7-minute whole-body MRI detects cancer metastases to bone
In a study published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Dr. Ananth Madhuranthakam, Assistant Professor of Radiology, reports the development of a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol that allows improved detection of bone metastases in the whole body and takes less time than traditional MRI scans.
Amputees lending a hand to neural interfacing research
Michael "Shawn" Findley, a 44-year-old amputee with a wiring harness emerging from his upper left arm, is working with a UT Southwestern team to help change the way robotic hand biofeedback occurs. Ultimately, he hopes this research may lead to the closest thing to feeling in the hands of every amputee.
Less expensive, post-acute care options for seniors underutilized
Long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities are designed to meet the needs of older adults with severe, complex illnesses who are recovering from hospitalization, but less expensive options sometimes overlooked may also be available, population health researchers at UT Southwestern found.
Drug targeting mutant cancer gene is highly effective, durable
A drug targeting a gene fusion that occurs in lung, colon, and other cancers was effective in 75 percent of patients of all ages in clinical trials, and an even higher percentage of pediatric patients, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center announced. The drug is being given fast-track consideration by the Food and Drug Administration.
Insight into glucagon's role in diabetic heart disease
A UT Southwestern study reveals the hormone glucagon's importance to the development of insulin resistance and cardiac dysfunction during Type 2 diabetes, presenting opportunities to develop new therapies for diabetic diseases of the heart muscle.
Commentary: New blood pressure guidelines will raise awareness
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines that expanded the range for what's considered high.
Summit targets strategies to combat opioid crisis
Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation's $78 billion opioid crisis.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence
UT Southwestern Medical Center has been certified a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) - one of less than 30 Centers of Excellence nationwide and the first certified center in North Texas.
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Why sitting may be bad for your heart
Dr. James de Lemos said sedentary behavior is associated with obesity, insulin resistance and fat deposition in the heart, all of which can lead to injury to heart cells.
Treating depression for those with chronic disease
No matter what, depression should not be ignored and symptoms and effects should be monitored closely, says Dr. Madhukar Trivedi.
How CAR-T therapy may help to kill forms of cancer
Simmons Cancer Center takes immune cells from the cancer patient into the lab, inserts a gene to force T-cells to recognize the cancer, explains Dr. Larry Anderson, a specialist in multiple meyeloma at UT Southwestern
How to spot ovarian cancer early?
Ovarian cancer remains a stubborn killer. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas are hoping to help improve the odds.
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The principles that guide academic medicine
Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC President and CEO: With the inauguration of our new president and the convening of the 115th Congress, we have entered a new era of uncertainty in health care.
Peers may influence how well type 1 diabetes is managed
How young people with type 1 diabetes relate to their peers may have important effects on how well they manage the disease and how distressing it is for them.
Scientists are designing artisanal proteins for your body
The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.
Spine surgery safer at hospitals than outpatient facilities
Patients who get spinal surgery at outpatient centers may be more likely to have serious complications or require repeat operations than their counterparts who get these procedures in a hospital.