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Just and socially responsible’ layoffs can mitigate depression among workers

M. Harvey Brenner, PhD An international research team led by a UNT Health Science Center epidemiologist found that a just and socially responsible layoff process is important for the emotional health of workers - a study that occurred during the most severe recession since the Great Depression. The findings could inform how downsizing companies approach…

Body style preference of African American females impacting their health

The preference of some African American women toward a larger, curvier body type may be a significant barrier to maintaining healthy weight, a key factor in helping prevent chronic illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a new research study has found. The research indicates that measures of what medical standards consider as normal, overweight and…
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Researchers seek link between HIV/HCV infection and severe liver disease

Persons with both HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) develop liver disease that progresses faster and is more severe than it is in individuals with only one infection. It's not known why co-infection speeds up liver disease, but researchers at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth hope to find out with the help of a…
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Testosterone therapy affects Mexican American men differently

Rebecca Cunningham, PhD Ads touting testosterone replacement therapy are ubiquitous on radio and television. But medical research has determined that its success at enhancing libido may come at a price. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center now report that while testosterone replacement therapy can damage brain health in some Caucasian men, Mexican-Americans appear to be…

Dr. Thomas Yorio honored with international research award

Thomas Yorio, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, has received the International Society for Eye Research 2014 Ernest H. Bárány Prize. The award is given in recognition of Dr. Yorio's outstanding contributions to research that have increased the understanding of ocular pharmacology. Dr. Yorio said he shares the recognition with others.  "It…
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Research targets central nervous system disorders

Breakthroughs in brain disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases are sorely needed. Six millions Americans live with these conditions, and there's no cure. At the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, researchers like Xiaowei Dong, PhD, are working to change that. With a $146,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and…
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The unexpected benefits of medical research trials

For more information about collaborating with NorTex researchers or to participate in a research study, contact Kimberly Fulda, DrPH, at 817-735-0225 or Kimberly.Fulda@unthsc.edu. Santiago Perez assumed he was fairly healthy when he volunteered for the North Texas Healthy Heart Study, a UNT Health Science Center research project conducted from 2006 to 2009. But the free…

Restaurant menu labeling may not be reaching target audience, study indicates

A study by researchers at UNT Health Science Center indicates that the people most likely to use restaurant menu labeling are those who already are exercising, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking less soda and sugar-sweetened beverages. The researchers, Sumihiro Suzuki, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, and Kelly Bowers, a PhD student in Biostatistics,…
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UNTHSC’s O’Bryant recognized for Alzheimer’s disease work

Sid O'Bryant, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Interim Director of the Institute of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research, has received the Federation of Associations in Behavioral Health & Brain Science (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award. The award is given to researchers who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain and…
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Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center’s DNA team

Scientists at UNT Health Science Center who are trying to identify human remains excavated from a former reform school in Florida saw their work highlighted in news media outlets across the country this week. Led by Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, UNTHSC scientists are trying to extract DNA from remains that are decades old in hopes of…