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Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancer

Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancer

 

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?

South highest, Northeast lowest for child auto fatalities

South highest, Northeast lowest for child auto fatalities

 

The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

DNA vaccine protects against toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s

DNA vaccine protects against toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s

 

A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease – without triggering severe brain swelling that earlier antibody treatments caused in some patients.

Hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks

Hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks

 

Otherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible damage to the kidneys and brain, new research shows.

A minimally traumatizing surgery for a maximum-risk heart

A minimally traumatizing surgery for a maximum-risk heart

 

Seven percent. That’s the percentage of the blood in Tommy Lloyd’s heart that would flow through his aorta with each squeeze of his heart. For a healthy heart, that number should be about 70 percent.

Hospital-acquired anemia more common, increases risks

Hospital-acquired anemia more common, increases risks

 

One in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization – a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research showed.

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

 

Ryan Dant was afraid. He knew he likely wouldn’t live to see his 11th birthday due to a virulent disease that would stiffen his limbs, attack his heart, and destroy his brain.

Research elucidates hormone ghrelin’s role in blood glucose regulation, a finding with promising implications for diabetes treatment

Research elucidates hormone ghrelin’s role in blood glucose regulation, a finding with promising implications for diabetes treatment

 

UT Southwestern research investigating the blood glucose-regulatory actions of the hormone ghrelin may have implications for development of new treatments for diabetes.

Stereotactic partial breast radiation lowers number of treatments to five

Stereotactic partial breast radiation lowers number of treatments to five

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a recent phase one clinical trial that stereotactic partial breast radiation was as safe as traditional radiation but decreased treatment time from six weeks to just days.

Scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hair

Scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hair

 

UTSW researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.