Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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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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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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

Jamboor Vishwanatha
UNTHSC to join effort to diversify biomedical workforce

  Dr. Jamboor K. Vishwanatha Dr. Harlan Jones UNT Health Science Center, in partnership with four other institutions, is designing a mentoring network for researchers from underrepresented backgrounds as part of a national effort to diversify the biomedical workforce. UNTHSC – along with Boston College, University of Wisconsin, Morehouse School of Medicine and University of Read More »

Oct 22, 2014

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Research seeks to disrupt the perfect storm that increases risk of Alzheimer’s

The combination of testosterone, sleep apnea and oxidative stress may work together to promote brain inflammation and put men at a greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the hypothesis that Rebecca Cunningham, PhD, hopes to prove with the help of a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer’s Association. "Alone, sleep apnea may influence Read More »

Oct 10, 2014

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DNA analysis leads to 2 more IDs at Florida reform school

Photo credit: University of South Florida The Missing Persons Lab at UNT Health Science Center used DNA analysis to help identify two more boys buried decades ago in unmarked graves at a reform school in Florida. One of the cases involves a 13-year-old boy who died in 1934, making the 80-year-old case one of the Read More »

Sep 25, 2014

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Dr. Patricia Gwirtz named Associate Dean of GSBS

Patricia Gwirtz, PhD, who is known for both her cardiovascular physiology research and her dedication to helping students achieve their goals, has been named Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In October, Dr. Gwirtz will mark 32 years at UNT Health Science Center. She is a Professor of Integrative Physiology and Anatomy Read More »

Sep 24, 2014

GSBS alumnus stresses innovation, entrepreneurship to students

Since he graduated, Hassan Azzazy, PhD, (GSBS ’94) has blazed a trail of innovation and entrepreneurship from Fort Worth to Egypt. Dr. Azzazy has nine active patent applications in various stages, and last year he created the first spin-off company, D-Kimia, LLC., in the 93-year history of American University in Cairo, where he now teaches. Read More »

Sep 24, 2014

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High school students experience real-world learning

High school students experience real-world learning Freshman high school students from the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences earned white coats recently in a ceremony culminating their week-long learning experience on the UNT Health Science Center campus. TABS students can earn dual credit as they prepare for higher education in the health sciences. The program is Read More »

Jul 17, 2014

Cruisin for a cure to prostate cancer

Much has changed since the nonprofit Cowtown Cruisin’ for a Cure was founded in 2002 by prostate cancer survivor Chris Goetz to raise awareness of the disease in Tarrant County. The annual car show, fundraiser and cancer-screening event has grown from about 350 cars and 5,000 people to drawing now almost 500 cars and 20,000 Read More »

Jul 10, 2014