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2014-09-11 12:27:57

DALLAS and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2M Companies, and Calico today announce a new collaboration to advance research and drug development for neurodegenerative disorders caused by the aging and death of nerve cells. This week, UT Southwestern researchers published a new paper about the molecular target of P7C3 compounds, a class that has been shown to help in various animal models of neurodegeneration. UT...

2014-09-04 23:07:49

A recent study conducted by U.S. plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, evaluated the results of 100 lift-and-fill facelift patients. Findings from this analysis were published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has completed an in-depth, retrospective study on facelift outcomes of patients in which knowledge of fat compartments...

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...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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