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Creating a more diverse research communityBy Jan Jarvis   Students from underrepresented backgrounds could soon be getting a big boost from a training program aimed at increasing diversity at UNT Health Science Center – and ultimately the biomedical workforce. A $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will fund stipends and tuition for students who are Read More »

Mar 6, 2018

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$10 million endowment strengthens research into health disparitiesBy Alex Branch A $10 million federal endowment will further elevate UNT Health Science Center as a national leader in research into health disparities that impact the lives of ethnic, racial, rural and economically-disadvantaged populations across the United States. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awarded the endowment to UNTHSC, one Read More »

Feb 28, 2018

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Research aims to optimize brain’s defense mechanisms to combat TBIBy Jan Jarvis   A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen to anyone at any age, in any place and under all manner of circumstances. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience loss of cognitive and sensorimotor functions following TBI annually. Those who survive the initial injury often cope with enormous Read More »

Jan 4, 2018

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Teamwork that produces better researchBy Jan Jarvis   A new agreement between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network is expected to open the door to new discoveries and give Tarrant County patients greater access to cutting-edge research and ultimately new treatments. This approach streamlines the process and makes it possible to take research from bench to bedside Read More »

Dec 6, 2017

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Taking aim at metastatic prostate cancerBy Jan Jarvis When prostate cancer spreads to the bone it can be challenging to treat and often results in pain, fractures and limited survival. But an approach that delivers chemotherapy directly to the cancerous bone lesions shows promise as a new treatment that reduces tumor size and relieves pain for men with advanced prostate Read More »

Dec 4, 2017

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A link between legalized marijuana and reduced opioid deathsBy Sally Crocker Opioid-related deaths decreased following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, according to a study led by a public health researcher from UNT Health Science Center. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a 6 percent reduction in opioid-related deaths in the two years after Colorado’s marijuana legalization, Read More »

Oct 17, 2017

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Twenty years of teamwork, then a glaucoma breakthroughBy Jan Jarvis   More than two decades of teamwork between researchers at the University of Iowa and UNT Health Science Center has led to a breakthrough for treating a type of glaucoma that damages the eyesight of millions and can cause irreversible vision loss. The research focuses on myocilin, a protein implicated in both Read More »

Oct 3, 2017

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Community invited to free autism event at UNTHSCBy Alex Branch   The nation’s largest autism research and advocacy organization will hold a free community science event that is open to the public Wednesday, Oct. 4, at UNT Health Science Center. Autism Research Series: Discovery to Solutions When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 4 Where: Medical Education and Training Building, UNTHSC, 1000 Read More »

Sep 28, 2017

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A better way to treat back painBy Jan Jarvis   Almost everyone suffers low back pain at some point in their lives. The question is how to relieve it. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center are working to find the answer. By analyzing the DNA of low back pain sufferers, the goal is to uncover which patients are most likely to Read More »

Sep 21, 2017

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Examining prevalence of Alzheimer’s in Mexican-AmericansBy Jan Jarvis   One of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted in the United States involving Mexican-Americans and Alzheimer’s disease is underway at UNT Health Science Center. Interested in learning how to be a study participant? Call 817-735-2963 for more information. The goal is to answer a consequential question: Why do Hispanics develop Read More »

Sep 14, 2017