App, brief intervention may be lifesaver for suicidal teens
Researchers found the rate of attempted suicides by teenagers who received an intervention that includes a personalized app was halved compared to those who received the standard care during their hospitalization.
Kidney transplants redefine family
Would you give up part of yourself to save someone else? What if that someone else were a stranger? Meet four people redefining what it means to be family thanks to a pair of kidney donations at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Scientists ID genesis of toxic proteins behind Alzheimer’s
Scientists have discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain.
Scientists identify body’s microreactors for innate immunity
A DNA-sensing enzyme forms droplets that act as tiny bioreactors creating molecules to stimulate innate immunity – the body’s first response to infection, UT Southwestern researchers report.
A game-changing expansion
It’s a game-changing expansion in every sense of the meaning! UT Southwestern Medical Center neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists and hospital staff are stepping into virtual reality and helping to design the best space to their jobs. They’re seeing in 3D the high-tech space that will comprise the new 3rd tower at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.
New tools used to identify childhood cancer genes
Using a new computational strategy, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified 29 genetic changes that can contribute to rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer.
Algorithm IDs hypertensive patients for intensive treatment
Using data from large clinical trials, UT Southwestern researchers developed a way to predict which patients will benefit most from aggressive high blood pressure treatment.
Researchers solve structure of major brain receptor
UT Southwestern researchers today published the first atomic structure of a brain receptor bound to a drug used to reverse anesthesia and to treat sedative overdoses.
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5 ways to keep your brain sharp and fight off dementia
"We know that white matter in the brain deteriorates faster in people who don't exercise," says Rong Zhang.
A North Texas doctor intervened after Navy SEAL dies in Thailand
WFAA met with Dr. Renie Guilliod, the medical director of Hyperbaric Medicine at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and faculty member at UTSW.
Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke
Findings confirm those from “the best scientific evidence” that suggests multivitamins with minerals don’t prevent heart disease and stroke.
Texas scientists find Alzheimer's 'Big Bang'
Scientists found the shape-shifting nature of a tau molecule just before it begins sticking to itself to form larger aggregates.
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UTSW develops system to identify genetic cancer anomalies
Doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a system to identify genetic anomalies connected with a childhood cancer.
Why you should be careful when you put on and take off eye makeup
Failure to remove your eye makeup on a regular basis can eventually cause serious problems, like inflammation and irritation.
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.