Posts Tagged ‘UNT Health Science Center’

Fort Worth Vision Screening Program Tests Preschoolers Via Camera-Like Device

Posted by Heather Noel

Checking vision is as simple as taking a photo in a pilot program aimed at reaching preschoolers in Fort Worth. 

Researchers from the North Texas Eye Research Institute at UNT Health Science Center are using a refractometer, a camera-like device …

UNT Health Science Center to Host Autism Speaks Event

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Representatives from Autism Speaks will be in Fort Worth this week to share the latest research and learn about work UNT Health Science Center is doing to help those with the developmental disorder. 

During a free community event Wednesday at …

Fort Worth Researchers Using Motion Capture Tech to Aid People With Mobility Problems

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Researchers from the UNT Health Science Center are asking patients with mobility diseases to show up and fall down — all while strapped into a harness and ropes, of course.

The Human Movement Performance Laboratory at the Fort Worth school …

UNT Researchers Find Way to Protect Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Posted by Chloe Bennett

UNT Health Science Center researchers have discovered a treatment that could help preserve brain functioning after cardiac arrest.

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Robert Mallet

More than 500,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest each year, according to the university. During a cardiac event, the blood supply …

Children Can Breathe Easy with Asthma 411 Program

Posted by Julia Batlle

A new program is reducing the consequences that arise as a result of asthma in students. 

With children having to miss school after severe asthma attacks that often lead to 911 calls, Tarrant County leaders and educators are working to …

UNT Researchers Develop Cooling Cushion to Prevent Ulcers for People in Wheelchairs

Posted by Heather Noel

Consistent pressure against the skin can lead to ulcers for many people in wheelchairs, but UNT Health Science Center researchers have designed a cooling cushion that could help prevent the costly health problem.

The battery-powered system circulates about a gallon …

UNT Health Science Project Targets Astronauts’ Immune Systems

Posted by Lance Murray

How will reduced gravity during spaceflight affect astronauts’ immune systems? That’s the focus of research being done by longtime collaborators at the UNT Health Science Center and Langston University, a historically black college in Oklahoma. 

The teams are working on

Could Health Care Be Key to Boosting Economy? Fort Worth Leaders Think So

Posted by Heather Noel

Focus on health care and businesses and jobs will come. 

That was part of the message Fort Worth leaders gave during a discussion about health care’s evolution in Tarrant County Wednesday at Texas Christian University. 

The event gathered Fort Worth …

UNT Health Science Center Names Director for Patient Safety Institute

Posted by Heather Noel

Dr. Thomas Diller has been named the executive director for UNT Health Science Center’s Institute for Patient Safety. 

Thomas Diller

Thomas Diller, MD, named executive director of UNT Health Science Center’s Institute for Patient Safety. [Photo courtesy of UNTHSC]

The new institute, …

3 Things We’re Reading: IndyCar Racer Tony Kanaan Uses Smart Shirt to Monitor Health

Posted by Amanda Hayes

ATHLETIC SHIRT MONITORS HEART RATE; FORT WORTH MED SCHOOL WILL USE 21ST CENTURY APPROACH; AT&T PREPARES FOR 5G NETWORK


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