Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center’s DNA team

January 29, 2014

Scientists at UNT Health Science Center who are trying to identify human remains excavated from a former reform school in Florida saw their work highlighted in news media outlets across the country this week.

Led by Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, UNTHSC scientists are trying to extract DNA from remains that are decades old in hopes of identifying boys who went missing from the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. University of South Florida anthropologists have announced that they have excavated 55 graves, which are 24 more than official records indicate should be there.

Here are some of the stories:

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Mosquito monitoring protects Fort Worth again this year

By 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 Pub...Read more

Jun 21, 2018

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The ATV accident that changed my life

By Rita Patterson, Department of Family Medicine I was attending an event at work when I learned that my husband, Les, had crashed his all-terrain vehicle near our Weatherford home. The ATV rolled onto his leg, crushing it. He hollered for help until a neighbor heard him and called 911. The...Read more

Jun 20, 2018

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A population at risk

By Jan Jarvis   Charles and Teresa Gonzales know what dementia does to a person. The Grand Prairie couple has lived through it with both of their mothers. “The first thing I noticed was my mother kept asking the same question over and over,” Charles said. “She’d ask somethin...Read more

Jun 19, 2018

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UNTHSC history: Tavener bowling pins

By Alex Branch   For almost 50 years, UNT Health Science Center has preserved two scuffed bowling pins. The vintage pins recall a throwback to the 1950s and 60s, when people in vertically striped shirts and rented suede shoes flocked to bowling alleys on Friday nights. But these pin...Read more

Jun 18, 2018