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Deletion of a Stem Cell Factor Promotes TBI Recovery in Mice

esearchers found that conditional deletion of Sox2 – the gene encoding the SOX2 stem cell transcription factor – and the associated dampening of astrocyte reactivity appear to promote functional recovery, including behavioral recovery, after traumatic brain injury, said Dr. Zhang, a W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research.

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Uninsured Heart Attack, Stroke Patients Face ‘Catastrophic’ Costs

Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face “devastating” health care costs that can bankrupt them, research from UT Southwestern and other centers shows.

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Hong Named THR Clinical Scholar

Dr. Arthur Hong, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as recipient of the Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholar Award for his research into how to improve the cost, quality, and delivery of health care.

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O’Donnell Brain Institute Joins Global Effort to Map Human Cells

UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute will help in an international effort to map and characterize all the cells in the human body, an ambitious project aimed at gaining insight into how cellular changes can cause disease.

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Study: Former NFL Players More Likely to Have Enlarged Aortas

Former NFL players were more likely to have enlarged aortas, but further study is needed to determine whether that puts them at greater risk for life-threatening aneurysms, researchers found.

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Baylor Scott & White Health Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Hire and Promotions

Baylor Scott & White Health – the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas — announced several key additions to its executive leadership team. All four women bring a wealth of experience to their new positions and will play vital roles in shaping the strategic future of the system.

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Depressed with a Chronic Disease? Consider Alternative Therapies

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Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren’t effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.

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Standard Antidepressant May Not Help Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

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A clinical trial involving hundreds of participants has shown that one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants may not benefit millions of patients who also have chronic kidney disease.

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UTSW Surgical Specialty Nurse Honored as Nurse of the Year

UT Southwestern Medical Center Surgical Specialty Nurse Dawn Brown has been named Nurse of the Year for her innovative solutions and effective management of patients.

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Study: Autism Treatments May Restore Brain Connections

Scientists have identified a pair of treatments that may restore brain function to autism patients who lack a gene critical to maintaining connections between neurons, according to a study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center.







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