Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk
Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease.
Cancer researcher's life saved by CAR-T treatment
Dr. Woodring Wright, a UT Southwestern Professor of Cell Biology who studies the end caps of chromosomal DNA, called telomeres, hoping to find ways to fight aging and cancer, had multiple myeloma.
Little Hats, Big Hearts
Thousands of newborns in the Dallas Fort Worth area, including more than one hundred at UT Southwestern’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, are sporting red knitted hats this February. They’re small gifts that carry a big message for heart health.
Commentary: Should more pregnant women be induced at 39 weeks?
UT Southwestern was part of a study called A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management (ARRIVE), which suggests that induction of labor at 39 weeks for low-risk women – instead of waiting for labor to begin naturally – might reduce maternal complications and even the rate of cesarean (C-section) delivery.
Warner selected to lead UT Southwestern Health System
Following a national search, renowned cardiologist Dr. John J. Warner, CEO of UT Southwestern's University Hospitals, has been appointed to lead UT Southwestern's patient care enterprise for the Medical Center.
Ghrelin affects exercise endurance, food intake post-workout
The hormone ghrelin and its receptor influence both exercise endurance and food intake following exercise, new research from UT Southwestern indicates.
New CRISPR method efficiently corrects DMD defect in heart tissue
Scientists have developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 types of mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by making a single cut at strategic points along the patient's DNA, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Commentary: Flu – common, deadly, and underappreciated
Influenza doesn't get the respect it deserves among infectious diseases, perhaps because we live through a flu season every year.
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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.