Research

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Guidelines bring Alzheimer’s blood test one step closer

A simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer’s disease is a step closer to being used to screen older adults. Detailed standardized guidelines that are needed before a blood test could be used in practice have been published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The guidelines establish protocols and reflect the continued efforts of an international working Read More »

May 20, 2015

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Grant to aid cancer treatment research

An experimental vaccine gave Carley Rutledge the chance to live a full life after Ewing’s sarcoma nearly took it away when she was 15. Now 20, she’s a college student studying conservation biology and chemistry. The same positive outlook could one day be shared by other young adult cancer survivors thanks to research being conducted Read More »

May 14, 2015

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With support from NIH, efforts to diversify biomedical workforce begin at UNTHSC

A national effort to increase the number of researchers from underrepresented minority backgrounds in the biomedical and behavioral workforce is beginning to take shape after a recent meeting at UNT Health Science Center. A kickoff meeting for the newly formed National Research Mentoring Network featured the project’s four principal investigators -including UNTHSC’s Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, Read More »

Jan 27, 2015

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A more effective way to identify elder abuse

Elder abuse is a largely hidden problem, but one that impacts a growing number of America’s aging population. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 500,000 older adults are abused or neglected in the U.S. each year. To address this growing public health concern, researcher Brad Cannell, PhD, MPH, Read More »

Jan 5, 2015

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Schmoozing with a purpose

Faculty from the School of Public Health (SPH), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Texas Prevention Institute took networking to a new level when they recently hosted a UNT Health Science Center "Research Schmooze" at Mama’s Pizza. Almost 30 professors connected to discuss their research interests and opportunities for collaboration on future projects and grant Read More »

Dec 19, 2014

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Research into nanoparticle delivery of cancer drugs receives CPRIT funding

A drug-delivery system that targets and destroys ovarian cancer cells is one step closer to improving the outcome for women diagnosed with the often deadly disease. A $742,000 Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant will be used to strengthen research on the use of "good cholesterol" nanoparticles that can selectively shrink or Read More »

Dec 18, 2014

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SPH team member named to national research administrators board

Robyn B. Remotigue, Research Manager of the UNTHSC School of Public Health, has been named to the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). NCURA serves its members and advances the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional and collegial community. Read More »

Dec 15, 2014

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Public Health professor advises students in Japan about importance of data

Students at the University of Tokyo recently gained valuable insight into statistics for research from a UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health guest lecturer. Sumihiro (Sumi) Suzuki, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, taught five lectures and five workshops during his visit and consulted one-on-one with students working on their PhD dissertation and master’s Read More »

Dec 12, 2014

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Helping amputees live more mobile lives

After diabetes took part of her left leg, Jackie Smith, 66, worried whether she would ever regain her mobility with a prosthetic foot that felt stiff and awkward. But her experience wearing a more technologically advanced prosthesis under the eye of Nicoleta Bugnariu, PhD, PT, has the Arlington amputee imagining an independent future. “I can Read More »

Dec 11, 2014

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Link between high testosterone levels and aggression in male Alzheimer’s patients?

Having higher levels of testosterone could increase the risk for aggression, hallucinations and other acting-out behaviors in men who already have Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have found that having lower testosterone levels increased the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, said Dr. James Hall, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. "But once someone already has Alzheimer’s, higher Read More »

Dec 2, 2014