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Amputees lending a hand to neural interfacing research at UT Southwestern

Amputees lending a hand to neural interfacing research at UT Southwestern

 

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

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.

Touchstone Center investigation provides insight into glucagon's role in diabetic heart disease

Touchstone Center investigation provides 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.

Drug targeting mutant cancer gene is highly effective, durable

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.

Commentary: New blood pressure guidelines will raise awareness

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.

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern targets strategies to combat opioid crisis

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern 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.

UT Southwestern designated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence

UT Southwestern designated 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.

Little hats spread heart health awareness to families

Little hats spread heart health awareness to families

 

As part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, the American Heart Association and UT Southwestern teamed up with volunteers from around the country to give red hats to babies born in February and spread awareness for heart health.

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

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.

Parkland, UT Southwestern receive Texas Hospital Association Bill Aston Award for Quality

Parkland, UT Southwestern receive Texas Hospital Association Bill Aston Award for Quality

 

Parkland Health & Hospital System and UT Southwestern Medical Center received the 2017 Bill Aston Award for Quality at the annual conference of the Texas Hospital Association (THA) on Feb. 7 in Houston for a project that has significantly improved the rate of voluntary human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine delivery in Dallas County.