Research

Dr. Dickerman, a neurosurgeon and UNT Health Science Center alumnus, recognized that surgery was required and stood over her one morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, gazing steely-eyed through a microscope as he made a 20-millimeter incision in her lower back.
At HSC, experts search for cures to ‘most aggressive form of brain cancer’By Diane Smith-Pinckney Malignant brain tumors, known as glioblastoma multiforme, spread aggressively and are described as incurable. The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with this cancer –  also known as GBM –  is only 6.8 % and the average length of survival for people with GBM is about 12 to 18 months, according to the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). Experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center Read More »

May 3, 2021

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
HSC CEAL partnership registers residents for COVID-19 vaccines at YMCABy Diane Smith-Pinckney   Fort Worth social justice advocate Opal L. Lee has a COVID-19 public health message: “For Heaven’s sake, go get the vaccine.” The 94-year-old activist recently posted a flyer on Facebook with details about a vaccination registration event planned at the William M. McDonald YMCA in Southeast Fort Worth. The University of Read More »

Mar 12, 2021

Dimitrios Karamichos Melissa Petersen Unthsc Fc
A new collaboration to better understand Keratoconus DystrophyDrs. Dimitrios Karamichos and Melissa Petersen at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, are teaming with DownSyndrome Achieves (DSA) Biobank in Ohio to find clues about Keratoconus Dystrophy. Their research will help better identify individuals with Down syndrome who are at risk of the disease and whether this disease can be prevented with medicine.  “Keratoconus is a complex, multifactorial, corneal disease that remains a mystery, in the context of Read More »

Mar 10, 2021

TCOM student Katie Albin
TCOM student research is published in Journal of Adolescent HealthBy Steven Bartolotta Research is one of the backbones that medicine can’t live without and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine second-year student Katie Albin is hoping some of her latest research can help make a difference for the younger generation. Albin teamed up with Dr. Diana Perkins, a Professor of Psychiatry from the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, to write an Read More »

Mar 5, 2021

Rickards, Rosenberg, Anderson in the lab
Mountain highsBy Sarah Hewitt I lay on my back on a table with my lower body from the waist down inside a triangular wooden box, not unlike a magician’s box as if I’d volunteered to be sawed in half. Dr. Caroline Rickards, an associate professor from UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, secured a neoprene belt across Read More »

Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Hongli Wu
HSC researcher sees potential for retinal protection with new research grantA large number of veterans and military members experience eye trauma and potential vision loss due to service-related injuries. With the support of a research grant from the Department of Defense (DoD), researcher Dr. Hongli Wu is on the cusp of developing a delivery agent to protect those ailments.   The Vision Research Program (VRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award is a highly competitive grant with a defined vision Read More »

Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Sid O'Bryant
HSC announces $7 million research investment to determine why African Americans have highest prevalence of Alzheimer’sBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) announced a $7 million investment to research the biological differences that put African Americans at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease and to develop new treatments that prevent the deadly disease. Among people 65 and older, African Americans have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by Hispanics and non-Latino whites, according to the Read More »

Dec 9, 2020

Magdalena Bus and Bruce Budowle
(Un)solved mysteriesBy Alex Branch In June 2017, Shawn Neill, 42, got on his four-wheeler and rumbled toward the banks of the Ohio River near his Illinois home.   The only son of Rex and Judy Neill loved camping, fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He pitched a tent on the riverbank — and vanished.  Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers scoured the river. Read More »

Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Sid O'Bryant
Researchers receive $45 million federal grant to study health disparities in Alzheimer’s diseaseResearchers at HSC Fort Worth were awarded a grant expected to total $45 million from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to expand innovative research into Alzheimer’s disease and the biological differences that cause the disease to disproportionately afflict Mexican Americans. The 5-year research grant, awarded to Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor Read More »

Sep 14, 2020

Terry Leever, Mark Holton, and Randall Barnes
We’ve come a long wayBy Jan Jarvis  As a young medical student attending Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in the 1970s, Mark Holton faced the challenges of developing the knowledge and skills to one day care for pediatric patients.  But there was more to his journey as an osteopathic medical student. He also faced the stigma of being seen as “less than” in the eyes of his allopathic peers. Things changed in four short years.   “By the time Read More »

Aug 27, 2020