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Simmons Cancer Center investigators receive nearly $15 million in CPRIT funding


Ten scientists in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded nearly $15 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to advance research on a wide range of cancer issues.

Healthy gut bacteria can help fight cancer in other parts of the body, UTSW researchers find


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how healthy bacteria can escape the intestine, travel to lymph nodes and cancerous tumors elsewhere in the body, and boost the effectiveness of certain immunotherapy drugs.

Young pregnant adolescents at increased risk of preeclampsia, C-section, UTSW study shows


Young adolescents face different challenges in pregnancy compared with their older teenage peers and adults that are sometimes exacerbated by high rates of obesity, a new study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

Screening teens for vaping history key to diagnosing lung disease during pandemic


The severity of a lung disease associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, in teens decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but hospitalizations from the disease continued to mount, according to a study of more than three dozen patients by UT Southwestern researchers published in Pediatric Pulmonology.

Racial differences limit access to surgery for Black, Latino, and Asian children


The number of surgeries performed on Black, Latino, and Asian children is significantly lower than among white children in the United States, a UT Southwestern study has found. These differences may reflect inequities in access to surgical care.

Treating depression of parents boosts treatment of children’s asthma, study finds


Depression and anxiety in the parents of children with asthma have been associated with increased clinic visits and asthma-related hospitalizations.

Brain wave readings may be key to detecting concussions


Measuring levels of a specific brain wave could lead to more objective, definitive methods of diagnosing concussions.

Researchers find that different stem cells are responsible for the repair of different kinds of bone injuries


New research from Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) found that different skeletal stem cell (SSC) populations contribute to repair of different kinds of bone injuries.

UTSW researchers examine impact of pandemic on children’s mental health


New research from pediatricians at UT Southwestern and Children's Health reveals the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in children.

How parents can help their kids with asthma avoid serious attacks


Changes in weather that accompany the return to school each fall can create a challenging environment for children who suffer from asthma, the most common pediatric chronic illness.