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UT Southwestern study shows glucagon is key for kidney health

Glucagon, a hormone best known for promoting blood sugar production in the liver, also appears to play a key role in maintaining kidney health. When UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers removed receptors for this hormone from mouse kidneys,...
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Age, sex, race among top risk factors for revision knee surgery

Patients who are younger than about 40, male, or Black are among those most at risk for revision surgery after having had a total knee replacement, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The study, published in the Archives of...
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Experimental compound kills cancer, spares immune cells

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a compound that selectively eliminates cancer cells while sparing immune cells in a form of cell death known as ferroptosis. The findings, published in Science Translational Medicine, could...
20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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In Memoriam: Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., renowned immunologist and longtime Chair of Microbiology

Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, who discovered how antibodies are made and developed a technique that led to the early detection of cancer cells, died Feb. 15. He was 96. Dr. Uhr was a...
17-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Magnetic fields kill bacteria that infect medical implants

The same technology at work in induction cooktops cut the amount of bacteria present in a prosthetic joint infection when used in conjunction with antibiotics in a mouse model, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a new study.
15-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Gold nanoparticles reverse brain deficits in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s

Results from phase two clinical trials at UT Southwestern Medical Center showed that a suspension of gold nanocrystals taken daily by patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease (PD) significantly reversed deficits of metabolites...
13-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UT Southwestern collaborates with Pfizer to develop improved RNA delivery technologies

UT Southwestern Medical Center is partnering with Pfizer Inc. to develop RNA-enhanced delivery technologies for genetic medicine therapies through the Dallas-based medical center's Program in Genetic Drug Engineering.
12-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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AEDs often not used in cardiac arrest, even where they’re mandated

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are underutilized during cardiac arrest episodes despite laws in some states requiring their availability in high-risk areas such as athletic facilities, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found.
8-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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From segregation to inspiration, James Griffin, M.D., is making history at Parkland and UT Southwestern

To call the connection James D. Griffin, M.D., has with UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital lifelong is no exaggeration. Dr. Griffin was born at Parkland in 1958, when the labor and delivery ward was still segregated. More than six...
21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST

Two Texas transplant programs team up to save lives

Two hard-to-match transplant patients 250 miles apart are starting 2024 on a new path to healthy lives.
14-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST

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Devise a dietary game plan for Super Bowl parties

Football fans who plan to attend food-and-beverage-packed Super Bowl parties should have a dietary game plan to ensure that watching the big game is a healthy affair, according to a lifestyle medicine expert at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
2-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST

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UT Southwestern Q&A: What is stress and how can we manage it?

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. And while brief bouts can be a good thing, prolonged or chronic stress can have negative effects on your overall health.
18-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT

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