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Scientists unravel DNA code behind rare neurologic disease

Scientists unravel DNA code behind rare neurologic disease

 

Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing brain condition that blinds and paralyzes patients.

Add checking your skin to summer plans

Add checking your skin to summer plans

 

Summer time means shorts, tank tops, bathing suits – in other words, lots of exposure to the damaging UV rays of the sun. With more skin exposed, now is an especially good time to check for signs of skin cancer.

Reese selected for prestigious Pew Scholar award

Reese selected for prestigious Pew Scholar award

 

UT Southwestern immunologist Dr. Tiffany Reese was selected to receive a 2018 Pew Scholar award in the Biomedical Sciences and plans to investigate how maternal inflammation during pregnancy alters the immunity of the developing fetus.

International research team finds brain changes linked to sleep need

International research team finds brain changes linked to sleep need

 

We’ve all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study published today in Nature sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the brain.

UTSW researchers find transport molecule has unexpected role

UTSW researchers find transport molecule has unexpected role

 

Work identifies details in how molecules bind – or fail to bind – to each other for transport into the nucleus of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

New radiation therapy technique aims to preserve sexual function

New radiation therapy technique aims to preserve sexual function

 

A multicenter clinical trial being led by UT Southwestern physicians is testing a technique to preserve potency in patients getting radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

UTSW’s Young honored among North Texas’ most influential women

UTSW’s Young honored among North Texas’ most influential women

 

Among the wide array of support she provides as part of UTSW's admin team, Cynthia Young has made it her mission to celebrate the hospitals’ employees.

UT Southwestern investigators identify missing link in kidney cancer prognosis

UT Southwestern investigators identify missing link in kidney cancer prognosis

 

Normal cells located next to kidney cancer cells provide new clues about prognosis and survival rates, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Kidney Cancer Program report.

UT Southwestern ranked world’s No. 1 academic medical center for published research

UT Southwestern ranked world’s No. 1 academic medical center for published research

 

Environment of multidisciplinary collaboration results in a strong record of leading-edge discoveries and consistent translation into new treatment.

Zebrafish expose tumor pathway in childhood muscle cancer

Zebrafish expose tumor pathway in childhood muscle cancer

 

A popular aquarium fish may hold answers to how tumors form in a childhood cancer.