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2019 Article Archive

Study suggests antibody might be a new tool to fight obesity

 

UT Southwestern researchers report that lowering levels of the hormone leptin can reduce obesity, overeating, and the insulin resistance tied to diabetes – and they have found an antibody that can do that.

Surgical masks as good as respirators for flu and respiratory virus protection

 

The study reported “no significant difference in the effectiveness” of medical masks vs. N95 respirators for prevention of influenza or other viral respiratory illness.

Largest Texas high schools to report all concussions to statewide registry

 

Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.

Study shows hunger-blocking hormone levels change with eating, obesity

 

The hormone LEAP2, which naturally blocks the “hunger” hormone ghrelin, is elevated in people with obesity, especially after eating – raising hopes for a treatment that could one day more effectively reduce appetite and, hence, obesity.

Study: Optimal combination of chest compression frequency and depth for CPR identified

 

An international research consortium including UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine faculty was able to identify what is likely an optimal combination of chest compression frequency and depth when performing CPR.

Manipulating dose, timing of two therapies significantly reduces relapse in mouse models of breast cancer, lung cancer

 

Changing the standard dose and timing of two therapies greatly cut tumor relapse and reduced side effects in mouse models of kinase mutated breast cancer and lung cancer.

Study proves hepatitis C drugs reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half

 

Antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly 50 percent in patients with a history of liver cancer.

In memoriam: Cell biologist Dr. Woodring Wright made seminal discoveries on aging and cancer development

 

Dr. Woodring Erik Wright, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology, passionate educator, and scientific trailblazer in the fight against aging and cancer, died on Aug. 2. He was 70.

Targeted radiation controls metastatic kidney cancer

 

Investigators report an innovative strategy for treating advanced kidney cancer.

Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces cancer in mice

 

UT Southwestern researchers have shown that precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut reduces inflammation-associated colorectal cancer in mice.