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Article ID: 702338

Researcher Wins Breakthrough Prize for Innate Immunity Discovery

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen today was named winner of the prestigious 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his discovery of the cGAS enzyme that launches the body’s immune defense against infections and cancers. That enzyme patrols the cell’s interior and triggers the immune system in response to DNA.

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17-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702308

UT Southwestern receives national excellence in diversity award

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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16-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702179

Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Professor Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

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15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702053

Scientists Unexpectedly Reprogram Mature Mouse Neurons

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers attempting to transform supporting brain cells into neurons instead reprogrammed mature inhibitory neurons into a different type of neuron that creates the neurotransmitter lost in Parkinson’s disease.

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11-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701847

Reversing Paralysis: Stem Cell Therapy Aims to Repair Spinal Cords Afflicted by Rare Disorder

UT Southwestern Medical Center

By injecting patients with stem cells engineered to repair the central nervous system – called progenitor cells – UT Southwestern scientists are working to establish the first treatment that can repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis.

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8-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701847

Reversing Paralysis: Stem Cell Therapy Aims to Repair Spinal Cords Afflicted by Rare Disorder

UT Southwestern Medical Center

By injecting patients with stem cells engineered to repair the central nervous system – called progenitor cells – UT Southwestern scientists are working to establish the first treatment that can repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis.

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8-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701727

Clements University Hospital recognized for quality, safety achievement

UT Southwestern Medical Center

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital has received a national Rising Star Award for improved quality and safety efforts, ranking it within the country’s top 25 academic medical center hospitals.

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5-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701555

Drinking more water reduces bladder infections in women

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Drinking an additional 1.5 liters of water daily can reduce recurring bladder infections in premenopausal women by nearly half, a yearlong study of otherwise healthy women with a history of repeated infections has found.

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3-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701468

Faculty members awarded prestigious NIH research awards

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Two UT Southwestern faculty members have been awarded prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Awards for high-risk, high-reward research.

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2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    1-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701341

Drinking More Water Reduces Bladder Infections in Women

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Drinking an additional 1.5 liters of water daily can reduce recurring bladder infections in premenopausal women by nearly half, a yearlong study of otherwise healthy women with a history of repeated infections has found.

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1-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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