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Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

 

Dr. Robert Haley, director of epidemiology at UT Southwestern, offers insight into the impact of climate change on mosquito-borne viruses.

UT Southwestern Names New Chairman for Family and Community Medicine

UT Southwestern Names New Chairman for Family and Community Medicine

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has named Dr. F. David Schneider as its new chairman of the department of family and community medicine.

Minorities less likely to get heart device

Minorities less likely to get heart device

 

Cardiologist Dr. Mark Link says that disparities may be rooted in cultural factors related to race and ethnicity or factors related to income and education.

New Procedure Looks Promising for Men With Enlarged Prostates

New Procedure Looks Promising for Men With Enlarged Prostates

 

After years of little improvement in the minimally invasive treatment of enlarged prostates, men now have two new options that leave sexual function intact, says Urology Chairman Claus G. Roehrborn.

Would You Give Up Perfect Vision for a Trip to Space?

Would You Give Up Perfect Vision for a Trip to Space?

 

A UTSW study put cancer patients on parabolic flight to see how microgravity worsens astronauts' eyesight.

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

 

Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern's University Hospitals, and psychiatrist Dr. Yaprak Harrison discuss mental health for new dads.

What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can't Be Reproduced?

What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can't Be Reproduced?

 

Sean Morrison, Director of the ChildrenĀ¹s Research Institute at UT Southwestern, offers insight on the reproducibility project.

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.