2018 Article Archive

Multidisciplinary care improves outcomes of patients with brain metastases


UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program investigators report survival rates beyond 2.5 years for some patients with specialized multidisciplinary care.

Single workout can boost metabolism for days


A new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout.

Teens should be routinely screened for depression


We must educate parents about how to openly discuss the topic and provide pediatricians and primary care doctors with the training and tools they need to diagnose and treat mental illness.

UTSW addresses national opioid abuse epidemic


UTSW addresses national opioid abuse epidemic

‘Brain on Fire’ cases epitomize benefits of dual-trained doctors


Although awareness of autoimmune encephalitis has improved since the “Brain on Fire” book published in 2012, some doctors anticipate the demand will only grow for combined training in neurology and psychiatry.

UT Southwestern leads the way in single-incision surgery


UT Southwestern Medical Center this week became the first hospital in Texas to perform single-incision, robotic surgery.

Teen plastic surgery driven by app filters not always possible


Apps that manipulate images to extremes or unrealistically may be fun but may not be realistic.

UTSW scientists solve longtime mystery in innate immunity


Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen investigated another immune system pathway that involves the NLRP3 protein, which is instrumental in the cell’s assembly of the multiprotein complex called the inflammasome.

Danger may lurk as we scoot


Medical professionals are seeing more and more injuries to those riding electric scooters.

Flu shot continues to be best seasonal defense


An annual vaccination – received as early as possible in the fall – is the single best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family