2018 Article Archive

Study: Double-drug strategy blocks escape route for most lung cancers


A one-two combo punch using two currently available drugs could be an effective treatment for the majority of lung cancers, a study by scientists with UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center shows.

Mission of goodwill


UT Southwestern has established one of the newest efforts, a partnership in this northern Ethiopian city where a hospital serving a region of several million people has no neurologist and lacks basic brain-scanning equipment.

Research suggests path to vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer’s


Research opens the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults.

New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule


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.

Still eating when feeling full?


Research suggests that the reward centers of some people’s brains are constantly activated and responding to food cues, even when full after eating.

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.