Researchers identify new pathway that controls fat formation
Loss of a family of microRNAs results in a dramatic increase in fat formation.
At-home bp tests more accurate for African Americans
At-home measurements are more accurate, less expensive, and easier to obtain than blood pressure screenings done in medical settings
In memoriam: Professor Emeritus of Surgery Dr. Robert McClelland
Professor Emeritus of Surgery Dr. Robert N. McClelland, a nationally renowned surgeon and educator, and one of the last surviving members of the Parkland Memorial Hospital surgical team who worked on President John F. Kennedy after he was shot in Dallas, died Sept. 10. He was 89.
A promising treatment for an incurable, deadly kidney disease
A potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease – a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure – has shown promising results in animal testing.
UTSW mourns T. Boone Pickens Jr.
T. Boone Pickens Jr., whose committed humanitarianism, legendary generosity, and steadfast friendship graced UT Southwestern Medical Center for decades, died on Wednesday at the age of 91.
Study suggests antibody might be a new tool to fight obesity
UT Southwestern researchers report that lowering levels of the hormone leptin can reduce obesity, overeating, and the insulin resistance tied to diabetes – and they have found an antibody that can do that.
Surgical masks as good as respirators for flu/virus protection
The study reported “no significant difference in the effectiveness” of medical masks vs. N95 respirators for prevention of influenza or other viral respiratory illness.
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.
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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.