June 15, 2007
  In The News


How Stroke and Head Injury Can Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Jim Simpkins
was named as a co-author of a paper which served as the topic of an article on www.medicalnewstoday.com. “How Stroke And Head Injury Can Increase Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Outlined By Study” details how the death of brain cells by these two problems may cause generation of the key component of senile plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The report was published in the journal Neuron. You can read the entire story here.


Stroke Study Grant

Dr. Simpkins was also named as part of a team investigating improved therapies for anyone who has had or may have a stroke in UTA Today, an e-newsletter distributed by University of Texas at Arlington. The $1 million project involves Dr. Simpkins and Shaohua Yang of the Health Science Center, three researchers from UTA, and a mathematician from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The article can be read here.

DNA Lab Helps Locate the Missing

George Adams’
recent trip to Baltimore, Md., to speak at a press conference about how DNA can help locate the missing garnered media attention for the work done by the UNT System Center for Human Identification. UNTSCHI, through law enforcement officials, allows family members of those missing to give DNA reference samples for inclusion in CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), which searches itself continually for matches between family reference samples and samples from unidentified human remains. George was quoted in an article published by The Baltimore Sun and in a story that ran on WBAL-TV, NBC 11



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