Research

Dr Forster

A forum for sharing aging research

By Jan Jarvis   Research into how the normal and pathological brain ages will be presented by graduate fellows on May 10 during the 16th annual Neurobiology of Aging Trainee Symposium. Neurobiology of Aging Trainee Symposium Date: May 10, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: CBH 220 Alcon Auditorium The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. in the... Read more »

May 9, 2017

CPRIT awards nearly $2.3 million to HSC researchers

By Jan Jarvis   Two UNT Health Science Center programs – one aimed at expanding cancer prevention services for refugees and the other focused on supporting oncology research training for medical students – have received grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). A nearly $1.5 million CPRIT award to Amy Raines-Milenkov,... Read more »

Apr 10, 2017

Alcohol prevention strategies effective for American Indian teens and rural youth

By Sally Crocker   A new study published in The American Journal of Public Health indicates that alcohol use among American Indian and white teens living in multicultural rural communities can be significantly reduced by community-based and individual-level prevention strategies. UNT Health Science Center researcher Melvin Livingston, PhD, led the statistical design and analysis of... Read more »

Apr 6, 2017

RAD

A showpiece for research

By Jan Jarvis Brent Shell’s work went unrewarded the first time he presented a poster at Research Appreciation Day, but he did not give up. Keynote speaker Bruce Beutler, MD, shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is the Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern... Read more »

Apr 4, 2017

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

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

TeamConnor

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

Bill Burns

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 moving... Read more »

Jan 17, 2017

wheelchair_cooling_system

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