Research

Research vials

The link between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

A blood test developed at UNT Health Science Center to detect Alzheimer’s disease will be used in a new study that focuses on individuals with Down syndrome, who are at high risk of developing memory problems. The study is one of four exploring the link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome that are receiving $250,000... Read more »

Nov 10, 2015

Blood test detects pre-Alzheimer’s in Mexican-Americans with 96 percent accuracy

By Jan Jarvis A blood test developed at UNT Health Science Center detects pre-Alzheimer’s disease in asymptomatic Mexican-Americans with 96 percent accuracy. The test used blood samples provided by participants in the Health & Aging Brain among Latino Elders (HABLE) study. Hundreds of older Mexican-American residents from the Fort Worth area have participated in this... Read more »

Nov 9, 2015

Research project targets interpersonal violence

A UNT Health Science Center project aimed at addressing interpersonal violence has been awarded $2.2 million in funding over the next three years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. The project – called TESSA (Technology Enhanced Screening and Supportive Assistance) – is being led by Emily Spence-Almaguer, MSW,... Read more »

Sep 21, 2015

Transformation prepares UNTHSC for the future

Imagine teams of extraordinary researchers and clinicians from different disciplines working together to create solutions for the biggest health problems facing Texas. Each scientist or physician contributes his or her own unique skills, knowledge and ideas, collaborating in unique ways that create innovation and push the boundaries of discovery. At UNT Health Science Center, that... Read more »

Sep 1, 2015

Knee Replacement Research Team

Where medicine meets mechanical engineering

Share this story on Twitter Unique collaboration with @UTEP could result in more natural knee replacements. http://t.co/3dPDe0NUXD pic.twitter.com/uvC0s5PdrI — UNTHSC (@UNTHSC) September 5, 2015 Following a total knee replacement, patients often discover that their new implant does not feel or function as naturally as they hoped. But what if there was an implant that closely... Read more »

Aug 27, 2015

Robotic glove may help rehab stroke patients

Initial rehabilitation therapy for many stroke victims may focus on regaining the ability to walk. But when hands also are affected, therapy focused only on the legs can leave hand muscles contracted, a condition that can be difficult to overcome. A new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient’s hand may bring... Read more »

Aug 25, 2015

Sleep Apnea Research Brandy Roane

A more patient-friendly solution for sleep apnea

Masks worn by those with sleep apnea can leak at night and be so uncomfortable that they often drive users away from treatment. But a new system being developed by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and The University of Texas at Arlington could make it easier for the estimated 18 million people with sleep... Read more »

Aug 17, 2015

Study: Bacteria found on high-touch areas in health facilities

A germ that causes fever and nausea can be found at health care facilities on bed rails, computer keyboards and door handles, according to a collaborative project from UNT Health Science Center and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation. The study recommends more vigorous cleaning and infection control measures in health care facilities, and awareness... Read more »

Aug 12, 2015

Investigating the link between sleep apnea and high blood pressure

When people with sleep apnea stop breathing at night, it’s no surprise that their blood pressure goes up. But what’s less well known is that it stays that way, long after one’s breathing returns to normal. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center want to figure out why and hope that discovery will lead to better... Read more »

Aug 10, 2015

Treating hot flashes without the side effects

Experimental drug could treat hot flashes, other symptoms of menopause without harmful side effects Researchers have discovered an experimental medication that treats hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the life-threatening risks of hormone replacement therapy, according to a team led by a UNT Health Science Center scientist. In a study appearing in the July... Read more »

Jul 22, 2015