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Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

 

'The discovery that nanoparticles can be selective to certain cells based only on their physical and chemical properties has profound implications for nanoparticle-based therapies because cell type specificity of drug carriers could alter patient outcomes in the clinic,' said corresponding author Dr. Daniel Siegwart.

Diet or exercise: What's best for the middle-aged heart?

Diet or exercise: What's best for the middle-aged heart?

 

'If walking or running on a treadmill seems like punishment, find something else to do. Perhaps weight training, Zumba, or walking in the park is a better option,' suggested Dr. Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at UT Southwestern.

Skull base surgeons help pioneer method of extracting tumors from ear canal

Skull base surgeons help pioneer method of extracting tumors from ear canal

 

Although more study is needed to evaluate the surgery's outcomes compared with more standard procedures, the benefits -- such as less pain and a quicker recovery time -- are often seen with minimally invasive procedures compared to more invasive surgeries, said Dr. Brandon Isaacson, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Dallas-based renal cancer therapy developer raises $52.4 million

Dallas-based renal cancer therapy developer raises $52.4 million

 

A group of investigators from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Peloton and several other institutions published early findings from in the medical journal Nature this month showing the treatment was effective and well-tolerated by patients.

Celebrity molecules promised to transform our health, but haven't always lived up to their billing

Celebrity molecules promised to transform our health, but haven't always lived up to their billing

 

Even today, notes endocrinologist Jeffrey Zigman of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, scientists aren't sure whether ghrelin normally regulates hunger.

Diet or exercise: What's best for the middle-aged heart

Diet or exercise: What's best for the middle-aged heart

 

Dr. Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, said if drinking kale smoothies seems like punishment, don't bother.

New method allows ear tumor removal without removing piece of skull

New method allows ear tumor removal without removing piece of skull

 

Doctors at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have performed a non-invasive procedure to remove the tumors, so part of the skull around the ear does not have to be removed, suggesting the rare condition could be treated more easily.

Keller district student athletes, band members invited to join in heart study

Keller district student athletes, band members invited to join in heart study

 

'It is a tragedy when a young person dies of sudden cardiac death, and physicians want to do everything possible to prevent such occurrences. But it is a rare event and there are costs, both social and financial, to ECG screening,' said Dr. Benjamin Levine.

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer

 

'With fusion biopsy, we actually find more cancer, we can differentiate between dangerous tumors and less aggressive tumors, and in some cases we perform fewer biopsies,' said Dr. Daniel Costa.

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer

 

'Patients diagnosed at a later stage of disease, or with a more aggressive cancer, have lower rates of survival, making it vital that we quickly identify those who are at the highest risk,' said Dr. Claus Roehrborn, Chair and Professor of Urology.