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Altering Songbird Brain Provides Insight Into Human Behavior

A study from UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute demonstrates that a bird's song can be altered -- to the syllable -- by activating and deactivating a neuronal pathway responsible for helping the brain determine whether a...
12-Mar-2018 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UTSW Teams with Allen Americans for Americans Fight Cancer Weekend

The Allen Americans are proud to partner with the only National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas, UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center for Americans Fight Cancer Weekend April 6th and...
8-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Health Care Workers Improve Rates, Reduce Absenteeism


Mandatory flu vaccines for health care workers improve participation by as much as 30 percent and reduce absenteeism during critical periods of patient surges by about 6 percent, findings from a multi-institutional study show.
8-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Brain Injury May Boost Risk of Alzheimer's Earlier in Life


Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease earlier in life, according to a study from UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.
28-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Amputees Lending a Hand to Neural Interfacing Research at UT Southwestern

Michael “Shawn” Findley, a 44-year-old amputee with a wiring harness emerging from his upper left arm, is working with a UT Southwestern team to help change the way robotic hand biofeedback occurs. Ultimately, he hopes this research may lead to...
22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Less Expensive, Post-Acute Care Options for Seniors Underutilized

Long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities are designed to meet the needs of older adults with severe, complex illnesses who are recovering from hospitalization, but less expensive options sometimes overlooked may also be available, population health...
22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Touchstone Center Investigation Provides Insight Into Glucagon's Role in Diabetic Heart Disease


A UT Southwestern study reveals the hormone glucagon's importance to the development of insulin resistance and cardiac dysfunction during Type 2 diabetes, presenting opportunities to develop new therapies for diabetic diseases of the heart muscle.
21-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation’s $78...
20-Feb-2018 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Commentary: Pain Sufferers – and Physicians – Need Alternatives to Opioids

As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country, Texas is taking some important steps in the battle, from improved monitoring of prescription painkillers to expanded programs to treat addiction.
13-Mar-2018 3:25 PM EDT

Texas Health, UT Southwestern kick off new health care campus in Collin County


Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center joined today with Frisco city leaders to kick off a construction project that will bring an acute care hospital and multispecialty clinic complex to this rapidly growing part of Collin...
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Super Bowl 2011 News Tips

Are the Green Bay Packers all the way back? Will the Pittsburgh Steelers capture their third NFL championship in the past six years? The experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center can’t predict the outcome of the game just down the road in...
3-Feb-2011 3:15 PM EST

Flu Tips 2009

Flu tips from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
23-Nov-2009 12:00 PM EST

Cancer Experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center

The following physicians are top experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the fields of lung cancer, radiation oncology and breast cancer.
4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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