Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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

UNTHSC study questions relevance of established risk factors for mild cognitive impairment among Mexican American elders

  Sid O’Bryant, PhD Advancing age, rather than established risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension, appears to be the only consistent predictor for mild cognitive impairment among Mexican American elders, according to UNT Health Science Center researchers. The report suggests that previously established risk factors among non-Hispanics may not be applicable for Mexican Americans,... Read more »

Nov 15, 2013

Testosterone therapy could have negative effects, UNTHSC researchers report

Rebecca Cunningham, PhD Testosterone replacement therapy is often prescribed to improve libido and boost energy in men. But for some, the sex hormone can damage brain health, researchers at UNT Health Science Center report. “Testosterone can be a good and protective hormone in the brain, or it can be bad,” said Rebecca Cunningham, PhD, Assistant... Read more »

Oct 31, 2013