Hope for children with bow hunter syndrome


Fusing the neck’s top two vertebrae can prevent repeat strokes in children with bow hunter syndrome, a rare condition that affects a handful of U.S. pediatric patients each year, UT Southwestern researchers suggest in a recent study.

Bringing bad proteins back into the fold


A new nanoparticle-based drug can boost the body’s innate immune system and make it more effective at fighting off tumors, researchers at UT Southwestern have shown.

Forming sound memories: Autism gene plays key aspect in birdsong


Inactivating a gene in young songbirds that’s closely linked with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevents the birds from forming memories necessary to accurately reproduce their fathers’ songs, a new study led by UT Southwestern shows.

Protein that can be toxic in the heart and nerves may help prevent Alzheimer’s


A protein that wreaks havoc in the nerves and heart when it clumps together can prevent the formation of toxic protein clumps associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists identify new gene involved in autism spectrum disorder


UT Southwestern scientists have adapted a classic research technique called forward genetics to identify new genes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Dallas Heart Study yields new insights about depression


Recently published UT Southwestern research reveals new insights about risk factors for depression based on data from a landmark longitudinal study focused on heart disease.

How the brain remembers right place, right time


Two studies led by UT Southwestern researchers shed new light on how the brain encodes time and place into memories.

'Something special': Mother delivers quadruplets months after brain surgery


Katie Sturm had nearly gotten over the shock of learning she was pregnant with quadruplets when in February she suffered a seizure at work. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which was removed at UT Southwestern in March.

Learning the wiring diagram for autism spectrum disorders


A team led by UT Southwestern researchers has identified brain circuitry that plays a key role in the dysfunctional social, repetitive, and inflexible behavioral differences that characterize autism spectrum disorders (ASD).