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2013-04-22 10:00:41

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that alternative splicing — a process that allows a single gene to code for multiple proteins — appears to be a new potential target for anti-telomerase cancer therapy. The enzyme telomerase is overexpressed in almost all cancer cells, and previous research efforts have failed to identify good telomerase inhibitors. The study by Dr. Woodring Wright and UT Southwestern colleagues in the April 4 issue of Cell Reports...

2013-04-17 18:38:13

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a specific gene that regulates the heart's ability to regenerate after injuries. The function of the gene, called Meis1, in the heart was not known previously. The findings of the UTSW investigation are available online in Nature. "We found that the activity of the Meis1 gene increases significantly in heart cells soon after birth, right around the time heart muscle cells stop dividing. Based on this observation we asked a...

2013-04-04 15:57:33

Physician-researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a vulnerability of certain lung-cancer cells — a specific genetic weakness that can be exploited for new therapies. Although researchers have long known that mutant versions of the KRAS gene drive tumor formation and are key to cell survival in non-small cell lung cancer, the blocking of activated KRAS has proven difficult. For years, investigations have explored stopping lung cancer at this junction, which also...

Genetic Vulnerability Of Lung Cancer To Lay Foundation For New Therapies
2013-04-04 13:40:06

UT Southwestern Medical Center Physician-researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a vulnerability of certain lung-cancer cells — a specific genetic weakness that can be exploited for new therapies. Although researchers have long known that mutant versions of the KRAS gene drive tumor formation and are key to cell survival in non-small cell lung cancer, the blocking of activated KRAS has proven difficult. For years, investigations have explored stopping lung...

2013-02-14 23:01:20

Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich of UT Southwestern Medical Center, shares streamlined approach to neck lifts, with goal of better, more consistent outcomes. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 In a London, England, address to colleagues at the annual meeting of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod Rohrich, introduced an algorithmic process for the management of necklifts. The process is based on...

2012-08-29 10:22:36

Being physically fit during your 30s, 40s, and 50s not only helps extend lifespan, but it also increases the chances of aging healthily, free from chronic illness, investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have found. For decades, research has shown that higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels lessen the risk of death, but it previously had been unknown just how much fitness might affect the burden of chronic disease in the most senior years — a concept...

2012-06-21 15:35:59

A multicenter study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center urogynecologist will eliminate some of the guesswork physicians face about whether to use a sling during vaginal prolapse repair to prevent urinary incontinence. The clinical investigation from eight medical centers across the U.S. provides the first surgical outcome evidence on the benefits and risks of midurethral slings for women with vaginal prolapse who show no symptoms of urinary incontinence before surgery. One in...

2012-02-07 14:53:33

An endocrine hormone used in clinical trials as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetes drug causes significant and rapid bone loss in mice, raising concerns about its safe use, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown. The hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), promotes bone loss by enhancing the activity of a protein that stimulates fat cells but inhibits bone cells, researchers report in a study available online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

2012-01-27 10:30:36

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed what they believe to be the first clinical application of a new imaging technique to diagnose brain tumors. The unique test could preclude the need for surgery in patients whose tumors are located in areas of the brain too dangerous to biopsy. This new magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique provides a definitive diagnosis of cancer based on imaging of a protein associated with a mutated gene found in 80 percent of low-...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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