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Scientists identify genesis of toxic proteins behind Alzheimer’s (With Video)
Scientists have discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain.
Scientists unravel DNA code behind rare neurologic disease (With Video)
Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing brain condition that blinds and paralyzes patients.
Researchers solve structure of brain receptor that is treatment target for epilepsy, anxiety (With Video)
UT Southwestern researchers published the first atomic structure of a brain receptor bound to a drug used to reverse anesthesia and to treat sedative overdoses.
Algorithm IDs hypertensive patients who will benefit from more intensive treatment
Using data from large clinical trials, UT Southwestern researchers developed a way to predict which patients will benefit most from aggressive high blood pressure treatment.
UT Southwestern ranked world’s No. 1 academic medical center for published research
Environment of multidisciplinary collaboration results in a strong record of leading-edge discoveries and consistent translation into new treatment.
Pediatric cancer drug shows 93 percent response rate
The first-of-its-kind drug targets a fused gene found in many types of cancer.
With teen suicides up, doctors bring help straight to schools (With Video)
UT Southwestern is implementing a program in Texas schools to address a startling rise in teen depression and suicide across the country.
Nanosensor that lights up cancer to be tested in surgeries (With Video)
Simmons Cancer Center scientists will begin testing a digital nanosensor that lights up cancer tissue to see whether it can improve the accuracy of cancer surgeries.
New CRISPR method efficiently corrects DMD defect in heart tissue (With Video)
Scientists have developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Cryo-EM structures of the nicotine receptor may lead to new therapies for nicotine addiction (With Video)
A structural understanding of the protein, found in neurons, could lead to new ways to treat nicotine addiction from smoking and vaping.
Study: New approach to destroying deadly brain tumors (With Video)
A new strategy for treating brain tumors may extend or save the lives of patients diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
UTSW ranks No. 5 in research that drives further innovation
UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks fifth in the world in the number of published research articles cited as significant sources in third-party patent applications.
Inspiring future stars in science
Dozens of teenagers heading back to class will have a significant advantage in their science classes. They spent the summer talking to Nobel Laureates, learning about physics through indoor skydiving, and experiencing firsthand the mysteries that can be solved in a laboratory. It’s all thanks to UT Southwestern’s STARS summer camps that combine curiosity and creativity.
Saving Ryan: A tale of hope, persistence, medical ingenuity (With Video)
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.
The faces of heart failure
Heart failure can affect people in the prime of their life. As Heart Failure Week continues, meet the patients who depend on UT Southwestern for their heart health care.
Double transplant keeps life playing on for musician (With Video)
She was hours from death when UT Southwestern surgeons stepped in and made history. Andie Kay Joyner shares the story of her heart and liver transplant that gave her a renewed purpose in life.
Life after transplant: Patients now more likely to live well
If not for a heart transplant, Drew Wilson would have been dead last fall.
Beat AML clinical trial for leukemia launches (With Video)
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as the only Texas site for a national Cancer Moonshot clinical trial to find individually tailored approaches to better treat acute myeloid leukemia.
Strategy of Hope: Creative approaches to fight cancer
Dennis Kothmann jots several numbers on a clipboard then pauses, his pen frozen on the last figure. His eyebrows furrow and he quietly mouths a calculation.
First in Texas to premiere new Gamma Knife Icon tech (With Video)
Patsy Whittenberg made the six-hour drive from the Texas Panhandle to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to take advantage of a first for Texas –the latest in Gamma Knife surgery ¬that better protects surrounding brain tissue and offers greater comfort without the need for head restraints.
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.
Stomach pacemaker surgery allows teen to savor life & pizza again (With Video)
Hunter Pye, 16, was a high school football player, a wrestler, and strong in academics as well. Life was rockin’ along great for the Little Rock teen – but then everything changed.
Minimally invasive heart surgery gives East Texas man new life (With Video)
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.
Gene regulation may explain Rett syndrome behaviors (With Video)
Naomi was diagnosed at age 2 with Rett syndrome, a rare, debilitating disease in which patients progressively lose brain function and the ability to walk.
Research identifies protein that promotes breakdown of fat (With Video)
The study reports a new role for the protein, Perilipin 5, in the cell nucleus as a regulator of fat metabolism.
Breakthrough in mapping nicotine addiction (With Video)
A scientific blueprint to end tobacco cravings may be on the way after researchers crystallized a protein that holds answers to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain.
Student-run evening clinic offers free primary medical care
More than five million Texans lack health insurance, including 30 percent of Dallas County residents. A group of medical students at UT Southwestern is partnering with the Agape Clinic in East Dallas to help provide free medical care to those struggling to afford a visit to the doctor.
New curriculum prescribes earlier med student-patient experience
It’s called “practicing medicine” for good reason. Real-world solutions and bedside manners are gained through experience. That’s why medical students at UT Southwestern are stepping into hospitals and clinics earlier in their educational journey. A recently revised curriculum better trains students to be knowledgeable, confident, and forward-looking physicians.
Student's scientific discovery highlights strength of Grad School
He hasn’t graduated yet, but Ryan Golden, an M.D. and Ph.D. student at UT Southwestern, has received the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ top award for a monumental discovery important to understanding the mechanisms of health and disease.