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2019 Article Archive

Business school professor given new purpose after cancer care


Ms. Casper has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology and studies ways of improving the health and well-being of employees. She never could have foreseen having her own work-life balance put to the test by cancer.

Implanted memories teach birds a song


A new songbird study that shows memories can be implanted in the brain to teach vocalizations – without any lessons from the parent.

UTSW researchers identify molecule linking weight gain to gut bacteria


The good bacteria that live in the guts of mammals program the metabolic rhythms that govern the body’s absorption of dietary fat.

Austin tennis coach wins gold medal after lung transplant


Competing in the World Transplant Games in Newcastle, England, as part of Team USA, Genie Kilpatrick won a gold medal in women’s tennis.

AI helps scientists predict depression outcomes


Two studies led by UT Southwestern provide evidence for the impact of biology by using artificial intelligence to identify patterns of brain activity that make people less responsive to certain antidepressants.

Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer's


Imaging shows less brain deterioration in physically active people at high risk for dementia

UTSW researchers identify new pathway that controls fat formation


Loss of a family of microRNAs results in a dramatic increase in fat formation.

At-home blood pressure tests more accurate for African Americans


At-home measurements are more accurate, less expensive, and easier to obtain than blood pressure screenings done in medical settings

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus of Surgery Dr. Robert McClelland, provided emergency care to President John F. Kennedy


Professor Emeritus of Surgery Dr. Robert N. McClelland, a nationally renowned surgeon and educator, and one of the last surviving members of the Parkland Memorial Hospital surgical team who worked on President John F. Kennedy after he was shot in Dallas, died Sept. 10. He was 89.

A promising treatment for an incurable, deadly kidney disease


A potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease – a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure – has shown promising results in animal testing.