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Article ID: 705504

Research suggests path to vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer’s

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults.

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14-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705449

UTHealth experts spill beans on festive party food preferences

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With the holiday party season in full swing, deciding what to wear can be the biggest headache. But paying attention to what you eat at such occasions might reveal it’s your diet more in need of a makeover. The good news is experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help.

Released:
13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705436

Texas State researchers lead test of pioneering Bat Deterrent System

Texas State University

Texas State University researchers, in partnership with Bat Conservation International (BCI), have completed a trial of an ultrasonic acoustic Bat Deterrent System that reduced overall bat fatalities at the Los Vientos Wind Energy Facility in Starr County by 54 percent.

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13-Dec-2018 1:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 705295

Geography research in Central America leads to international drug trafficking

Texas State University

When Dr. Jennifer Devine first traveled to Central America to study the Maya Biosphere Reserve, her goal was to learn about the successful development model of community forestry. But what began as forestry research for this assistant professor of geography at Texas State has become a bigger lesson in narco deforestation and international drug trafficking.

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12-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 705252

New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer’s disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time – a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.

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11-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705246

Texas Tech Biochemist Helps Uncover New Ways to Make Plant-Based Medicines in Space and on Earth

Texas Tech University

According to a study published today, John D’Auria and his colleagues report that, by discovering the genes and enzymes plants use to form the second ring in tropane alkaloids’ core structure, they will be able to develop new, novel ways to produce these important chemicals.

Released:
11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    10-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705122

MD Anderson study shows key enzyme linked to therapy resistance in deadly lung cancer

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a link between an enzyme tied to cancer formation and therapy resistance in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Released:
9-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 704998

Multidisciplinary care improves outcomes of patients with brain metastases

UT Southwestern Medical Center

New data reveals the life expectancy of patients with kidney cancer that’s traveled to the brain has now stretched from months to years.

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5-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

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