Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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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

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Cruisin to 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

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NIH grant will help researchers tackle aging-related diseases

As the so-called silver tsunami sweeps the country, the demand for ways to treat age-related diseases is growing dramatically. A $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT Health Science Center train researchers to meet the needs of the country’s aging population. "This grant is a key to re-supplying the research Read More »

Jul 7, 2014

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Seed grants help research grow

Triple-negative breast cancer is often aggressive and difficult to treat, making the need for effective therapies all the more urgent. With the help of a $25,000 UNT Health Science Center seed grant, Alakanada Basu, PhD, is laying the groundwork for just such a therapy that could one day improve the outlook for those with a Read More »

Jul 1, 2014

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Dr. Thomas Yorio receives outpouring of praise and admiration

Words of admiration for a distinguished scientist whose career has spanned four decades filled Luibel Hall as faculty, staff and students honored Thomas Yorio, PhD, recipient of the prestigious Barany Prize. Dr. Yorio, Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, will receive the award from the International Society for Read More »

Jun 27, 2014

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UNT Health Science Center to close for Independence Day

The UNT Health Science Center and all UNT Health clinics will be closed on Friday for the Independence Day holiday. Fitness Center also will be closed on Friday. The Lewis Library will have abbreviated hours on Thursday and Friday. Have a happy, safe and healthy Independence Day.

Jun 25, 2014

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Immunotherapy research makes cancer treatment easier on kids

Stephen Mathew, PhD Today more than 75 percent of children with leukemia are cured, but survival often comes at a cost. The very drugs that save lives can cause severe side effects later. To reduce those risks, researchers at UNT Health Science Center are studying ways to use a patient’s own immune system to destroy Read More »

Jun 5, 2014

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Discovery could lead to better treatments for glaucoma

For decades scientists have tried to understand how glaucoma develops in the eye.  Now a team of UNT Health Science Center researchers have identified a signaling pathway that appears to play a major part in the development of the incurable eye disease that affects more than 67 million people worldwide and that can lead to Read More »

May 29, 2014

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Protein may provide effective way to study nitroxidative stress

  Laszlo Prokai, PhD, DSc Katalin Prokai-Tatrai, PhD A new protocol that helps scientists identify a protein that is changed by nitroxidated stress in the body has been developed by UNT Health Science Center researchers. Previously there was no effective way to study nitroxidative stress, according to Laszlo Prokai, PhD, DSc, and Katalin Prokai-Tatrai, PhD, Read More »

May 29, 2014

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World famous biochemist says genetic blueprint will be part of regular medical care

The day is not far off when healthy individuals can get their genetic blueprint analyzed as part of a check-up, world-renowned biochemist J. Craig Venter, PhD, told the audience at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences commencement ceremony. "You and your children will have your genomes sequenced as a regular part of your medical care," Read More »

May 20, 2014