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2014-08-14 23:06:29

Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel and his team establish a link between operative time and increased complication rates following complex surgeries and combined procedures. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel, Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and his colleagues recently studied the link between operative time and post-surgical risk. The goal of the research was to...

2014-01-29 23:25:18

Dallas Plastic Surgeon and Professor, Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, has been selected in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement in the field of plastic surgery. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern medical center, has been selected by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Texas Superdoctor in their latest issue dedicated to outstanding physicians in Texas. Each...

2013-12-30 12:22:25

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a UT Southwestern Medical Center study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate. In the study, researchers found that corneal transplants in mice were accepted 90 percent of the time when the action of an immune system molecule called interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) was blocked and when the...

2013-12-27 10:33:27

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. In the study, published online today in Cell Reports, scientists found that inhibiting the action of a protein called BRD4 caused cancer cells to die in a mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). "This study identifies a potential new therapeutic target to combat MPNST, an incurable...

New Driver Of Breast Cancer Discovered
2013-11-07 12:35:45

UT Southwestern Medical Center A team of researchers at UT Southwestern has found that as cholesterol is metabolized, a potent stimulant of breast cancer is created – one that fuels estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, and that may also defeat a common treatment strategy for those cancers. The multidisciplinary team discovered that a cholesterol metabolite called 27-hydroxycholesterol, or 27HC, promotes tumor growth in estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, which are the...

2013-10-15 21:02:43

A new type of antibiotic called a PPMO, which works by blocking genes essential for bacterial reproduction, successfully killed a multidrug-resistant germ common to health care settings, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. The technology and new approach offer potential promise against the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, the researchers said. The pathogen (germ) – called Acinetobacter – can cause infections from pneumonia to serious blood or wound...

Link Suggested Between Nervous System And Cancer
2013-10-15 12:24:53

UT Southwestern Medical Center A specific protein once thought to exist only in the brain may play a crucial role in a deadly form of thyroid cancer, as well as other cancers, and provide a fresh target for researchers seeking ways to stop its progression, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report today in Cancer Cell. The scientists found that over-activation of a certain protein in hormone-secreting cells helps fuel medullary thyroid cancer cells in mice as well as in human...

2013-08-14 23:20:24

Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel, to direct one of the largest, most competitive, plastic surgery residency training programs in the United States. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Dallas plastic surgeon, Jeffrey M. Kenkel, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been appointed as the new Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center....

2013-07-29 16:18:27

A seafood contaminant that thrives in brackish water during the summer works like a spy to infiltrate cells and quickly open communication channels to sicken the host, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report. Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria, which cause gastroenteritis, inject proteins called effectors into host cells. One of those effectors, VopQ, almost immediately starts to disrupt the important process of autophagy via a novel channel-forming mechanism, the scientists...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'