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2011-05-06 14:25:04

Cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme, which is linked to the disease's growth. Their latest findings, published today in Molecular Cell, demonstrate that telomerase repairs chromosomes in one of two ways "“ depending on whether a cell is dividing normally or if the cell is under stress from enzyme inhibition "“ and could lead to new or improved cancer-fighting therapies that promote inhibition...

2011-05-05 22:16:47

A UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has identified the most comprehensive measurement to date of estrogen's effect on breast cancer cells, showing for the first time how immediate and extensive the effect is. The findings, published online today and in the May 13 print edition of the journal Cell, could lead to a new set of therapeutic applications and provide a model for understanding rapid signal-dependent transcription in other biological systems. "We found that estrogen signaling...

2011-05-02 19:11:16

Taking two medications for depression does not hasten recovery from the condition that affects 19 million Americans each year, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a national study. "Clinicians should not rush to prescribe combinations of antidepressant medications as first-line treatment for patients with major depressive disorder," said Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi, professor of psychiatry and chief of the division of mood disorders at UT Southwestern and principal...

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2011-04-23 10:45:00

Even people who show a clear treatment response with antidepressant medications continue to experience symptoms like insomnia, sadness and decreased concentration, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found after analyzing data from the largest study on the treatment of depression."Widely used antidepressant medications, while working overall, missed these symptoms. If patients have persistent residual symptoms, these individuals have a high probability of incomplete recovery,"...

2011-04-22 00:00:29

Latest research in facial aging has led to safer, longer lasting face lifts Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 At a May gathering in Boston of his colleagues from all over the world, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, will share details about the development and advancement of a face lift technique based on a fundamental change in knowledge of facial aging. The new cosmetic surgery approach involves lifting and filling areas where fat compartments in the...

2011-04-19 12:40:54

Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver, report UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. "What this study tells us is that if your doctor says that you need to reduce the amount of fat in your liver, you can do something within a month," said Dr. Jeffrey Browning, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern and the study's lead author. The results, available online and in an...

2011-04-14 12:32:07

A natural hormone known to inhibit aging can also protect kidneys against renal fibrosis, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated. Scientists led by Dr. Makoto Kuro-o, associate professor of pathology, showed in mice that the anti-aging hormone Klotho suppressed both renal fibrosis "“ a common complication of chronic kidney disease "“ and the spread of cancer. The findings are available online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. More than 26 million people...

2011-03-30 17:03:09

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered genetic pathways to starve selectively kidney cancer cells. Two separate studies indicate that both rare and common cases of kidney cancer may be susceptible to a new class of drugs that inhibits cancer cells from generating the energy needed to survive. In one study, available online and scheduled for the May 5 issue of the journal Oncogene, researchers found that inactivating the gene von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) in mice blocked cells...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

UT Southwestern Medical Center capitalizing on Genedata Screener for simultaneous processing of multiple dose-response curve assays in all types of cancer research projects Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, today announced Genedata Screener® 9 for high-throughput screening and high-content screening is used by UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Among its features,...

2011-03-29 07:39:00

DALLAS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked as the best hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth in the newly expanded U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals rankings for 52 metropolitan areas. In the 2010-11 U.S. News & World Report national report on health care providers, UT Southwestern was nationally ranked in six specialty-care areas: urology; diabetes/endocrinology; gynecology; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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