Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Dr. Thomas Yorio receives outpouring of praise and admirationWords 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 DayThe 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 kidsStephen 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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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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Discovery could lead to better treatments for glaucomaFor 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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World famous biochemist says genetic blueprint will be part of regular medical careThe 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

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World-famous biochemist-geneticist to speak at GSBS commencementJ. Craig VenterPhoto courtesy Public Library of Science Biochemist-geneticist J. Craig Venter, PhD, best known for mapping and sequencing human DNA, will deliver on Friday the commencement address for UNT Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences graduation ceremony. The ceremony is from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. Dr. Read More »

May 15, 2014

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Researchers seek link between HIV/HCV infection and severe liver diseasePersons with both HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) develop liver disease that progresses faster and is more severe than it is in individuals with only one infection. It’s not known why co-infection speeds up liver disease, but researchers at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth hope to find out with the help of a Read More »

Apr 16, 2014

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Dr. Meharvan ‘Sonny’ Singh named Dean of Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesA UNT Health Science Center researcher recognized internationally for his work on hormones and the aging brain has been named Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD, who has served as Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences since January, said he is eager to take on his Read More »

Apr 3, 2014

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Testosterone therapy affects Mexican American men differentlyRebecca Cunningham, PhD Ads touting testosterone replacement therapy are ubiquitous on radio and television. But medical research has determined that its success at enhancing libido may come at a price. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center now report that while testosterone replacement therapy can damage brain health in some Caucasian men, Mexican-Americans appear to be Read More »

Apr 2, 2014