Research

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The unexpected benefits of medical research trialsFor 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 Read More »

Feb 26, 2014

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Restaurant menu labeling may not be reaching target audience, study indicatesA 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, Read More »

Feb 18, 2014

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UNTHSC’s O’Bryant recognized for Alzheimer’s disease workSid 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 Read More »

Jan 30, 2014

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Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center’s DNA teamScientists 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 Read More »

Jan 29, 2014

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UNTHSC begins DNA analysis on remains from Florida reform schoolArthur Eisenberg, PhD Scientists at UNT Health Science Center have begun DNA testing and analysis on human remains excavated in Florida on the grounds of a former reform school. Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, who co-directs the UNT Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI), is leading efforts to identify the remains through DNA testing. The Center has received Read More »

Jan 28, 2014

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Vote for Andras Lacko’s research team to win $50,000 TeamConnor grant  Andras Lacko, PhD Andras Lacko, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology at UNT Health Science Center, is one of three finalists for a $50,000 research grant from TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. After narrowing hundreds of submitted research projects down to three, the foundation is allowing the public to choose the winner. You can Read More »

Dec 11, 2013

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Device being tested at UNTHSC could save lives of trauma victimsAn easy-to-use device that could keep trauma victims alive until they reach definitive medical care is being tested by UNT Health Science Center researchers. The impedance threshold device, or ITD, is designed to improve blood flow to the brain and other vital organs following a traumatic injury. Although the device is being tested as part Read More »

Dec 10, 2013

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UNTHSC researcher finding ways to use nuclear technology for better cancer treatmentUNT Health Science Center is helping shape nuclear technology’s future. Anthony J. Di Pasqua, PhD, of the UNT System College of Pharmacy is part of a new national team seeking ways to use nuclear technology for better cancer treatment. Di Pasqua’s team, formed during a recent national conference organized by the National Academies, includes top Read More »

Dec 10, 2013

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UNTHSC professor leads national effort to improve care for HIV patients  Patrick Clay, PharmD A UNT Health Science Center professor will lead a national team of researchers trying to improve outcomes for HIV patients by studying communication patterns between their primary care physicians and pharmacists. Lead investigator Patrick Clay, PharmD and Professor of Pharmacotherapy, will analyze communication patterns against patient outcomes in hopes of identifying Read More »

Nov 21, 2013

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UNTHSC instructor named co-investigator on new YMCA initiative in Fort WorthMarcy Paul, MA, Instructor of Behavioral and Community Health in UNT Health Science Center’s School of Public Health, has been named co-investigator of an effort to provide healthier opportunities for residents in southeast Fort Worth. The Sam’s Club Giving Program awarded $64,000 to YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth to fund the Healthier Community Initiative. The Read More »

Nov 20, 2013