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Risk Factors for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Identified

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A new study from UT Southwestern suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors.

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Blood Alcohol Concentration, .05 BAC, lower BAC, meta-analysis, vehicle accidents, alcohol-related crashes, saving lives

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Craniotomy, Brain Surgery, Surgery, Level 1 Trauma Care, level 3 trauma center, Hurricane Harvey, Coast Guard, Blood Clot

Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

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As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and equipment for a successful procedure.

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tuberculoisis, Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis research

Researcher on TB and the Intersection of Aging and Immune Function Joins Texas Biomed as Vice President for Research

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Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a preeminent scientist in tuberculosis (TB) research, has joined the Texas Biomed team, bringing with her a portfolio of research on the immune system in relation to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and aging.

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Alcohol Use Disorder, Chronic Pain, Comorbidity, candidate association gene studies, me-wide association studies, Genetic Influences, single-nucleotide polymorphisms, central nervous system, Molecular Genetics

Genetic Influences on the Brain’s Reward and Stress Systems Underlie Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Chronic Pain

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) often co-occurs with chronic pain (CP), yet the relationship between the two is complex – involving genetic, neurophysiological, and behavioral elements – and is poorly understood. This review addressed the genetic influences on brain reward and stress systems that neurological research suggests may contribute to the co-occurrence of AUD and CP.

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Drug Yields High Response Rates for Lung Cancer Patients with Harsh Mutation

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A targeted therapy resurrected by the Moon Shots Program™ at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has produced unprecedented response rates among patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer that carries a highly treatment-resistant mutation.

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Texas Tech Plant & Soil Science Creates Local Food and Wine Concentration

The program will be the first of its kind in the U.S. focused on education and promotion of the growing local food and wine movement in Texas.

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Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says

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Movies like “Marshall” that are built around actors of color and have appeal to consumers of color historically see a significant surge in ticket sales in weeks five through eight – if producers are willing to keep them in theaters that long and allow for word-of-mouth advertising to build, said Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

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UTHealth’s Gerard Francisco, M.D., Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

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A research and clinical leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R),Gerard Francisco, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and TIRR Memorial Hermann has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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Dr. Bell Receives National Award for Advancing Rehab Field

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Dr. Kathleen Bell has received the 2017 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award for advancing research and clinical care in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.







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