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Protecting astronauts’ immune systems during spaceflightBy 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

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Med students discovering the value of lab researchBy 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

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Pest controlBy 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

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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 CenterThe 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

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A precision medicine approach to Alzheimer’s diseaseBy 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 diseaseBy 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

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A gift to improve glaucoma careBy 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

Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building
Breaking ground on UNTHSC’s futureBy 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

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‘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