Breakthrough research for seizure prediction
Just a few months into her life, Elizabeth Delacruz was diagnosed with a rare and terminal neurological disease that causes seizures every hour. Now, working toward a possible treatment, researchers at UT Southwestern are using EEGs to help predict seizures minutes in advance.
Scientists weigh in on debate to quash daylight saving
Dr. Joseph Takahashi, who discovered the first circadian gene in mammals (CLOCK), points out that desynchronized body clocks are linked to greater health risks such as obesity, heart attack, cancer, and depression.
Reflections on UTSW Medical School (Part 2)
Reflections on UT Southwestern Medical School (Part 2)
Reflections on UTSW Medical School (Part 1)
Reflections on UT Southwestern Medical School (Part 1)
Why every child should see a black male doctor
To reverse the trend of declining black men in medicine, we need to convince more black boys to pursue careers in the field.
Young people need to understand stroke symptoms
Strokes are caused by sudden blockage of arteries to the brain, and they are often related to diseases such as atherosclerosis (cholesterol buildup) which worsen with age.
Scientists find method to boost CRISPR efficiency
Scientists have developed a method to boost the efficiency of CRISPR gene editing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a study that could have implications for optimizing gene therapies for other diseases.
Conquering Cancer game plan put into play
It takes more than words to conquer cancer. It takes a full-court press.
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Exercise and eating have a fraught, unsettled relationship. Workouts can blunt or boost appetites. Researchers at UTSW ran an experiment on the melanocortin circuit.
What's healthy at the grocery store?
Marketing claims can add to the confusion, says Jo Ann Carson, a professor of clinical nutrition at the UTSW and past chair of the AHA’s nutrition committee.
Health experts 'sound the alarm' on medical misinformation
"There is a flood of bad information on the internet and social media that is hurting human beings," said Dr. Joseph Hill, editor-in-chief of the AHA journal Circulation.
AHA warns of stagnating CVD gains and more
“The incidence of cardiovascular disease is rising, and this is a battle that we haven’t won yet,” said John Warner, M.D. (UTSW), chair of the AHA presidential advisory.
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7 more facts about residents today
The AAMC’s 2018 Report on Residents reveals trends in specialty choices, average test scores, and post-residency professional activities.
FDA warns of blood pressure medicine shortage due to recalls
The FDA is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure.
Fried foods tied to heart disease in women
Women who ate fried fish or fried chicken once a week or more had an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Hospital groups urge faster progress toward data interoperability
Seven hospital associations expressed impatience with the pace of progress toward full healthcare data interoperability, urging stakeholders to unite.