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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

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Researchers examining if exercise can slow Parkinson’sBy Jan Jarvis Army veteran RJ Hillman is learning to cope with personality changes that followed a mild traumatic brain injury six years ago in Afghanistan. More troubling is what may be ahead. There is growing evidence that even a mild traumatic brain injury can increase the risk for Parkinson’s disease by 56 percent, said Read More »

Feb 20, 2019

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A possible hidden reason for ventilator-associated pneumoniaBy: Jan Jarvis   Surgical patients who need ventilators to breathe face heightened risks for pneumonia, but detecting the bacteria that might be causing the infection can be complicated. One reason for the confusion is that bacteria that appear on cultures of the lungs, often labeled “normal respiratory tract flora,” are considered harmless. But they’re Read More »

Dec 19, 2018

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Study: Progesterone protects the brain during strokeBy Jan Jarvis   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Time is critical when someone has a stroke – especially the first three to four hours. That’s how long someone has to get to the hospital for treatment with the only clot-busting drug Read More »

Nov 19, 2018

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A glaucoma treatment that skips the poke in the eyeBy Jan Jarvis   One of the ways researchers are exploring treating the optic nerve damage of glaucoma is an injection directly into the eye. But Suchismita Acharya, PhD, is studying a different approach that not only takes the pain out of treating this blinding disease but also holds the promise of curing it. HSC Read More »

Nov 12, 2018

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UNTHSC establishes new Institute for Translational ResearchBy Jan Jarvis   It often takes many months and thousands of dollars for patients worried about memory loss to find out if they have Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of UNT Health Science Center’s new Institute for Translational Research is to reduce that timeline, giving patients access to therapeutics and diagnostics faster than ever before. Read More »

Nov 6, 2018

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Team studying rare disorder discovers novel way to target melanomaBy Jan Jarvis   While studying a rare genetic disorder called NGLY1 deficiency, UNT Health Science Center researchers discovered a new targeted treatment for combating melanoma, a skin cancer that kills about 9,000 people in the United States each year. Their research was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer. The discovery came when Read More »

Nov 5, 2018