Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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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

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

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Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center’s DNA teamScientists 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

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UNTHSC begins DNA analysis on remains from Florida reform schoolArthur 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

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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

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Device being tested at UNTHSC could save lives of trauma victimsAn 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

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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

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Testosterone therapy could have negative effects, UNTHSC researchers reportRebecca 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