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Forensic DNA pioneer Arthur Eisenberg passes away at 62By: Jeff Carlton Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, a pioneer in the field of forensic genetics who helped thousands of families identify their missing loved ones, died Thursday. He was 62. Dr. Eisenberg, known as Art to his friends and colleagues, helped establish the UNT Center for Human Identification as well as UNT Health Science Center’s graduate Read More »

Nov 9, 2018

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UNTHSC students have proud tradition of military serviceBy Alex Branch In a remote U.S. Army military outpost in Liberia, Andi Toufexis wore a hooded Tyvek protection suit, two layers of gloves and a breathing apparatus strapped to her back. The farm girl from southeast Texas meticulously tested blood samples collected from deceased Liberians for one of the most feared diseases of all Read More »

Nov 9, 2018

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UNTHSC establishes new Institute for Translational ResearchBy Jan Jarvis   It often takes many months and thousands of dollars for patients worried about memory loss to find out if they have Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of UNT Health Science Center’s new Institute for Translational Research is to reduce that timeline, giving patients access to therapeutics and diagnostics faster than ever before. Read More »

Nov 6, 2018

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Team studying rare disorder discovers novel way to target melanomaBy Jan Jarvis   While studying a rare genetic disorder called NGLY1 deficiency, UNT Health Science Center researchers discovered a new targeted treatment for combating melanoma, a skin cancer that kills about 9,000 people in the United States each year. Their research was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer. The discovery came when Read More »

Nov 5, 2018

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The science of sleep: 10 tips for better restBy Alex Branch   Blackout curtains darken the windows in rooms where Brandy M. Roane’s family spends time after dinner, namely the bedrooms and the office and gaming room. Table lights, not bright overhead lights, provide illumination. As the hour grows late, an alarm sounds to remind Dr. Roane, her husband and two teenage boys Read More »

Nov 1, 2018

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UNTHSC gets $1.5 million to study possible glaucoma treatmentBy Jan Jarvis First, Gulab Zode, PhD, and his team of researchers discovered how a gene that causes glaucoma leads to the pathology in the eye. Then they found a drug to treat and cure a rare form of the blinding eye disease. Now that same drug could one day be used to treat open angle Read More »

Nov 1, 2018

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UNTHSC honored for best practices in serving older adultsBy Eric Parker   The UNT Health Science Center Clinical Practice Group is the first health care organization in Fort Worth to be recognized as an Age Friendly Certified Business. As a result, the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics will help educate other health care organizations to integrate best practices in serving patients. The recognition follows Read More »

Oct 29, 2018

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Scientist says to slow aging, choose exerciseBy Jan Jarvis   Regular exercise slows the effects of aging. But the news is less positive for antioxidant supplements, another popular intervention often adopted by health conscious adults. The positive effects of vitamins E and C are not clear, said Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Institute for Healthy Aging. Read More »

Oct 25, 2018

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The 5-Question Interview: Charles Taylor, PharmD  Meet Charles Taylor, PharmD, who was appointed to the position of Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs on Aug. 1. 1. What does a provost do? I view my role as a “compass” to ensure our financial resources, time and initiatives are oriented toward our academic mission, and we stay on course Read More »

Oct 23, 2018

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UNTHSC splits $2.2 million cancer disparities grantBy Alex Branch   A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Langston University seeks to reduce cancer health disparities and prepare minority scholars to perform ground-breaking medical research. UNTHSC and Langston, a historically black college in Oklahoma, recently celebrated the awarding of a $2.2 million grant by the National Cancer Institute. The institutions Read More »

Oct 22, 2018