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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For medical students, a sideline view of treating football injuries

By Alex Branch   University of North Texas quarterback Mason Fine faked a handoff and threw a perfect 60-yard touchdown pass to a streaking receiver, and the Mean Green sideline erupted. Players leaped off the bench, coaches pumped their fists and the cheerleaders hugged. Everyone inst...Read more

Sep 18, 2018

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PT on leading edge of Parkinson’s care

By 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, pa...Read more

Sep 17, 2018

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A prestigious glaucoma prize, again, for UNTHSC eye researchers

By Jan Jarvis   In 1998, a team of researchers that included Abe Clark, PhD, won worldwide recognition for its discovery of the first gene that causes glaucoma. Two decades later, the same team has found a possible treatment for this blinding eye disease. “We’ve gone from discov...Read more

Sep 13, 2018

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UNT System honors scientist who conducts drug studies

By Jan Jarvis   One drug treats hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Another treats complicated intra-abdominal infections. And a third treats skin infections. These are among the many drugs that Jerry Simecka, PhD, has evaluated as part of the discovery process since establishing th...Read more

Sep 12, 2018