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Combining blood markers with cognitive test could aid early detection of Alzheimer’sBy Jan Jarvis Combining blood biomarkers with only one cognitive test could add up to simpler, effective and less costly way to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease in Mexican Americans. The study, conducted by researchers at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, builds on previous work that uses protein biomarkers in Read More »

Jun 15, 2020

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Despite the pandemic, research in many HSC labs goes onBy Jan Jarvis In the evening, Kelly Peterson parks his car in a vacant lot and walks across an empty campus into a dark building with no one around. Sometimes the HSC research specialist arrives at 6 p.m., midnight or even later. “I have just always worked off hours, but since COVID-19 it’s a little Read More »

Apr 24, 2020

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HSC Fort Worth donates 5,000 surgical masks for first respondersBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is giving the Fort Worth Fire Department 5,000 surgical masks and calling on health organizations across the region to make similar donations to first responders in need. “This donation continues to demonstrate the relationship between the Fort Worth Fire Department and Read More »

Mar 25, 2020

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HSC professor among international researchers using stem cells to combat COVID-19 pneumoniaBy Diane Smith When news of the coronavirus emerged from Wuhan, China, Kunlin Jin, PhD, and a team of international researchers quickly joined forces to fight the mysterious disease. Dr. Jin relied on his more than 20 years of knowledge about stem cells to work with an international team driven to save lives. He used Read More »

Mar 13, 2020

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HSC forensic crime laboratory to assist in national crisis of missing American Indian womenBy Diane Smith The disappearance of hundreds of Native American women and girls has challenged law enforcement nationwide. Now, experts hope to find solutions with help from the Center for Human Identification at HSC in Fort Worth and Montana State University Billings. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and MSU Read More »

Mar 12, 2020

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Would you want to know?By Jan Jarvis Beverly Dittmer is the kind of high-spirited West Texas woman who never backs away from a fight. Over 76 years, this plucky woman has faced a few, from breast cancer to her husband Paul’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease. Now the mother of seven children and grandmother of 19 braced for what could Read More »

Jan 30, 2020

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UNTHSC and Quest Diagnostics announce collaborationUNT Health Science Center and Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, have formed a unique collaboration that converges data, research and technologies to help improve prevention and treatment for individuals at high-risk for preventable diseases, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. UNTHSC and Quest will focus on spearheading novel techniques Read More »

Jan 21, 2020

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Fulbright Fellow takes valuable research, taste of Texas back to NorwayBy Diane Smith After four months in North Texas, Dr. Nathalie Holme heads back to her native Norway with scientific data about cerebral blood flow and a pair of cowboy boots. “I’ve learned so much,” said Dr. Holme, adding that she came to the UNT Health Science Center in pursuit of knowledge. Dr. Holme, an Read More »

Dec 19, 2019

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Trial to determine if warm leg baths can reduce high blood pressureBy Jan Jarvis Elizabeth Temples, 77, sinks her legs into a tub of soothing warm water and settles in to relax with a good book. But it’s not a spa day. Temples is participating in a study investigating if a warm leg bath can lower blood pressure in older women with hypertension. “I don’t get Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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Ending the HIV epidemic using community pharmacistsBy Jan Jarvis Shelia Neal keeps a list of her prescriptions on her cell phone and puts her medications in a pill organizer. “If I miss a dose, I might not die today, but I’m not going to feel good,” she said. “At the end of the day, I just have to take my medicine.” Read More »

Dec 3, 2019