Research

An Rx for exercise

By Jeff Carlton EXERT study Interested in learning more about participating in this clinical trial? Eligibility Requirements: Must be between the ages of 65 and 89 Have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) Participants must be in good health but not already exercise regularly For more information contact Kim Brown, Clinical Research Coordinator, at 817-735-2694 or brown@unthsc.edu... Read more »

Jan 9, 2017

Training school brings international scientists to UNTHSC

By Alex Branch   Researchers, clinicians and students from around the world convened at the UNT Health Science Center to learn about sensorimotor function in children and receive hands-on training in the university’s Human Movement Performance Laboratory. The Health Science Center hosted the training school for the International Society for Posture and Gait Research, which... Read more »

Jan 5, 2017

Nasa Research

Protecting astronauts’ immune systems during spaceflight

By Alex Branch Long-time collaborators UNT Health Science Center and Langston University have teamed with NASA on a five-year project to study the effects of reduced gravity on astronauts’ immune systems during spaceflight. The project, funded by a $4.5 million NASA grant, also is intended to promote diversity in the field of space biomedicine, said Harlan... Read more »

Jan 3, 2017

Med students discovering the value of lab research

By Jan Jarvis After spending the summer doing research on gestational hypertension, TCOM student Spencer Cushen changed his career plans. He still wants to be a physician, but now he plans to add a doctorate and possibly a master’s in public health. Doing research, he said, has helped him see the many benefits of pursuing... Read more »

Dec 20, 2016

Pest control

By Jeff Carlton and Jan Jarvis   At a glance The threat Mosquitos, ticks and other biting arthropods can transmit serious diseases to humans,    ranging from West Nile virus to Lyme disease. The response UNTHSC researchers are seeking better preventative agents and more effective monitoring systems to counter these nasty disease-carriers. The bottom line Because... Read more »

Dec 1, 2016

Hongli Wu

Could grapes be the ‘magic bullet’ for cataracts?

By Jan Jarvis   Grapes are more than sweet treats in the eyes of one UNT Health Science Center researcher, who is studying how the fruit can prevent cataracts. Whether they’re green, red or black, grapes appear to have significant health benefits, said Hongli Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and in the North... Read more »

Nov 21, 2016

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Video: Supporting eye research at UNT Health Science Center

The human eye is a complex and confounding organ that processes light, interprets shapes and allows us to see the world in all its beauty and variety. Diseases that damage and destroy eyesight can have a devastating effect on a person’s health, independence and quality of life. At UNT Health Science Center’s North Texas Eye... Read more »

Nov 18, 2016

Sid O'Bryant

A precision medicine approach to Alzheimer’s disease

By Jan Jarvis   Can an anti-inflammatory drug commonly used for headaches possibly treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease? The answer might depend on who’s taking the drug, according to Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor in the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research at UNT Health Science Center. There’s substantial evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)... Read more »

Nov 16, 2016

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A potential ‘game changer’ for eye disease

By Jan Jarvis An eye drop that could prevent blindness caused by glaucoma is one step closer to becoming a reality. A novel pharmacological intervention to control retinal ganglion cell death caused by glaucoma is in preclinical development, said Katalin Prokai-Tatrai, PhD, Associate Professor in the Center for Neuroscience Discovery and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences... Read more »

Nov 8, 2016

Mao and Kettles

A gift to improve glaucoma care

By Jan Jarvis   Mike Kettles was in the Navy and about to deploy overseas when he learned during a physical that he had glaucoma. “I was young and I was shocked,” he said. “With glaucoma you don’t feel like anything is wrong – but it is.” He was prescribed eye drops, which helped dramatically.... Read more »

Nov 4, 2016