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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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Ut Southwestern, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, physical medicine and rehabilitation, Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury

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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Ut Southwestern, Neurodegenative Disease, Cryo Electron Microscopy, Biology

First Atomic Structure From UTSW’s Cryo-EM Facility

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans.

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Obesity and Adolescents, asthma and obesity, Asthma, Ut Southwestern, lung

UTSW/THR Study Investigates Fitness of Obese Children

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A study underway at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine is investigating the respiratory effects of obesity in children, including obese children who may be misdiagnosed with asthma.

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Cancer, Cancer Research, Cancer Cells, Childrens Medical Center, Ut Southwestern, cancer metabolism

CRI Study Challenges Long-Standing Concept in Cancer Metabolism

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Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered that lactate provides a fuel for growing tumors, challenging a nearly century-old observation known as the Warburg effect.

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Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Basic Sciences, Patient Care, Research, Cancer, Pediatrics, Ut Southwestern, Cancer Research

Good-Guy Bacteria May Help Cancer Immunotherapies Do Their Job

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Individuals with certain types of bacteria in their gut may be more likely to respond well to cancer immunotherapy, researchers at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center found in a study of patients with metastatic melanoma.

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UT Southwestern Expands Hospital to Meet Growing Patient Need

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To meet a greater-than-expected need for specialty patient care in North Texas and the surrounding states, UT Southwestern is undertaking a $480 million expansion of its flagship William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

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Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ut Southwestern, Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy

Genetic Targets to Chemo-Resistant Breast Cancer Identified

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Research led by Dr. Carlos Arteaga, Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, has identified potential targets for treatment of triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Texas Docs Care Offers Free Telemedicine Access for Hurricane Victims

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Hurricane evacuees living in Texas now can have free access to an ER physician via a video and text messaging app from CirrusMD through UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Texas Docs Care program.

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Imaging, Spine Health, Brain Spine, Research, Patient Care, Ut Southwestern

Do You Really Need That MRI?

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Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found. Their study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a physician’s prior image-ordering habits, as well as ownership of the equipment, were strong indicators of unnecessary imaging orders.







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