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Laser Procedure Offers Advantages For Rare Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

DALLAS – May 6, 2021 – Using a laser for a rare brain surgery to treat drop seizures, which cause a child with epilepsy to suddenly fall, holds some advantages over a traditional open craniotomy, including shorter hospital stays for patients, a...
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New Gene Editing Strategies Developed For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DALLAS – April 30, 2021 – UT Southwestern scientists successfully employed a new type of gene therapy to treat mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), uniquely utilizing CRISPR-Cas9-based tools to restore a large section of the dystrophin...
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Quality Improvement Project Boosts Depression Screening Among Cancer Patients

DALLAS – April 28, 2021 – Depression screening among cancer patients improved by 40 percent to cover more than 90 percent of patients under a quality improvement program launched by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center and...
29-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Protein Produced After Stroke That Triggers Neurodegeneration

DALLAS – April 27, 2021 – Researchers with the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern have identified a new protein implicated in cell death that provides a potential therapeutic target that could prevent or delay the progress...
27-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two UTSW Faculty Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

DALLAS – April 26, 2021 – The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today elected two UT Southwestern scientists in the fields of biochemistry and physiology into its membership, one of the highest honors for American scientists.
26-Apr-2021 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UT Southwestern Identifies First Reported Brazil Variant of SARS-CoV-2 in North Texas

DALLAS – April 24, 2021 – UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified the first cases of the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 infection in North Texas using next-generation sequencing technologies along with PCR testing.
24-Apr-2021 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Blacks, Hispanics, Impoverished People Have Worse Survival Rates Among Teens, Adults Under 40 With Cancer

DALLAS – April 22, 2021 – Being Black or Hispanic, living in high-poverty neighborhoods, and having Medicaid or no insurance coverage are associated with higher mortality in men and women under 40 with cancer, a review by UT Southwestern Medical...
22-Apr-2021 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Consistent Use of Food Pantries Needed to Address Food Insecurity, Related Health Issues

DALLAS – April 21, 2021 – Food banks should be used more consistently rather than only during emergencies to better address food insecurity and related health issues, a joint study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and economists...
21-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide Registry

Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.
21-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Reconsider the 'Peanuts and Cracker Jacks'

11-Apr-2019 4:20 PM EDT

Psychology Behind Tax Procrastination

Research shows that most people file taxes based on how much cash they have on hand and if they expect a payment or a refund,
10-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Scientists Weigh in on Debate to Quash Daylight Saving

14-Mar-2019 2:35 PM EDT

Rate of Highchair Misuse Climbs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports a 25 percent leap in children injured using highchairs – the biggest jump in large-volume categories that included highchairs, strollers, cribs/mattresses, and infant carriers.
18-Feb-2019 4:45 PM EST

Time for Dallas to Capitalize on Biotech Potential

Dallas is well-known for its oil industry, corporate headquarters, and technology startups. But did you know that the science behind some of the best-selling prescription drugs of all time was developed here?
17-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

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UT Southwestern Leads Expert Consortium Refining Prognosis of Invasive Kidney Cancer

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