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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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Experimental compound extends life in ALS mouse model

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified an experimental molecular compound that improved survival among cellular models and mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurodegenerative disease.
6-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UT Southwestern molecular geneticist wins Hill Prize from TAMEST

Russell DeBose-Boyd, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Genetics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been awarded the Hill Prize in Biological Sciences from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST) in recognition of...
5-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New options at Dallas food pantry boost food security

Nutritious meal kits and no-prep meals improved food security and perceived dietary quality among clients of a Dallas food pantry, according to a pilot study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center.
1-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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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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Research shaped career of O’Donnell School of Public Health leader

Saad B. Omer, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., Founding Dean of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center, discovered a passion for public health while he was a medical student in Pakistan.
28-Aug-2023 10:05 AM EDT

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Be cautious to avoid burns in extreme heat or when grilling

With triple-digit temperatures continuing across many parts of the country and the outdoor grilling season still in full swing, a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician who specializes in burn care wants to remind people to be careful around hot...
23-Aug-2023 1:55 PM EDT

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Cause of ‘brain freeze’ a bit of a mystery, but not to worry

You’re eating or drinking something frozen, like a snow cone, ice cream, or ice pops – probably a bit too eagerly – and you get one of those sudden-onset, painful headaches known as “brain freeze.” Man, does it hurt, but usually not for...
21-Aug-2023 12:25 PM EDT

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