Research

Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building

Breaking ground on UNTHSC’s future

By Jeff Carlton When it opens in 2018, the building going up along Camp Bowie Boulevard will be more than just the first new research facility at UNT Health Science Center in 14 years. Housed inside an exterior of precast concrete, limestone walls and glass panels will be a building whose very design reflects the... Read more »

Oct 24, 2016

ruhani ahluwalia

‘Curiosity and perseverance’

By Jan Jarvis   Most tweens spend their free time playing video games, posting pics or taking selfies. Ruhani Ahluwalia, 12, spends her time doing research at UNT Health Science Center that could one day lead to a better method for cancer treatment with minimal side effects. “I just really like science and want to... Read more »

Oct 4, 2016

Dr Forster

The science of aging

By Jan Jarvis Today there are more than 75,000 centenarians living in the United States, a number that is expected to grow to 600,000 by mid-century. Why some people reach that milestone while others are burdened with diseases is at the crux of the International Conference on Aging and Disease, beginning Friday at the Stanford... Read more »

Sep 26, 2016

john schetz and derek schreihofer

New strategies for treating strokes

By Jan Jarvis   When someone has an ischemic stroke – meaning a brain blood vessel is blocked – every minute counts in the race to reduce damage. But getting the clot-busting drug tPA in time is challenging for the 800,000 Americans who experience a stroke each year, said John A. Schetz, PhD, Professor of... Read more »

Sep 16, 2016

Research initiative brings ASU students to campus

By Jan Jarvis   Four Alabama State University students spent their summer conducting prostate cancer research at UNT Health Science Center as part of a collaborative initiative that benefits both institutions. A $295,481 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense is funding the initiative, which focuses on training underrepresented students and combating the problem of... Read more »

Aug 19, 2016

Liam ONeill in China

Hospitals with mostly private rooms found to have lower infection risk

By Sally Crocker   Hospitals with mostly private patient rooms experience a lower risk for central-line patient infections, according to a study by a researcher at the UNTHSC School of Public Health. Liam O’Neill, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, and a student cohort studied 1.2 million patients treated in 292 Texas hospitals in... Read more »

Aug 16, 2016

Brandy Roane

Video gamers delay bedtime for playtime

By Jan Jarvis   Video gamers staying up late to save the world as the latest action hero are losing nearly half-a-night of sleep on average, according to a new study from UNT Health Science Center’s Sleep Research Lab. Gamers who delay bedtime for playtime lose an average of 3.5 hours of rest per weekday... Read more »

Jun 15, 2016

Liam O’Neill

New study finds patient privacy risks in sharing research data

By Sally Crocker   In publishing new studies, health care researchers take care to remove identifiable patient information when sharing their data. But a UNT Health Science Center public health professor has found that despite such precautionary measures, often required by grant-funding organizations and research journals, online attackers can still identify individual patient health records... Read more »

Jun 14, 2016

Tick lab researcher

Testing ticks by the hundreds

By Jan Jarvis   When it gets hot and muggy, ticks by the hundreds show up at UNT Health Science Center. Fortunately they are all dead. At the Tick-Borne Disease Research Laboratory, the small arachnids are analyzed and tested with the same DNA methodologies used in the Health Science Center’s cutting edge forensic genetics labs,... Read more »

Jun 9, 2016

A discovery that could protect the eye and the brain

By Jan Jarvis UNT Health Science Center eye researchers have discovered a chemical that may help prevent irreversible vision loss caused by glaucoma and other retinal diseases. Nerves in the inner retina carry signals through the optic nerve to the brain for vision recognition, said Abe Clark, PhD., Executive Director of UNTHSC’s North Texas Eye... Read more »

Apr 22, 2016