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Musician saves her career, with a little help from UNTHSCBy Jan Jarvis   As a musician, Sarah Dunbar never imagined she would one day be leaning over a cadaver studying facial muscles. Yet, that is exactly where the University of North Texas College of Music graduate student found herself after years of struggling with severe pain caused by chronic temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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Researcher studies the impact of space on the human eyeBy Jan Jarvis Vision loss is one of the risks astronauts face when they return from space flights. Called Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome or SANS, the condition is characterized by swelling in the optic nerve head. Other ocular abnormalities of SANS include flattening of the back of the eye, vascular changes and decreased near vision. Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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Health disparities conference to focus on how social factors impact healthBy Jan Jarvis Social, behavioral and economic factors can change an individual’s biology and set them up for various chronic diseases from cancer to cardiovascular disease. How these factors affect minority and underserved populations is the focus of the 14th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities June 6-7 at UNT Health Science Center. The “Social Read More »

Jun 3, 2019

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UNTHSC pain research registry to expand statewideBy Alex Branch  . An innovative pain research registry at UNT Health Science Center will expand to other major Texas cities, a big step for the project that could help change the way chronic pain is treated The PRECISION Pain Research Registry allows UNTHSC researchers to analyze the DNA of people who suffer chronic lower Read More »

May 3, 2019

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Yorio honored for contributions to eye researchBy Jan Jarvis    As a young graduate student in the 1970s, Thomas Yorio attended his first Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.  “There were about 400 abstracts presented then,” he said. Now it is more like 6,000.  Over four decades, ARVO grew into the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in Read More »

May 1, 2019

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Students and residents present research prowess in RAD poster displaysBy Jan Jarvis   The CT scan of a 22-pound mass in the abdomen of a young woman was hard to miss in a room spilling over with research posters. To illustrate just how large the mass was, third-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Julie Bunyard pulled out a tape measure and showed that Read More »

Apr 3, 2019

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UTA Research Institute partnering to develop robotic gloves for post-stroke hand rehabilitationMedia Contact: Herb Booth   The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming. Combining this glove with the virtual reality gaming to be developed by Neuro Rehab VR will enable stroke patients to engage in rehabilitation activities for Read More »

Mar 27, 2019

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RAD offers students, faculty opportunity to highlight research workBy Jan Jarvis   Pharmacy student Meredith Garrett is excited about presenting a poster for the first time at Research Appreciation Day. “You always get that one question that you didn’t expect,” the first-year pharmacy student said. “So I’m trying to anticipate any question that might be asked and explain the clinical significance of our Read More »

Mar 27, 2019

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Supporting young adults with cancerBy Alex Branch   Courtney Parker, a 32-year-old high school teacher, was breastfeeding her infant daughter when she felt a pea-sized lump. Her mind instantly lurched to cancer, but a visit to her doctor calmed her. Breast feeding often causes changes in breast tissue. The doctor performed a mammogram and ultrasound and suggested they observe Read More »

Mar 7, 2019

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Researchers examining if exercise can slow Parkinson’sBy Jan Jarvis Army veteran RJ Hillman is learning to cope with personality changes that followed a mild traumatic brain injury six years ago in Afghanistan. More troubling is what may be ahead. There is growing evidence that even a mild traumatic brain injury can increase the risk for Parkinson’s disease by 56 percent, said Read More »

Feb 20, 2019