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Mosquito monitoring protects Fort Worth again this yearBy Sally Crocker   While most people do everything they can to avoid mosquitos in the summer, medical entomologist Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, goes out of his way to track them down. Dr. Lee, an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has spent the last six Read More »

Jun 21, 2018

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A population at riskBy Jan Jarvis   Charles and Teresa Gonzales know what dementia does to a person. The Grand Prairie couple has lived through it with both of their mothers. “The first thing I noticed was my mother kept asking the same question over and over,” Charles said. “She’d ask something and a few minutes later, ask Read More »

Jun 19, 2018

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Fighting a deadly side effect of heart failureByJan Jarvis   For many of the 6.5 million people who live with heart failure, developing water retention related to their disease will decrease their chances of survival. Although many patients with water retention are treated with diuretics, it is not known why they develop the condition, said Tom Cunningham, PhD, Regents Professor of Physiology Read More »

Jun 11, 2018

Andras Lacko, PhD researches HDL Drug Delivery
Partnership explores using HDL as a tool for delivering drugsBy Jan Jarvis   UNT Health Science Center has joined with the international biopharmaceutical company Cerenis Therapeutics to develop HDL-based drug delivery systems for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The joint strategic partnership called the “HDL Drug Delivery Initiative” will leverage the expertise of the research team led by Andras Lacko, PhD, Professor of Physiology Read More »

May 29, 2018

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CERENIS Therapeutics and University of North Texas Health Science Center announce a strategic initiative to develop new HDL-based pharmaceutical productsCERENIS Therapeutics (FR0012616852 – CEREN – PEA PME eligible),an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of HDL-based innovative therapies for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases,as well as new HDL-based vectors for targeted drug delivery in the field of oncology and HDL platform technologies, announced the signing of a strategic partnership with the Read More »

May 29, 2018

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Helping fighter pilots stay alert on long missionsBy 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 livesBy 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 celebrationBy 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 DayBy 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 programBy 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