Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Ophthalmic clinic opens in Health Pavilion to provide diabetic eye careBy Jan Jarvis Zainulabedin Hashem walked out of the ophthalmic clinic with a new prescription and a sense of relief that his diabetes had not damaged his vision. “I have had diabetes for 30 years and it affects my vision,” he said. The North Richland Hills diabetic is among the first patients to receive care Read More »

Sep 20, 2019

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NamUs creates division to aid victims’ familiesBy Jan Jarvis When a loved one goes missing, families face unimaginable challenges, from coping with the disappearance to finding the person is deceased and then navigating the complex process of bringing them home. To help families navigate the trauma related to a loved one’s disappearance, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs, Read More »

Sep 13, 2019

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DNA dilemmasBy Jan Jarvis Melody Josserand took an at-home DNA test on a lark, hoping to find out what part of Europe her ancestors were from. The DNA analyst at UNT Health Science Center knew she was adopted, but says she never was particularly curious about her biological parents. But as soon as the results came Read More »

Aug 30, 2019

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CHI helps eliminate sexual assault evidence backlogBy Jan Jarvis By the time Lavinia Masters’ rape kit was tested, more than 20 years had passed since she was assaulted. By then, the statute of limitations for the crime had expired. Through the work of the UNT Center for Human Identification, such scenarios are becoming fewer and are expected to be reduced even Read More »

Aug 22, 2019

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A generous boost to dementia researchBy: Alex Branch A generous estate gift from a longtime community volunteer whose family was impacted by dementia will establish a $3 million endowed chair to support groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease and other translational research projects at UNT Health Science Center. Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor and Director of the Institute for Translational Research, will Read More »

Aug 2, 2019

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Day of service gives Medical Science students a sense of communityBy Jan Jarvis Before ever taking their first class, Medical Science students had donated 800 hours of service to the community at 11 area organizations. “In a single day, they made new friends and practiced all of our values,” said Carla Johnson, Executive Director of Student Services & Admissions in the Graduate School of Biomedical Read More »

Jun 18, 2019

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Researcher studies the impact of space on the human eyeBy Jan Jarvis Vision loss is one of the risks astronauts face when they return from space flights. Called Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome or SANS, the condition is characterized by swelling in the optic nerve head. Other ocular abnormalities of SANS include flattening of the back of the eye, vascular changes and decreased near vision. Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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‘Missing in North Texas’ event helps families find closureBy Alex Branch  Gene and Helga Lukacsy will never forget the worry and sleepless nights after their son went missing in October 2016.   Anthony Lukacsy, 46, faced his share of life struggles and was homeless. But he always periodically checked in with family, even if just to ask for a little extra cash.  3rd Annual Read More »

May 14, 2019

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Neurobiology symposium will feature predoctoral fellows’ workBy Jan Jarvis As a predoctoral fellow in 2012, Nicole Phillips presented her research on genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease at the Neurobiology of Aging Trainee Symposium. Seven years later, Dr. Phillips will watch the predoctoral fellow she is mentoring present her own work. “This is the cumulative event of the year for fellows,” Read More »

May 9, 2019

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Yorio honored for contributions to eye researchBy Jan Jarvis  As a young graduate student in the 1970s, Thomas Yorio attended his first Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.  “There were about 400 abstracts presented then,” he said. Now it is more like 6,000.  Over four decades, ARVO grew into the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the Read More »

May 1, 2019