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TCOM Research Students
Research projects help medical students become better physiciansBy 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 honorBy 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 earwaxBy 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 NileIf 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 comforterBy 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’sBy 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 studyBy 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

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The self-cooling shoe that could reduce amputationsBy 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