Newsroom Article Archive

Time for a Manhattan Project on Alzheimer’s

 

We are making significant progress on uncovering the roots of Alzheimer’s.

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

 

 Scientists can monitor the brain activity of a specific cell type to predict epileptic seizures four minutes in advance in humans and mice.

Rate of highchair misuse climbs

 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports a 25 percent leap in children injured using highchairs – the biggest jump in large-volume categories that included highchairs, strollers, cribs/mattresses, and infant carriers.

Avoiding selfie elbow, texting thumb

 

Specialists are seeing more and more repetitive stress injuries from overuse of smartphones and tablets – the main instigators of emerging conditions like texting thumb and selfie elbow.

Beware of bacteria at the gym

 

MRSA transmission between individuals has been associated with locker rooms and gyms where there is sharing of common equipment.

Hypnosis through virtual reality aids in medical recovery

 

Anesthesiologists are exploring the use of hypnosis through virtual reality to lessen postoperative pain and anxiety in children.

Better chocolate choices benefit heart health

 

For Valentine’s Day consideration, skip the milk chocolate candy and replace it with a cup of dark hot cocoa.

Time for a talk about vaping?

 

With new findings that show an unprecedented jump in nicotine-containing electronic cigarette usage among teens, many parents wonder how best to approach the topic.

Geneticists ID molecular pathway for autism-related disorder

 

 Discovery of molecular trigger for autism-related disorder leads scientists to test potential therapy on mice.

A ‘shocking’ stigma

 

 UT Southwestern is the only clinical trial site in the U.S. using a new form of brain stimulation to treat major depression.