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A prestigious glaucoma prize, again, for UNTHSC eye researchersBy Jan Jarvis   In 1998, a team of researchers that included Abe Clark, PhD, won worldwide recognition for its discovery of the first gene that causes glaucoma. Two decades later, the same team has found a possible treatment for this blinding eye disease. “We’ve gone from discovering the first glaucoma gene to finding a Read More »

Sep 13, 2018

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Understanding why and when young people drink alcoholBy Sally Crocker Two UNT Health Science Center researchers plan to get inside the minds of teens and young adults to learn what influences them to drink and when they are most apt to use alcohol. Melissa A. Lewis, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems, is leading the study, along with Dana M. Litt, PhD, Read More »

Sep 10, 2018

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The doctors and the dancersBy Jan Jarvis During a break from rehearsals for “Cinderella,” Celeste Gaiera stood still as 37 reflective markers were taped to her torso, legs and head. Then, looking more like a sci-fi character than a ballet dancer, she practiced plies – a familiar ballet step – as six motion capture cameras recorded her every move. Read More »

Aug 29, 2018

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Study: Private hospital rooms lower risk of infectionsBy Sally Crocker Private hospital rooms may save lives by reducing the risk of a dangerous type of hospital-acquired infection, according to UNT Health Science Center researchers in a new study published in PLOS ONE. Liam O’Neill, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNTHSC School of Public Health, led the Read More »

Aug 14, 2018

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Research for the long haulBy Jan Jarvis Scientific breakthroughs once belonged to the young. Or at least that’s what Einstein must have thought when he said that unless a scientist has made a great contribution before the age of 30, he never will. Time, however, has proven him wrong. Robert Edwards, for example, was 85 when he developed in Read More »

Aug 2, 2018

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Researchers will use smartphone app to improve alcohol treatmentBy Sally Crocker Researchers from UNT Health Science Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) have been awarded a two-year, $650,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop and test a novel smartphone-based alcohol treatment for homeless adults. Scott Walters, PhD, Professor and Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the Read More »

Jul 31, 2018

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Relieving the pain of peripheral arterial diseaseBy Jan Jarvis For someone with peripheral arterial disease – a condition that causes narrowing of arteries in the limbs – pain is a big problem. “The treatment for it is exercise,” said Eric Gonzales, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education in the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is pending Read More »

Jul 19, 2018

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A blood test that IDs Alzheimer’s earlier, easier and cheaperBy Jan Jarvis   The first study of a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease within a primary care setting soon will be conducted at UNT Health Science Center. The simple test could be a game-changer in the diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s. If successful, it would be possible to identify patients earlier, easier and at Read More »

Jul 12, 2018

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Research opens new doors to treating glaucomaBy Jan Jarvis Glucocorticoids are often used to reduce inflammation, reduce pain and treat many conditions such as allergies and rashes. But for some people, the very drugs that treats one condition can cause another: specifically, glaucoma. The condition, which affects more than 64.3 million people, is the second-leading cause of irreversible blindness in the Read More »

Jun 26, 2018

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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