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Finding the Achilles' heel of a killer parasite


Two studies led by UT Southwestern researchers shed light on the biology and potential vulnerabilities of schistosomes – parasitic flatworms that cause the little-known tropical disease schistosomiasis.

Remote neuropsychology tests for children shown effective


Administering neuropsychology evaluations to children online in the comfort of their own homes is feasible and delivers results comparable to tests traditionally performed in a clinic, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers and Children’s Health indicates.

'Something special': Mother delivers quadruplets months after brain surgery


Katie Sturm had nearly gotten over the shock of learning she was pregnant with quadruplets when in February she suffered a seizure at work. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which was removed at UT Southwestern in March.

Why the dose matters: Study shows that levels of drug in body correlate to ability to shrink tumors


When used to manage infections, the drug itraconazole is generally given at a single, fixed dose to all patients.

Factors inherent to obesity could increase vulnerability to COVID-19


Conditions related to obesity, including inflammation and leaky gut, leave the lungs of obese patients more susceptible to COVID-19 and may explain why they are more likely to die from the disease, UTSW scientists say in a new article published online in eLife.

UTSW pilots innovative tech to improve surgical skills, patient outcomes


For more than a century, hospitals have relied on traditional conferences, surgical meetings, and case reviews to identify opportunities to improve training, quality, and patient outcomes.

Generic cholesterol drugs save Medicare billions of dollars, study finds


The switch from brand name to generic cholesterol medications that occurred between 2014 and 2018 has saved Medicare billions of dollars, even as the number of people on cholesterol-lowering drugs has increased.

Dropping it in the mail: Best practices detailed for mail-in colon cancer screenings


A program that asks patients to mail in stool samples to screen for colon cancer is an effective way to expand screenings to underserved and underinsured communities and offers an alternative to in-person testing during the pandemic, according to a study conducted by UT Southwestern.

Researchers show how mutations in DNA packaging machines cause cancer


Like wrenches made of Legos, SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes tighten or loosen DNA in our cells to control how genes are turned on and made into proteins.

Attacking tumors from the inside


A new technology that allows researchers to peer inside malignant tumors shows that two experimental drugs can normalize aberrant blood vessels, oxygenation, and other aspects of the tumor microenvironment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), helping to suppress the tumor’s growth and spread, UT Southwestern researchers report.