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Life after transplant: Patients now more likely to live – and live well

Life after transplant: Patients now more likely to live – and live well

 

If not for a heart transplant, Drew Wilson would have been dead last fall.

Readmission penalties don’t correlate to heart attack outcomes

Readmission penalties don’t correlate to heart attack outcomes

 

A program that penalizes hospitals for high early readmission rates of heart attack patients may be unfairly penalizing hospitals that serve a large proportion of African-Americans and those with more severe illness, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests.

Obesity amplifies genetic risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Obesity amplifies genetic risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

 

An international study based at UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by different metabolic pathways.

Using 3-D weapons of science to fight infectious diseases

Using 3-D weapons of science to fight infectious diseases

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers collaborated with an international team of scientists to achieve a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

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.