Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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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

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RAD event celebrates UNTHSC researchMore than 200 students, faculty and staff shared their scientific findings during the 22nd Annual Research Appreciation Day. Topics ranged from cardiac function in childhood cancer survivors to the health challenges of women who are homeless. The event attracted 500 attendees and highlighted the outstanding quality of research being conducted at UNT Health Science Center, Read More »

Mar 25, 2014

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

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Dr. Thomas Yorio honored with international research awardThomas 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

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Research targets central nervous system disordersBreakthroughs 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

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The unexpected benefits of medical research trialsFor 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

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