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Autism, clinical trial, non-profit, Suramin, Ucsd School Of Medicine, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Small Non-Profit N of One's Unconventional, VC-Like Approach Offers New Hope for Families with Suramin Autism Trial

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A potential dramatic advance in autism from UCSD School of Medicine using an old drug, suramin, in boys may offer both a new view of what autism is and possibility of the first-ever treatment for its core symptoms.

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Ut Southwestern, Car Accidents, child fatalities

South Highest, Northeast Lowest for Child Auto Fatalities

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The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

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Resarch, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ut Southwestern

Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer

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Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?

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Alzheimer’s, Research, Brain, Ut Southwestern, O’Donnell

DNA Vaccine Protects Against Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s

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A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease – without triggering severe brain swelling that earlier antibody treatments caused in some patients.

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Ut Southwestern, Hypertension, Dallas Heart Study, isolated systolic hypertension

Hypertension in Young Adults Shows Long-Term Heart Risks

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Otherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible damage to the kidneys and brain, new research shows.

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Anemia, Research, Health System, Ut Southwestern

Hospital-Acquired Anemia More Common, Increases Risks

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One in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization – a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research showed.

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Opiate dependence, Opioid, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, opioid analgesics, Opioid Addiction, Medical, Medicine, physiciain, Doctor, Medical Regulation, medical board, Guideline

FSMB Releases Updated Guidelines for Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics

The Federation of State Medical Boards releases its updated guidelines for the chronic use of opioid analgesics.

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Cancer, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Patient Care, Ut Southwestern

Saving Ryan: A Dramatic Tale of Hope, Persistence, and Medical Ingenuity

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Ryan Dant was afraid. He knew he likely wouldn’t live to see his 11th birthday due to a virulent disease that would stiffen his limbs, attack his heart, and destroy his brain.

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Diabetes, Glucose, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Ut Southwestern, Ghrelin

Research Elucidates Ghrelin’s Role in Blood Glucose Regulation, a Finding with Implications for Treating Diabetes

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UT Southwestern research investigating the blood glucose-regulatory actions of the hormone ghrelin may have implications for development of new treatments for diabetes.

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breast radiation, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ut Southwestern

Stereotactic Partial Breast Radiation Lowers Number of Treatments to Five

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a recent phase one clinical trial that stereotactic partial breast radiation was as safe as traditional radiation but decreased treatment time from six weeks to just days.







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