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BRCA Gene Plus Breast Cancer History Leads to Preventive Strike Against Pancreatic Cancer


More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance for a pre-emptive strike against this killer...
20-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protein Once Thought Exclusive to Neurons Helps Aggressive Cancers Grow, Spread, and Defy Death


How we think and fall in love are controlled by lightning-fast electrochemical signals across synapses, the dynamic spaces between nerve cells. Until now, nobody knew that cancer cells can repurpose tools of neuronal communication to fuel aggressive...
20-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Studies Unravel Mysteries of How PARP Enzymes Work

A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing or inhibiting major cellular activities under physiological conditions, new research shows.
16-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UT Southwestern Researchers Develop Potential Treatment for Fatal, Incurable Kidney Disease


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, working with a California biotech firm, have developed a potential drug to treat polycystic kidney disease – an incurable genetic disease that often leads to end-stage kidney failure
16-Feb-2017 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Moderation Key to Days of Wine and Chocolate

If wine and chocolate are on the menu for Valentine’s Day, you might be doing your heart a tiny little favor, but moderation remains key, says Dr. Joseph Hill, Chief of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
13-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UT Southwestern Scientists Identify Mechanisms Behind Harmful Changes in the Gut’s Bacterial Balance During Inflammation


A study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has uncovered key molecular pathways behind the disruption of the gut’s delicate balance of bacteria during episodes of inflammatory disease.
8-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Ion Channel Necessary for Hormone and Anti-Obesity Drug to Suppress Eating


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified an ion channel required for brain cells to suppress eating behavior in response to the hormone leptin or to the anti-obesity drug lorcaserin.
6-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer Drug Could Double as a Weapon Against Heart Disease, Promoting Regeneration of Damaged Heart Tissue


An anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle – an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in the future.
3-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Super Bowl 2011 News Tips

Are the Green Bay Packers all the way back? Will the Pittsburgh Steelers capture their third NFL championship in the past six years? The experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center can’t predict the outcome of the game just down the road in...
3-Feb-2011 3:15 PM EST

Flu Tips 2009

Flu tips from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
23-Nov-2009 12:00 PM EST

Cancer Experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center

The following physicians are top experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the fields of lung cancer, radiation oncology and breast cancer.
4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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