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CRISPR screen identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika viruses

CRISPR screen identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika viruses

 

UT Southwestern researchers today report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist West Nile virus, dengue fever, Zika virus, and yellow fever.

How to protect your waistline - and more - at the State Fair of Texas

How to protect your waistline - and more - at the State Fair of Texas

 

We've got the inside scoop on enjoying the Fair while watching your waistline, protecting your skin, and staying cool.

$37 million CPRIT support includes funds for pediatric cancer database

$37 million CPRIT support includes funds for pediatric cancer database

 

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded more than $37 million to UT Southwestern for cancer research and prevention.

Pain sufferers – and physicians – need alternatives to opioids

Pain sufferers – and physicians – need alternatives to opioids

 

As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country, Texas is taking some important steps in the battle, from improved monitoring of prescription painkillers to expanded programs to treat addiction.

Know the symptoms of AFib to prevent stroke and heart failure

Know the symptoms of AFib to prevent stroke and heart failure

 

Having atrial fibrillation (AFib) can increase your risk for stroke and heart failure. It’s vital to know your risk and get help before it strikes.

CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs

CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs

 

Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.

First in Texas: Surgeon uses magnetic tools to reduce incisions in cancer surgery

First in Texas: Surgeon uses magnetic tools to reduce incisions in cancer surgery

 

Dr. Cadeddu and his colleagues spent years developing the concept of magnetic-assisted surgery, reporting on their work in The Annals of Surgery.

New test uncovers metabolic vulnerabilities in kidney cancer

New test uncovers metabolic vulnerabilities in kidney cancer

 

A team of investigators used intraoperative infusions of labeled glucose in patients about to have surgery to remove the kidney cancer to assess how the tumors use glucose.

LT breathing tubes after cardiac arrest could save 10,000 more lives

LT breathing tubes after cardiac arrest could save 10,000 more lives

 

Heart attack patients given a different type of breathing tube by paramedics had better survival rates than those treated by traditional intubation breathing tube methods.

Don’t let fear of concussions keep kids out of sports

Don’t let fear of concussions keep kids out of sports

 

Not everyone who hits their head ends up with a concussion, and the vast majority of concussions do not result in CTE.