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Article ID: 700904

Willow’s strength: Parents work with UTSW to save daughter from deadly metabolic disease

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The family’s hope for Willow stems from a gene therapy center at UT Southwestern Medical Center where leading experts are engineering innovative treatments for some of the world’s rarest brain diseases.

Released:
21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700865

Surgery, radiation therapy equally effective in treating oropharyngeal cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Adding more evidence to the comparison between radiation therapy and surgery in treating an increasingly diagnosed head and neck cancer, a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found no major long-term differences in the effectiveness of the two therapies.

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20-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700670

CRISPR Screen Identifies Gene That Helps Cells Resist West Nile, Zika Viruses

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers today report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700334

$37 Million CPRIT Support Includes Funds for Pediatric Cancer Database

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded more than $37 million to UT Southwestern for cancer research and prevention.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699998

FSMB Foundation Mini-Grants up to $5,000 Now Available

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The FSMB Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Federation of State Medical Boards - has widened its grantmaking with a new program that supports the work of diverse research and educational projects through “mini-grants” of up to $5,000 each. The grants are designed to encourage research or educational efforts that increase awareness and understanding of trends and issues impacting medical regulation, as well as patient safety and health care quality overall.

Released:
5-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 699942

Know the symptoms of AFib to prevent stroke and heart failure

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Having atrial fibrillation (AFib) can increase your risk for stroke and heart failure. It’s vital to know your risk and get help before it strikes.

Released:
4-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699577

CRISPR Halts Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Progression in Dogs

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.

Released:
27-Aug-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699761

LT Breathing Tubes After Cardiac Arrest Could Save 10,000 More Lives

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Heart attack patients given a different type of breathing tube by paramedics had better survival rates than those treated by traditional intubation breathing tube methods – findings that could potentially save more than 10,000 lives annually, researchers report.

Released:
29-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699760

New Test Uncovers Metabolic Vulnerabilities in Kidney Cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A team of investigators used intraoperative infusions of labeled glucose in patients about to have surgery to remove the kidney cancer to assess how the tumors use glucose.

Released:
29-Aug-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 699759

Surgeon Uses Magnetic Tools to Reduce Incisions in Cancer Surgery

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern is one of the few medical centers in the country – and the first in Texas – to put the magnetic surgery device to use.

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29-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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