At your service

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 - 4:00pm

When Danny Puckett attended college, he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s in science from Oklahoma’s East Central University.

“I’ve been one of those crazy people who enjoy researching papers and writing them,” he said, and he eventually found his niche in library work.

Puckett, who is adult services librarian at the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library, went on to earn a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas.

“I’ve had so many interests — economics, theology, history, genealogy — and here I’m able to use our resources to learn more about those areas,” and...

Cornelius, Davidson mayors hit the road to see toll projects

Wed, Dec 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

by John Deem

In Fort Worth, Texas, business is booming along the North Tarrant Express, where a recently completed $2.5 billion project added toll lanes to a 13.5-mile stretch of highway.

In fact, a real estate development expert at the University of North Texas recently suggested the corridor has the potential to become another Silicon Valley.

That’s why leaders of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce were “astounded to learn that businesses in our community would object to (toll) lanes” on Interstate 77, particularly the section through the Lake Norman area, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis and Davidson Mayor...

PhD alumna joins Texas Tech Health Sciences' OB-GYN department

Tue, Nov 17, 2015 - 4:24pm

By Ruth Campbell

The placenta — the organ that connects a mother and her baby — has long been known to be important, but some aspects of it are a mystery. Doctors and researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin are working to unlock that mystery with a placental perfusion system.

It is similar to research being done through the National Institutes of Health Placental Initiative, said Dr. Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich, associate regional dean for research and associate professor (research) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at TTUHSC.

Mothers who deliver at...

Home-based educational intervention improves asthma among Hispanic children

Tue, Nov 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

New Rochelle, NY, November 10, 2015--Significant improvements in frequency of asthma attacks and symptoms, hospitalization rates and acute care visits, quality of life, and asthma knowledge were reported among a largely Hispanic population with a high asthma hospitalization following a home-based approach to educating families that have children with asthma. The design, results, and implications of this study are published in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, a peer-reviewed journal fromMary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers . The article is...

A couple of new studies question the quality of North Texas air

Tue, Oct 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

A couple of new studies questions the quality of North Texas air. KERA’s BJ Austin reports: “The environmental group, Downwinders at Risk, released two studies on the air North Texans breathe. One, by Dr. Robert Haley, predicted potential savings of more than $500 million in medical care and lost productivity each year if smog levels were decreased by five parts per billion in the 10-county North Texas region.

The other, using University of North Texas super-computers to analyze the state’s own air quality model, found most of the DFW pollution is due to aging coal plants in East and Southeast Texas. ...