African ancestry associated with risk factors for heart failure
African-Americans are known to have certain cardiac conditions that are linked to a greater occurrence of heart failure at a younger age than Caucasians. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center analyzed data from the Dallas Heart Study to determine why.
UTSW scientists honored as rising stars in Texas research
Two UT Southwestern faculty members have been selected to receive 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).
UT Southwestern veterans reflect on their service
UT Southwestern Medical Center employs military veterans across its campus in a variety of positions, each one bringing to their roles valuable experience they gained serving our country.
Elagolix reduces menstrual bleeding from uterine tumors
A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States – benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial found.
Reanalyzing gene tests prompts new diagnoses in kids
A new study from UT Southwestern quantifies for the first time how quickly these rapid advancements in genomics may benefit patients. Research published in JAMA Pediatrics includes a five-year review of more than 300 epilepsy cases that showed about a third of children had a change in diagnosis based on new data. In some cases, the review helped doctors prescribe a more effective treatment.
OBI helps U.S. effort to research learning, memory
UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute will help in a national effort to understand the neural circuits behind learning, memory, and behavior.
UT Southwestern receives grant to host Amgen Scholars Program
Through a $74M, 16-year investment, Amgen Scholars Program will partner with 24 top educational and research institutions worldwide
Lee selected EVP for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean
Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee, a world leader in hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will become the new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School, effective Feb. 4, 2019.
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Health officials monitor an outbreak of a polio-like illness
“There’s a very select but unfortunate few where the virus then invades the spinal cord and causes paralysis," says UTSW neurologist Dr. Benjamin Greenberg.
The 2019 Breakthrough Prize winner is a local researcher
UT Southwestern’s Zhijian “James” Chen, who also works for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was honored for his work in life sciences.
A drug developed in record time may save girl from brain disease
"It’s very exciting,” says researcher Steven Gray of UT Southwestern. “There couldn’t be a stronger example of how personalized medicine might work in practice.”
Not exercising enough is worse than smoking and diabetes
A study from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and UT Southwestern found exercising could minimize stiffening in arteries.
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Scientists are retooling bacteria to cure disease
By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition.
First CRISPR clinical trial backed by U.S. companies
The first clinical trial of CRISPR-Cas9 sponsored by U.S. companies has launched.
A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
More than a quarter of the world’s adults take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers.
Anxiety, depression tied to higher risk of heart attack, stroke
Adults with mood disorders may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.