UT Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center or UT Southwestern Medical Center is located in Dallas, Texas. UT Southwestern was founded in 1943. Since its inception UT Southwestern has become one of the most outstanding medical centers in the U.S. Four Nobel Laureates are on staff as faculty, 16 members of the Institute of Medicine and 15 members of the National Academy of Science. The University is ranked in the very top for medical school education, patient care and medical research in the U.S.

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Office of News and Publications 5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75235-9060
Website
http://www8.utsouthwestern.edu/index.html
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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Research suggests path to vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer's

UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken ...

Medical research

Single workout can boost metabolism for days

Lounging around all weekend may weigh heavy on the minds of the health conscious. But these sedentary stretches may not affect the waistline, provided they're preceded by a bit of exercise.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

DNA vaccine reduces both toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's

A DNA vaccine tested in mice reduces accumulation of both types of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to research that scientists say may pave the way to a clinical trial.

Cardiology

African ancestry associated with risk factors for heart failure

African-Americans are known to have certain cardiac conditions that are linked to a greater occurrence of heart failure at a younger age than Caucasians. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center analyzed data from the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Elagolix reduces menstrual bleeding from most common uterine tumors

A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States—benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial ...

Genetics

Reanalyzing gene tests prompt new diagnoses in kids

Lori Fullen recalls waking to screams from her little boy's room. She remembers rushing in and seeing the terror in his eyes, wondering if he was having recurring nightmares.

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