2016 News Releases

Brain activity and response to food cues differ in severely obese women

Brain activity and response to food cues differ in severely obese women

 

The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Liraglutide reduces blood sugars in patients taking large amounts of insulin

Liraglutide reduces blood sugars in patients taking large amounts of insulin

 

When Amy Sweat was 19 years old, while she was in the hospital recovering from surgery, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Ms. Sweat was treated for her diabetes, first on oral drugs, then on increasingly larger doses of insulin, but the years went

Study finds sensing mechanism in food poisoning bug

Study finds sensing mechanism in food poisoning bug

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have uncovered a mechanism that a type of pathogenic bacteria found in shellfish use to sense when they are in the human gut, where they release toxins that cause food poisoning.