Pharmacology and Neuroscience

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Fighting a deadly side effect of heart failureByJan Jarvis   For many of the 6.5 million people who live with heart failure, developing water retention related to their disease will decrease their chances of survival. Although many patients with water retention are treated with diuretics, it is not known why they develop the condition, said Tom Cunningham, PhD, Regents Professor of Physiology Read More »

Jun 11, 2018

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Less calories, longer livesBy Jan Jarvis   Since 2000, Dr. Rozalyn Anderson has studied aging and how calorie restriction helps monkeys live longer, healthier lives. What she has found is monkeys who eat less than their peers get fewer diseases of aging, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. “A smaller body means a longer life and greater health,” Read More »

May 10, 2018

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‘All I needed was a chance’By Raul Vintimilla, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience   I had earned my medical degree and finished a three-year hospital residency in Cuenca, Ecuador when I decided to move my family to the United States. I had discovered during my training that clinical care was not my passion — research was. And the United States Read More »

Apr 11, 2018

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

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Honoring the legacy of a neuroscience studentBy 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

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Forster awarded Denham Harman Award for aging researchFor 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

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

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NIH grant will help researchers tackle aging-related diseasesAs 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

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Dr. Thomas Yorio receives outpouring of praise and admirationWords 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