Brain changes linked to sleep
We’ve all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study published today in Nature sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the brain.
New radiation therapy technique aims to preserve sexual function
A multicenter clinical trial being led by UT Southwestern physicians is testing a technique to preserve potency in patients getting radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
UTSW ranked world’s No. 1 for published research
Environment of multidisciplinary collaboration results in a strong record of leading-edge discoveries and consistent translation into new treatment.
Zebrafish expose tumor pathway in childhood muscle cancer
A popular aquarium fish may hold answers to how tumors form in a childhood cancer.
UT Southwestern Medical School Reflections
Juan Herrejon immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico with a dream of becoming a doctor. He’s now the first in his family to graduate from college. Darlene King is, too. She left a career in mechanical engineering to become a psychiatrist.
Teens should be routinely screened for depression
We must educate parents about how to openly discuss the topic and provide pediatricians and primary care doctors with the training and tools they need to diagnose and treat mental illness.
A new understanding of how glucose makes you fat
Glucose is the energy that fuels cells, and the body likes to store glucose for later use. But too much glucose can contribute to obesity, and scientists have long wanted to understand what happens within a cell to tip the balance.
Head for the Cure
An incurable cancer. It’s a dreaded phrase physicians and researchers at UT Southwestern are intent on erasing from our vocabulary. With the evolution of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, we’re making great strides in defeating brain cancer step by step.
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Aggressive isn't always better when it comes to breast cancer
We've probably treated too many women for too long with too many drugs," said Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Watch this heart transplant surgery with a 360-degree view
UT Southwestern posted a five-minute video of a heart transplant from beginning to end. They filmed the entire thing with those 360-degree cameras.
Cancer researchers push to relax rules for clinical trials
Eighty percent of clinical trials sponsored by the US National Cancer Institute excluded people with previous cancer diagnoses.
Lurie Prize in biomedical sciences
The sixth annual Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences is presented to Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern.
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What’s the healthiest way to make popcorn?
“Anytime you burn fats or oils, you run the risk of creating chemical compounds that potentially can cause oxidative damage to cells,” says Lona Sandon.
How CRISPR works, explained in two minutes
You can find our latest visual attempt to wrangle the genetic complexities of CRISPR into lively, and hopefully enjoyable, two minutes.
Economic impact of medical schools and teaching hospitals
U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals represented by the AAMC support over 6.3 million jobs in the United States.
Unnecessary exclusions shut patients out of clinical trials
Unfortunately, many sick patients are being denied the opportunity to test new drugs that might save their lives. It’s time for this to change.