Research

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First semester of college represents ‘red zone’ for student drinkingBy Sally Crocker What happens in the first semester of college can profoundly impact students’ alcohol use and future drinking behaviors, especially during the first six weeks, says UNTHSC Associate Professor Dana M. Litt, PhD. Dr. Litt is leading a new study on ways to reach freshmen when they are most impressionable. The three-year project Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

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Recent rains increase threat of West Nile virusBy Alex Branch   The first West Nile virus death of 2018 in Tarrant County was reported Sept. 21, and a UNT Health Science Center epidemiologist warns that recent rain has caused a sudden increase in mosquito activity. An older adult with underlying health conditions was the first person to die locally from the mosquito-borne Read More »

Oct 2, 2018

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Using DNA to better treat back painBy Cathy Kearns   Chronic pain affects one in five adults in the United States, and high impact chronic pain that interferes with work or daily life most days affects one in 13 adults in this country. These numbers, taken from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, only begin to tell the story of how Read More »

Sep 28, 2018

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The latest research on longevityBy Jan Jarvis   By Jan Jarvis Every day, Kunlin Jin, MD, PhD, drinks five cups of green tea, three in the morning and two in the afternoon. Brewed from the unfermented plant, the tea has been touted for its anti-aging and longevity benefits. “It should be very good for your health,” said Dr. Jin, Read More »

Sep 24, 2018

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PT on leading edge of Parkinson’s careBy Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center professor is preparing physical students to provide innovative care that can improve the quality of life for the nearly 1 million Americans expected to have Parkinson’s disease by 2020. Howe Liu, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program. It Read More »

Sep 17, 2018

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Research for the long haulBy Jan Jarvis Scientific breakthroughs once belonged to the young. Or at least that’s what Einstein must have thought when he said that unless a scientist has made a great contribution before the age of 30, he never will. Time, however, has proven him wrong. Robert Edwards, for example, was 85 when he developed in Read More »

Aug 2, 2018

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Celebrating success in health disparities programBy Alex Branch Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, and Harlan Jones, PhD, recently visited Savannah State University to discuss a national research mentoring project. They got a big surprise. The Georgia university honored Dr. Vishwanatha, Dr. Jones and the UNT Health Science Center Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Fellowship Program for their impact on the school’s junior Read More »

Jul 23, 2018

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A blood test that IDs Alzheimer’s earlier, easier and cheaperBy Jan Jarvis   The first study of a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease within a primary care setting soon will be conducted at UNT Health Science Center. The simple test could be a game-changer in the diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s. If successful, it would be possible to identify patients earlier, easier and at Read More »

Jul 12, 2018

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Research opens new doors to treating glaucomaBy Jan Jarvis Glucocorticoids are often used to reduce inflammation, reduce pain and treat many conditions such as allergies and rashes. But for some people, the very drugs that treats one condition can cause another: specifically, glaucoma. The condition, which affects more than 64.3 million people, is the second-leading cause of irreversible blindness in the Read More »

Jun 26, 2018

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Mosquito monitoring protects Fort Worth again this yearBy Sally Crocker   While most people do everything they can to avoid mosquitos in the summer, medical entomologist Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, goes out of his way to track them down. Dr. Lee, an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has spent the last six Read More »

Jun 21, 2018