Research

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

Diagnosis turns scientist into counselor and comforter

By Jan Jarvis For seven days, Rebecca Cunningham lay in bed, radioactive and isolated. “No one could get within six feet of me,” said Cunningham, PhD, who was undergoing radiation therapy for thyroid cancer. “I watched Netflix, slept and sucked on sour candy.” The isolation was hard. Even harder was the restrictive low iodine diet... Read more »

Jan 6, 2016

Sonny Singh

A tailored approach to Alzheimer’s

By Jan Jarvis Support Alzheimer’s research at UNT Health Science Center.  How Alzheimer’s care is different at UNTHSC UNT Health Science Center draws together physicians, nurses, social workers and psychologists to make life better for those already living with Alzheimer’s disease.”A typical model of care is a doctor fixes the problem, but that’s not going... Read more »

Dec 21, 2015

Raheem Paxton and Tomi Huff

Cancer survivor credits recovery to research study

By Sally Crocker When Tomi Huff was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 54, she feared she was going to die. No matter what the doctors said, she felt like her life was already over. Fast forward six years and three rounds of chemotherapy later, and Tomi is cancer free with a renewed focus on keeping... Read more »

Dec 14, 2015

The self-cooling shoe that could reduce amputations

By Alex Branch   A Health Science Center researcher is creating an innovative shoe that could help prevent dangerous foot ulcers in people with diabetes. Metin Yavuz, DEng, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, has developed a working prototype of a shoe fixed with an electronic cooling system. It’s designed to keep foot tissues from heating... Read more »

Dec 14, 2015

Brandy Roane

Fighting the ‘freshman 15’

By Jan Jarvis   College students typically blame too much fast food for the famous freshman 15. But research from UNT Health Science Center suggests that weight gain in college has as much to do with when you go to bed as what you eat for dinner Fluctuating sleep patterns, a common condition of college... Read more »

Dec 9, 2015

Heather Kitzman-Ulrich

A decline in diabetes

By Alex Branch The surprising announcement that new cases of diabetes in the United States are declining is good news but reinforces the need for greater prevention in minority communities, said Dr.  Heather Kitzman-Ulrich, a UNT Health Science Center researcher. There were 1.4 million new cases of diabetes in 2014, down from 1.7 million in... Read more »

Dec 1, 2015

A biotech superstar with UNTHSC roots

By Jan Jarvis   Six years ago in an acceleration lab at UNT Health Science Center, the co-founders of ZS Pharma were developing a drug that they believed held great promise. But even with such lofty expectations, ZS Pharma co-founders Alvaro Guillem and Jeff Keyser may have underestimated their biotech startup’s potential. Earlier this month... Read more »

Nov 30, 2015