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JAMA study, clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease

JAMA study, clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease

 

Anna Gunby can’t run around as smoothly as most 4-year-olds because her wobbly legs are affected by a rare brain disease that also hinders her intellect. She can’t identify colors. She can’t count objects. Her attention span is short.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types

 

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types.

Study: Can wrist devices detect sleep apnea with lab precision?

Study: Can wrist devices detect sleep apnea with lab precision?

 

Researchers from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute will participate in a national study to determine whether medical devices used in the home can diagnose sleep apnea that often develops after traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Gene-editing alternative corrects Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Gene-editing alternative corrects Duchenne muscular dystrophy

 

Using the new gene-editing enzyme CRISPR-Cpf1, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have successfully corrected Duchenne muscular dystrophy in human cells and mice in the lab.

Weather-forecast tool adapted to evaluate brain health of oxygen-deprived newborns

Weather-forecast tool adapted to evaluate brain health of oxygen-deprived newborns

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric researchers have harnessed an analytical tool used to predict the weather to evaluate the effectiveness of therapies to reduce brain injury in newborns who suffer oxygen deprivation during birth.

Small protein is fundamental to muscle formation

Small protein is fundamental to muscle formation

 

Researchers say the protein, Myomixer, is essential to skeletal muscle formation and could help treat genetic diseases such as muscular dystrophy and other myopathies.

‘Doctor’ robot could help solve sports-concussion dilemma in rural America

‘Doctor’ robot could help solve sports-concussion dilemma in rural America

 

From bustling cities to tiny farming communities, the bright lights of the local stadium are common beacons to the Friday night ritual of high school football.