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

Laura W. Bush

Teaming up for women’s health with the Laura W. Bush Institute

By Alex Branch Scientists from UNT Health Science Center teamed up with former first lady Laura W. Bush at a symposium focused on groundbreaking research that improves the health of women. The Health Science Center collaborated with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and the Moncrief Cancer Institute at the “Female Focus: Differences... Read more »

Apr 20, 2016

Photos: Research Appreciation Day 2016

By Jan Jarvis Photos by Jill Johnson Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher (left) said he took special interest in research projects focused on children’s health during his tour of poster displays at UNT Health Science Center’s annual Research Appreciation Day. “We need more people to go into public health and solve some of... Read more »

Apr 18, 2016

TCOM Research Students

Research projects help medical students become better physicians

By Jan Jarvis   As a second-year TCOM student, Charles Maloy has no doubt that doing research now will make him a better physician later. “Research has a way of making you think creatively and keep looking for answers when you are trying to solve a problem,” Maloy said. “I feel like having a research... Read more »

Apr 8, 2016

John Licciardone

Studies indicate OMT reduces low-back pain

  Researchers at UNT Health Science Center have found that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low-back pain. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and higher degrees of disability received the most substantial benefit from the treatments. The findings, published in The Journal of the American... Read more »

Mar 2, 2016