Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Students and residents present research prowess in RAD poster displaysBy Jan Jarvis The CT scan of a 22-pound mass in the abdomen of a young woman was hard to miss in a room spilling over with research posters. To illustrate just how large the mass was, third-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Julie Bunyard pulled out a tape measure and showed that the Read More »

Apr 3, 2019

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Researchers examining if exercise can slow Parkinson’sBy Jan Jarvis Army veteran RJ Hillman is learning to cope with personality changes that followed a mild traumatic brain injury six years ago in Afghanistan. More troubling is what may be ahead. There is growing evidence that even a mild traumatic brain injury can increase the risk for Parkinson’s disease by 56 percent, said Read More »

Feb 20, 2019

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Symposium focuses on cardiovascular and brain health in womenBy Jan Jarvis  The first annual Women’s Cardiovascular and Brain Health Symposium underscores the need for more biomedical research that addresses unique differences between the sexes.  The event, which will include oral and poster presentations on research, will be held Friday in the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library and is sponsored by the Department Read More »

Feb 20, 2019

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A possible hidden reason for ventilator-associated pneumoniaBy: Jan Jarvis Surgical patients who need ventilators to breathe face heightened risks for pneumonia, but detecting the bacteria that might be causing the infection can be complicated. One reason for the confusion is that bacteria that appear on cultures of the lungs, often labeled “normal respiratory tract flora,” are considered harmless. But they’re not Read More »

Dec 19, 2018

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A new dean for Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesBy Jan Jarvis Michael Mathis, PhD, sees plenty of similarities between his current job at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his future one as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UNT Health Science Center. “A medical school and a vet school are really very similar,” he said. “They both Read More »

Dec 11, 2018

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Study: Progesterone protects the brain during strokeBy Jan Jarvis   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Time is critical when someone has a stroke – especially the first three to four hours. That’s how long someone has to get to the hospital for treatment with the only clot-busting drug Read More »

Nov 19, 2018

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A glaucoma treatment that skips the poke in the eyeBy Jan Jarvis   One of the ways researchers are exploring treating the optic nerve damage of glaucoma is an injection directly into the eye. But Suchismita Acharya, PhD, is studying a different approach that not only takes the pain out of treating this blinding disease but also holds the promise of curing it. HSC Read More »

Nov 12, 2018

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Forensic DNA pioneer Arthur Eisenberg passes away at 62By: Jeff Carlton Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, a pioneer in the field of forensic genetics who helped thousands of families identify their missing loved ones, died Thursday. He was 62. Dr. Eisenberg, known as Art to his friends and colleagues, helped establish the UNT Center for Human Identification as well as UNT Health Science Center’s graduate Read More »

Nov 9, 2018

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Team studying rare disorder discovers novel way to target melanomaBy Jan Jarvis While studying a rare genetic disorder called NGLY1 deficiency, UNT Health Science Center researchers discovered a new targeted treatment for combating melanoma, a skin cancer that kills about 9,000 people in the United States each year. Their research was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer. The discovery came when UNT Read More »

Nov 5, 2018

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The science of sleep: 10 tips for better restBy Alex Branch Blackout curtains darken the windows in rooms where Brandy M. Roane’s family spends time after dinner, namely the bedrooms and the office and gaming room. Table lights, not bright overhead lights, provide illumination. As the hour grows late, an alarm sounds to remind Dr. Roane, her husband and two teenage boys to Read More »

Nov 1, 2018