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Article ID: 689560

Poor Fitness Linked to Weaker Brain Fiber, Higher Dementia Risk

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease.

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14-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689540

Cancer Researcher's Life Saved by CAR-T Treatment

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Woodring Wright, a UT Southwestern Professor of Cell Biology who studies the end caps of chromosomal DNA, called telomeres, hoping to find ways to fight aging and cancer, had multiple myeloma.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689544

CAR-T Clinical Trial Enrolling Multiple Myeloma Patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of nine exclusive sites in the country enrolling multiple myeloma patients for a clinical trial of the CAR-T “living drug” therapy for cancer.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689322

Study Shows Liver Cells with Whole Genome Duplications Protect Against Cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern have discovered that cells in the liver with whole genome duplications, known as polyploid cells, can protect the liver against cancer.

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9-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689321

Blood Test Plus Ultrasound Boosts Liver Cancer Detection by 40 Percent

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Combining ultrasound imaging with a blood test for high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40 percent, researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center found.

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9-Feb-2018 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 689264

Warner Selected as EVP to Lead UT Southwestern Health System

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Following a national search, renowned cardiologist Dr. John J. Warner, CEO of UT Southwestern’s University Hospitals, has been appointed to lead UT Southwestern’s patient care enterprise for the Medical Center.

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8-Feb-2018 2:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 689051

New CRISPR Method Efficiently Corrects DMD Defect in Heart Tissue

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by making a single cut at strategic points along the patient’s DNA, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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6-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689014

Following Treatment Guidelines More Important Than Volume for Assessing Heart Failure Care

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Looking at how well hospitals adhere to treatment guidelines for heart failure is more important than comparing patient volumes at hospitals, new research shows.

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5-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688837

Simmons Cancer Center Researchers Part of Historic CAR-T Breakthrough

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A historic study involving researchers from UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates the effectiveness of CAR-T therapy, which uses genetically modified immune cells to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and young adults.

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1-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688628

Liver Cancer Screening Rates Must Improve

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Patients with cirrhosis should be screened regularly for liver cancer, though few are – in part because busy physicians often don’t order the screening tests, said UT Southwestern oncologists.

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29-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
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