Health Institutes

Dr Forster

The science of aging

By Jan Jarvis Today there are more than 75,000 centenarians living in the United States, a number that is expected to grow to 600,000 by mid-century. Why some people reach that milestone while others are burdened with diseases is at the crux of the International Conference on Aging and Disease, beginning Friday at the Stanford... Read more »

Sep 26, 2016

Tick lab researcher

Testing ticks by the hundreds

By Jan Jarvis   When it gets hot and muggy, ticks by the hundreds show up at UNT Health Science Center. Fortunately they are all dead. At the Tick-Borne Disease Research Laboratory, the small arachnids are analyzed and tested with the same DNA methodologies used in the Health Science Center’s cutting edge forensic genetics labs,... Read more »

Jun 9, 2016

Patient Safety

New Institute for Patient Safety focused on making health care safer in Texas

By Jeff Carlton   A collaborative institute launching Tuesday at UNT Health Science Center will focus on patient safety problems and preventable medical errors, crises that contribute to 251,000 deaths annually in the United States. The Health Science Center’s new Institute for Patient Safety will take a lead role in professional and community education, research... Read more »

May 17, 2016

Gregory Petsko

Stopping a disease that is slow but relentless

By Jan Jarvis Photo credit: Carlos Rene Perez/Weill Cornell Medicine   Parkinson’s disease is slow but relentless, and progresses over some 20 years. It takes the body, but leaves the mind intact until the late stages, said Dr. Gregory Petsko, a renowned scientist who will speak at the Neurobiology of Aging Trainee Symposium, hosted by... Read more »

May 10, 2016

A discovery that could protect the eye and the brain

By Jan Jarvis UNT Health Science Center eye researchers have discovered a chemical that may help prevent irreversible vision loss caused by glaucoma and other retinal diseases. Nerves in the inner retina carry signals through the optic nerve to the brain for vision recognition, said Abe Clark, PhD., Executive Director of UNTHSC’s North Texas Eye... Read more »

Apr 22, 2016

Sonny Singh

A tailored approach to Alzheimer’s

By Jan Jarvis Support Alzheimer’s research at UNT Health Science Center.  How Alzheimer’s care is different at UNTHSC UNT Health Science Center draws together physicians, nurses, social workers and psychologists to make life better for those already living with Alzheimer’s disease.”A typical model of care is a doctor fixes the problem, but that’s not going... Read more »

Dec 21, 2015