A discovery that could protect the eye and the brainBy Jan Jarvis UNT Health Science Center eye researchers have discovered a chemical that may help prevent irreversible vision loss caused by glaucoma and other retinal diseases. Nerves in the inner retina carry signals through the optic nerve to the brain for vision recognition, said Abe Clark, PhD., Executive Director of UNTHSC’s North Texas Eye Read More »

Apr 22, 2016

Laura W. Bush
Teaming up for women’s health with the Laura W. Bush InstituteBy Alex Branch Scientists from UNT Health Science Center teamed up with former first lady Laura W. Bush at a symposium focused on groundbreaking research that improves the health of women. The Health Science Center collaborated with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and the Moncrief Cancer Institute at the “Female Focus: Differences Read More »

Apr 20, 2016

Photos: Research Appreciation Day 2016By Jan Jarvis Photos by Jill Johnson Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher (left) said he took special interest in research projects focused on children’s health during his tour of poster displays at UNT Health Science Center’s annual Research Appreciation Day. “We need more people to go into public health and solve some of Read More »

Apr 18, 2016

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