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Iron supplements provided in prenatal visits improved outcomes


Giving free prenatal iron supplements to medically underserved pregnant patients rather than only recommending them significantly reduced anemia and postpartum blood transfusions.

Study gathers data on Texas youths being treated for depression


Nearly half of Texas youths being treated for depression or suicidal thoughts reported at least one suicide attempt, and 90% had experienced suicidal ideation, according to a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.

New primary care model created to dispense nutrition advice


Expert advice on nutrition delivered to patients electronically saved physicians time, improved patient satisfaction, and was reimbursable by insurance, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. The findings, published in Nutrients, showcase a new model developed at UTSW to feed the growing interest among patients in learning how food can affect their health.

Obesity plays key role in children’s sleep apnea


Obesity and older age are significant predictors of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children, researchers at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health found.

Research pinpoints inflammation source behind atherosclerosis


Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas have discovered in mice how high cholesterol causes blood vessels to become inflamed, a necessary prerequisite for atherosclerosis.

CRI’s Sean Morrison elected to European Molecular Biology Organization


Stem cell biologist Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D., has been elected by his peers as an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).

Public-private consortium will fund three gene therapy clinical trials at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health


A consortium of government, industry, and nonprofit partners will fund gene therapy clinical trials for three different rare diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health, where scientists are working on gene therapies to treat neurodevelopmental disorders in children.

Mortality high for children whose caregivers decline tracheostomies, UTSW study shows


Forty percent of critically ill children whose parents or other caregivers declined tracheostomies died within 24 months, and half of all deaths occurred within six weeks, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas found.

New neurodevelopmental disorder identified among patients with common symptoms


A new type of developmental disability caused by mutations in a gene known as CBX1 has been discovered by a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher and his colleagues. The findings, reported in Genetics in Medicine, offer insight into the role this gene plays in development and could eventually lead to therapies for a range of related disorders.

UT Southwestern, Children’s Health to lead clinical trial on pediatric cancer patients


UT Southwestern Medical Center will lead a national multicenter clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for pediatric cancer patients that has shown promising results in adults.