Your brain on Pokemon Go

Mon, Jul 25, 2016 - 10:41am

By Leslie Barker

Not that you need another reason to play Pokemon Go. It's fun, it gets you outdoors, it hones your memorization skills. It helps you add steps to your day and social connections to your life. Plus (and this comes from a decidedly uncool person) you probably feel like one of the cool kids by playing it.

But if naysayers in your fold are still looking at you askance -- offering snide reminders that distracted players have been bitten by a poisonous snake,...

UNT Health Science Center Researching Texas Tick Bites

Mon, Jul 18, 2016

By Chris Van Horne

As if mosquitoes weren’t a big enough worry in North Texas, they’re not the only critters that can cause harm to you when out and about this summer.

Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth are working to learn more about what ticks may be carrying, where they're at and how it can impact those bitten.

Deep within one of the buildings at UNTHSC, in a secured laboratory, researchers are working to understand the smallest of...


Judge orders execution date withdrawn for Lubbock inmate

Wed, Aug 12, 2015 - 12:22am

A 43-year-old death row inmate has evaded execution after successfully filing a motion requesting evidence used against him be tested for DNA.

Lubbock Judge John McClendon with the 137th District Court withdrew Joe Franco Garza’s execution date and ordered state criminologists to test DNA found on physical evidence prosecutors used 16 years ago to link Garza to a 1998 murder.

Garza, who maintains his innocence, has exhausted appeals at the state and federal levels.

Lawyers for Garza filed a motion in June hoping new technology will prove their client’s innocence.

“Because Mr. Garza would not have been...


Researchers developing soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation

Mon, Aug 10, 2015 - 9:00pm

Researchers are developing a soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient’s hand to provide relief for stroke victims

The project is led by Muthu Wijesundara, PhD, University of Texas Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) principal research scientist, through the university’s Texas Medical Research Collaborative in Fort Worth.

Wijesundara and University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) researchers Rita Patterson, PhD, Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD, andTimothy Niacaris, PhD,...