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2019 Article Archive

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.

Rate of highchair misuse climbs


The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports a 25 percent leap in children injured using highchairs – the biggest jump in large-volume categories that included highchairs, strollers, cribs/mattresses, and infant carriers.

Avoiding selfie elbow, texting thumb


Specialists are seeing more and more repetitive stress injuries from overuse of smartphones and tablets – the main instigators of emerging conditions like texting thumb and selfie elbow.

Beware of bacteria at the gym


MRSA transmission between individuals has been associated with locker rooms and gyms where there is sharing of common equipment.

Hypnosis through virtual reality aids in medical recovery


Anesthesiologists are exploring the use of hypnosis through virtual reality to lessen postoperative pain and anxiety in children.