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Mildly obese fare better after major heart attack

Mildly obese fare better after major heart attack

 

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

Researchers ID network of neurons crucial for vocal learning

Researchers ID network of neurons crucial for vocal learning

 

Researchers have identified a network of neurons that plays a vital role in learning vocalizations by aiding communication between motor and auditory regions of the brain.

Skin cell model advances study of genetic mutation linked to heart disease, stroke risk

Skin cell model advances study of genetic mutation linked to heart disease, stroke risk

 

Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from people at risk for early heart disease and stroke.

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell’s cytoskeleton

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell’s cytoskeleton

 

The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell’s skeleton, or cytoskeleton.

Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy

Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine’s rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial drug being dispensed in a growing number of clinics across the country.