UT Southwestern creates customized treatments for rare diseases
One in 10 individuals in America – most of them children – is afflicted with a rare disease. UT Southwestern researchers are on a quest to address that sobering reality by creating safe viruses to deliver customized treatments to halt and sometimes reverse rare conditions.
Discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia
Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer’s disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time.
Enjoy the holidays without expanding your waist
Visions of sugarplums may dance in your head throughout the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean they should be a staple on your plate at every gathering.
Champagne: Uncork with care
The pressure inside a Champagne bottle is around three times that of an inflated car tire.
Inappropriate toys, video games can be harmful
Parents should be very careful selecting presents that may encourage violent behaviors, such as toy guns, knives, bows and arrows, computer games, or violent videos.
Avoiding office party sugar shaming
Many employees appreciate the free sweet treats offered at work, while others actively encourage “sugar shaming” – pressuring others to indulge during the holidays.
Holiday decorations: Something to sneeze at
As you pull out the holiday decorations from storage or drag trees into your home this season, UT Southwestern Medical Center specialists have some tips for lowering allergy risks.
Multidisciplinary care improves outcomes of brain metastases
UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program investigators report survival rates beyond 2.5 years for some patients with specialized multidisciplinary care.
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DNA vaccine could be a game-changer in fight against Alzheimer's
A radical new vaccine that reduces the two proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease should give the public hope.
Changes in brain scans seen after a single season of football
These findings are part of a years-long research collaboration among UT Southwestern, Wake Forest University and Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C.
Two most common causes of bronchitis.
“One of the more dangerous viruses is influenza,” says Dr. Leann Silhan. “You can get infection with flu and not have bronchitis, but often you can develop bronchitis.”
FDA approval for drug that targets mutation in multiple cancers
Dr. Theodore Laetsch of UT Southwestern and Children’s Health is leading the work with this new form of precision medicine.
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Amazon's pharmacy business efforts gain scrutiny
This year, a series of gaffes underscore the scrutiny Amazon faces as it looks to disrupt a crucial market that company executives have targeted as a key growth area.
How the genome-edited babies revelation will affect research
Some scientists worry the startling claim will lead to knee-jerk regulations and damage the public’s trust in gene editing.
Why hospitals should let you sleep
Frequent disruptions are more than just annoying for patients. They can also cause harm.
Why PepsiCo is paying DFW employees to go to the doctor's office
If local employees and covered partners agree to use certain doctor groups for primary care, PepsiCo will cover all their insurance premiums.