Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Less calories, longer lives

By Jan Jarvis   Since 2000, Dr. Rozalyn Anderson has studied aging and how calorie restriction helps monkeys live longer, healthier lives. What she has found is monkeys who eat less than their peers get fewer diseases of aging, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. “A smaller body means a longer life and greater health,” Read More »

May 10, 2018

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‘All I needed was a chance’

By Raul Vintimilla, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience   I had earned my medical degree and finished a three-year hospital residency in Cuenca, Ecuador when I decided to move my family to the United States. I had discovered during my training that clinical care was not my passion — research was. And the United States Read More »

Apr 11, 2018

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Creating a more diverse research community

By Jan Jarvis   Students from underrepresented backgrounds could soon be getting a big boost from a training program aimed at increasing diversity at UNT Health Science Center – and ultimately the biomedical workforce. A $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will fund stipends and tuition for students who are Read More »

Mar 6, 2018

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Research aims to optimize brain’s defense mechanisms to combat TBI

By Jan Jarvis   A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen to anyone at any age, in any place and under all manner of circumstances. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience loss of cognitive and sensorimotor functions following TBI annually. Those who survive the initial injury often cope with enormous Read More »

Jan 4, 2018

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Taking aim at metastatic prostate cancer

By Jan Jarvis When prostate cancer spreads to the bone it can be challenging to treat and often results in pain, fractures and limited survival. But an approach that delivers chemotherapy directly to the cancerous bone lesions shows promise as a new treatment that reduces tumor size and relieves pain for men with advanced prostate Read More »

Dec 4, 2017

Sonny Singh
Making the path to a PhD more efficient

By Cari Hyden   How can we increase diversity among researchers, decrease the average number of years to get a PhD and help graduates get jobs in the field they studied for? Just ask Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD. He’s already doing it. Through his Neurobiology of Aging training grant from the National Institutes of Health, Read More »

Oct 26, 2017

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From personal trainer to PhD candidate

By Justin Sprick, GSBS student   I was working as a personal trainer in my hometown of Odessa when an article caught my eye in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. It was about using blood flow restriction exercise, which uses inflatable cuffs to reduce blood to the working muscles, as a novel strategy Read More »

Oct 13, 2017

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UNTHSC researchers tapped for NIH leadership roles

By Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center researchers have been selected for leadership roles on National Institutes of Health scientific review boards. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Interim Director for the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research, will chair the Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Read More »

Jun 30, 2017

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GSBS students are transforming lives — and the world

By Betsy Friauf Since its first class graduated in 1994, these 2,250 alumni have: Blazed trails in research Educated thousands of students, from elementary schoolers to post-docs Made communities stronger and healthier, the world over A prime example is Hassan Azzazy, PhD, Professor of Chemistry at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He leads the Read More »

Jun 13, 2017

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Graduating students earn honors

Congratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel Read More »

Jun 13, 2017