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2019 Article Archive

Why every child should see a black male doctor


To reverse the trend of declining black men in medicine, we need to convince more black boys to pursue careers in the field.

Luke Perry’s death highlights need for young people to understand stroke symptoms


Strokes are caused by sudden blockage of arteries to the brain, and they are often related to diseases such as atherosclerosis (cholesterol buildup) which worsen with age.

UTSW researchers determine structures of elusive innate immunity protein


Researchers used cryo-EM to determine the near-atomic structure of the smallest membrane protein solved to date.

Scientists find method to boost CRISPR efficiency


Scientists have developed a method to boost the efficiency of CRISPR gene editing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a study that could have implications for optimizing gene therapies for other diseases.

Conquering Cancer game plan put into play


It takes more than words to conquer cancer. It takes a full-court press.

New interactive map first to show life expectancy of Texans by ZIP code, race, and gender


UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists for the first time have calculated and mapped life expectancy by gender and race/ethnicity down to the ZIP code and county levels in Texas.

Two lifesaving discoveries help four generations of women


Four generations of women, who all have the same hereditary condition – familial hypercholesterolemia – form a story interwoven with the discovery of new treatments that have benefited millions of people.

Dr. William T. Dauer selected as inaugural director of UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute


William T. Dauer, M.D., a neurologist acclaimed for his research into dystonia and Parkinson’s disease, has been selected as the first Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He will begin his new position July 1.

Time for a Manhattan Project on Alzheimer’s


We are making significant progress on uncovering the roots of Alzheimer’s.

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance


 Scientists can monitor the brain activity of a specific cell type to predict epileptic seizures four minutes in advance in humans and mice.