Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Research aims to optimize brain’s defense mechanisms to combat TBI

By Jan Jarvis   A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen to anyone at any age, in any place and under all manner of circumstances. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience loss of cognitive and sensorimotor functions following TBI annually. Those who survive the initial injury often cope with enormous... Read more »

Jan 4, 2018

Honoring the legacy of a neuroscience student

By Jan Jarvis Steve Looney is an avid golfer who rarely misses the chance to play in the annual Sonny Singh Open. But his motivation isn’t so much the golf tournament, as it is the scholarship that it funds. The Rachel Dauphin Memorial Student Scholarship is named for the PhD student in Pharmacology and Neuroscience... Read more »

Apr 19, 2017

Forster awarded Denham Harman Award for aging research

For more than three decades, Michael Forster, PhD, has studied ways to slow the aging process and help people live longer, healthier lives. In May, the American Aging Association will present Dr. Forster, Chair of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, with the Denham Harman Research Award. Named after the association’s co-founder, the award honors those who have... Read more »

May 7, 2015

Research seeks to disrupt the perfect storm that increases risk of Alzheimer’s

The combination of testosterone, sleep apnea and oxidative stress may work together to promote brain inflammation and put men at a greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the hypothesis that Rebecca Cunningham, PhD, hopes to prove with the help of a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer’s Association. "Alone, sleep apnea may influence... Read more »

Oct 10, 2014

NIH grant will help researchers tackle aging-related diseases

As the so-called silver tsunami sweeps the country, the demand for ways to treat age-related diseases is growing dramatically. A $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT Health Science Center train researchers to meet the needs of the country’s aging population. "This grant is a key to re-supplying the research... Read more »

Jul 7, 2014

Dr. Thomas Yorio receives outpouring of praise and admiration

Words 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