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UTSW study: RNA exosome key for B cell development

 

New research from UT Southwestern suggests that RNA exosomes– the cellular machines that degrade old molecules of RNA – play a key role in the development of B cells, which are critical to the immune system’s ability to protect against infection.

UTSW’s Medical Student Group named Texas Medical Association Chapter of the Year

 

A student group at UT Southwestern Medical School has been named the 2022 Chapter of the Year by the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section.

Telemedicine, continuous glucose monitoring mitigated effects of pandemic on children with diabetes

 

The rapid adoption of telemedicine and increased use of continuous glucose monitoring helped to attenuate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with Type 1 diabetes.

UT Southwestern, Scottish Rite for Children researchers study effects of pandemic on youth athletes

 

More teenage athletes experienced depression and anxiety during the early weeks of the pandemic, when COVID-19 restrictions curtailed sports activities, according to a survey of 600 child and adolescent athletes led by researchers at UT Southwestern and Scottish Rite for Children.

Selfies may drive plastic surgery by distorting facial features

 

Cellphone “selfies” distort facial features, an effect that may be driving an uptick in requests for plastic surgery, UT Southwestern researchers show in a new study.

UTSW researchers identify key complex for ribosome generation

 

UT Southwestern researchers have identified a four-protein complex that appears to play a key role in generating ribosomes – organelles that serve as protein factories for cells – as well as a surprising part in neurodevelopmental disorders.

UT Southwestern researcher, international team solve decades-old structural mystery surrounding the birth of energy-storing lipid droplets

 

In humans, virtually every cell stores fat. However, patients with a rare condition called congenital lipodystrophy, which is often diagnosed in childhood, cannot properly store fat, which accumulates in the body’s organs and increases the risk of early death from heart or liver disease.

UTSW researchers take new approach to fight viral infections

 

A new approach that targets the cellular machinery that viruses need to reproduce – rather than the virus itself – appears to stem replication of a common childhood pathogen known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study.

UTSW study recommends screening for suspected obstructive sleep apnea in underweight children

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center studied obstructive sleep apnea in a large group of children and concluded that underweight children with this condition are more likely to have decreased height, tonsillar hypertrophy, and allergic rhinitis.

For oxygen-deprived newborns, rewarming after cooling therapy can trigger seizures

 

Oxygen-deprived newborns who undergo cooling therapy to protect their brains are at an elevated risk of seizures and brain damage during the rewarming period, which could be a precursor of disability or death.