Largest Texas high schools to report concussions to registry
Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.
Hunger-blocking hormone levels change with eating, obesity
The hormone LEAP2, which naturally blocks the “hunger” hormone ghrelin, is elevated in people with obesity, especially after eating – raising hopes for a treatment that could one day more effectively reduce appetite and, hence, obesity.
Optimal combination of chest compression frequency, depth for CPR
An international research consortium including UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine faculty was able to identify what is likely an optimal combination of chest compression frequency and depth when performing CPR.
Woman tackles autoimmune disorder with loved ones by her side
Courtney Runyon was filling her 30s with adventure when she noticed her body slowly shutting down. Within months she was paralyzed from the neck down. After intensive treatment and rehabilitation at UT Southwestern, Runyon regained much of what she lost and is now getting ready to hike 500 miles across Northern Spain.
Proper dose, timing of therapies reduces cancer relapse in mice
Changing the standard dose and timing of two therapies greatly cut tumor relapse and reduced side effects in mouse models of kinase mutated breast cancer and lung cancer.
Hep C drugs reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half
Antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly 50 percent in patients with a history of liver cancer.
In memoriam: Cell biologist Dr. Woodring Wright
Dr. Woodring Erik Wright, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology, passionate educator, and scientific trailblazer in the fight against aging and cancer, died on Aug. 2. He was 70.
Targeted radiation controls metastatic kidney cancer
Investigators report an innovative strategy for treating advanced kidney cancer.
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Cutting-edge battle against rare, fatal childhood diseases
Dr. Berge Minassian wanted to build a cutting-edge gene therapy center, where researchers and physicians could collaborate on treatments for a spectrum of disorders.
Victory Park, Design District may have a trail connecting them
A long-awaited pedestrian and cycling connection from Victory Park to the Design District appears to be moving forward.
Researcher developing a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s
Sid O’Bryant wants to develop an easy-to-use blood test that can identify the disease in people.
Therapist leads boxing study for Parkinson's patients
Dr. Michael Braitsch opened the True Wellness Clinic in Richardson, which offers boxing courses to Parkinson's patients.
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OncLive honors 15 trailblazers with Giants of Cancer Care Program
David H. Johnson, M.D., is a leader in lung cancer research whose work spans clinical investigations in targeted therapies, chemotherapy, radiation, and oncogenic mutations.
How to make coconut milk
For when you just want to make a non-dairy drink by yourself.
Cancer patients vaping in growing numbers
The gradual but steady increase is quite striking. The high prevalence of e-cigarette use among younger cancer patients and survivors is concerning.
How 3D printing brain lesions helps patients understand their illness
Being able to hold a tumor can make a difference, and work at UTSW is allowing patients and physicians to be able to better understand brain lesions through 3D printing.