disadvantaged populations across the United States. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awarded the endowment to UNTHSC, one Read More »

Feb 28, 2018

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Research aims to optimize brain’s defense mechanisms to combat TBI

By Jan Jarvis   A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen to anyone at any age, in any place and under all manner of circumstances. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience loss of cognitive and sensorimotor functions following TBI annually. Those who survive the initial injury often cope with enormous Read More »

Jan 4, 2018

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Teamwork that produces better research

By Jan Jarvis   A new agreement between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network is expected to open the door to new discoveries and give Tarrant County patients greater access to cutting-edge research and ultimately new treatments. This approach streamlines the process and makes it possible to take research from bench to bedside Read More »

Dec 6, 2017

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Taking aim at metastatic prostate cancer

By Jan Jarvis When prostate cancer spreads to the bone it can be challenging to treat and often results in pain, fractures and limited survival. But an approach that delivers chemotherapy directly to the cancerous bone lesions shows promise as a new treatment that reduces tumor size and relieves pain for men with advanced prostate Read More »

Dec 4, 2017