CRISPR identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika
UT Southwestern researchers today report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist West Nile virus, dengue fever, Zika virus, and yellow fever.
Protect your waistline - and more - at the State Fair of Texas
We've got the inside scoop on enjoying the Fair while watching your waistline, protecting your skin, and staying cool.
Patients and physicians need alternatives to opioids
As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country, Texas is taking some important steps in the battle, from improved monitoring of prescription painkillers to expanded programs to treat addiction.
CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs
Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.
Surgeon uses magnetic tools to reduce incisions in cancer surgery
Dr. Cadeddu and his colleagues spent years developing the concept of magnetic-assisted surgery, reporting on their work in The Annals of Surgery.
Don’t let fear of concussions keep kids out of sports
Not everyone who hits their head ends up with a concussion, and the vast majority of concussions do not result in CTE.
New method of liver transplant keeps organ at body temperature
Transplant surgeons are testing a new device that keeps the liver warm and circulates blood through its vessels during transport
Kids with brain diseases help open new doors for gene therapy
A gene therapy trial organized by a UT Southwestern scientist had begun to reverse the devastating effects of giant axonal neuropathy, or GAN.
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High LDL cholesterol linked to higher risk of heart disease
Younger, healthy adults may still have a higher risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if their levels of LDL cholesterol are too high.
Robotic hands that can feel
A very specific approach places electrical interfaces inside the residual nerves that are still left behind in the residual limb after someone has an amputation.
Lisle native hikes Pacific Crest Trail to help kids with cancer
Eric Montgomery embarked on a four-month hike of the Pacific Crest Trail this spring and summer before starting his first year at UT Southwestern.
The exercise that helps mental health most
Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi, at UT Southwestern, says a robust body of evidence shows exercise improves depression.
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Women die more from heart attacks – unless the ER doc is female
Analyzing over 500,000 cases suggests having female physicians in the emergency room may save women’s lives.
Using CRISPR for the ‘smaller wins’
The “moonshots” are vital, but they shouldn’t overshadow the potential of gene-editing to make improvements at the margin.
Degenerative eye conditions linked to Alzheimer's in study
Age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma were associated with an increased prevalence in cognitive decline that are part of Alzheimer's.
Texas measles cases create outbreak concern
Texas is among 21 states where measles cases have been reported this year, and doctors and health officials are concerned about the spread of the disease.