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

Myron Jacobson

Pharmacy Dean receives national research honor

By Jan Jarvis As a graduate student in the late 1960s, Myron Jacobson thought vitamin B3 was old news and hardly worth his time. Never could he have envisioned that the inexpensive over-the-counter supplement would launch a career that includes 40 years of funded research, more than 170 published papers, 30-plus patents and three biotech... Read more »

Feb 29, 2016

Elyse Dickerson and Joe Griffin

Hear that? Startup company develops remedy for earwax

By Jan Jarvis   Cerumen, otherwise known as earwax, can cause stuffiness, pain and hearing loss. Too much earwax sends some 12 million Americans to the doctor’s office each year. But quick relief might not be too far away. After testing more than 100 formulations, Elyse Dickerson and Joe Griffin, believe they have found a... Read more »

Feb 1, 2016

Joon Lee

Zika virus would require different approach than West Nile

If the mosquito-borne Zika virus were to establish itself in North Texas, the mosquitoes capable of spreading the topical disease would pose challenges to current surveillance methods, a UNT Health Science Center epidemiologist said. The virus, which may cause birth defects in babies, is spreading across parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. About 20... Read more »

Jan 27, 2016