Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

UNTHSC manages ‘one-stop shop’ for missing person cases

  Click here to watch the video For cold-case detective Stuart Somershoe, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a “one-stop shop” for unsolved cases. “We all have pieces of the puzzle,” said Somershoe, who works for the Phoenix Police Department. “Medical examiners have elements of these cases. Police have elements. The families... Read more »

Mar 12, 2014

Dr. Thomas Yorio honored with international research award

Thomas Yorio, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, has received the International Society for Eye Research 2014 Ernest H. Bárány Prize. The award is given in recognition of Dr. Yorio’s outstanding contributions to research that have increased the understanding of ocular pharmacology. Dr. Yorio said he shares the recognition with others.  "It... Read more »

Mar 11, 2014

Research targets central nervous system disorders

Breakthroughs in brain disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases are sorely needed. Six millions Americans live with these conditions, and there’s no cure. At the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, researchers like Xiaowei Dong, PhD, are working to change that. With a $146,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and... Read more »

Mar 5, 2014

The unexpected benefits of medical research trials

For more information about collaborating with NorTex researchers or to participate in a research study, contact Kimberly Fulda, DrPH, at 817-735-0225 or Santiago Perez assumed he was fairly healthy when he volunteered for the North Texas Healthy Heart Study, a UNT Health Science Center research project conducted from 2006 to 2009. But the free... Read more »

Feb 26, 2014

High school students get a taste of what medical school is like

Rio Velasquez and Rachelle Wanser are still in high school, but they have already experienced what life is like as medical students. As the first participants in the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Preceptorship, the high school juniors are spending five weeks shadowing faculty, working with students, attending lectures and learning about UNT Health Science... Read more »

Feb 24, 2014

UNTHSC’s O’Bryant recognized for Alzheimer’s disease work

Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Interim Director of the Institute of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Research, has received the Federation of Associations in Behavioral Health & Brain Science (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award. The award is given to researchers who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain and... Read more »

Jan 30, 2014

Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center’s DNA team

Scientists at UNT Health Science Center who are trying to identify human remains excavated from a former reform school in Florida saw their work highlighted in news media outlets across the country this week. Led by Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, UNTHSC scientists are trying to extract DNA from remains that are decades old in hopes of... Read more »

Jan 29, 2014

UNTHSC begins DNA analysis on remains from Florida reform school

Arthur Eisenberg, PhD Scientists at UNT Health Science Center have begun DNA testing and analysis on human remains excavated in Florida on the grounds of a former reform school. Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, who co-directs the UNT Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI), is leading efforts to identify the remains through DNA testing. The Center has received... Read more »

Jan 28, 2014

Vote for Andras Lacko’s research team to win $50,000 TeamConnor grant

  Andras Lacko, PhD Andras Lacko, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology at UNT Health Science Center, is one of three finalists for a $50,000 research grant from TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. After narrowing hundreds of submitted research projects down to three, the foundation is allowing the public to choose the winner. You can... Read more »

Dec 11, 2013

Device being tested at UNTHSC could save lives of trauma victims

An easy-to-use device that could keep trauma victims alive until they reach definitive medical care is being tested by UNT Health Science Center researchers. The impedance threshold device, or ITD, is designed to improve blood flow to the brain and other vital organs following a traumatic injury. Although the device is being tested as part... Read more »

Dec 10, 2013