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Ketamine Use For Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ketamine Use For Treatment-Resistant Depression

Lisa Monteggia, a professor of neuroscience at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, announced that they have made new strides in finding effective therapies for treatment-resistant depression. The researchers blocked NMDA receptors in the brain. Read More

Hope for Lanie: Curing SMA

Hope for Lanie: Curing SMA

14-year-old Lanie Hannah has SMA. It attacks the body's motor neurons and causes paralysis. There is no cure for SMA but for the first time doctors are studying an experimental therapy that targets more than just symptoms. Read More

Should Neurologists Ride in the Ambulance?

Should Neurologists Ride in the Ambulance?

Dr. Mark Alberts, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, talks about the STEMO study in JAMA in which investigators converted an ambulance into, essentially, a mobile stroke unit. Read More

Rare mad cow death in Houston

Rare mad cow death in Houston

The death in Houston of a Texas man from so-called mad cow disease, only the second in the U.S. in about eight years, has shined the spotlight on a threat that invoked fear and confusion in the 1990s. Read More

Activating beige fat

Activating beige fat

Dr. Philipp Scherer, an adipogenesis researcher at UT Southwestern, discusses new research into the ability of beige fat tissue to burn energy by producing heat has made it an appealing target for a potential obesity therapy. Read More