Gastroenterology

Bioengineered approach shows promise in ulcerative colitis

By taking advantage of mechanisms that allow cancer cells to evade immune attack, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed a new strategy in animal models that has potential for treating ulcerative colitis. ...

Health

Q&A: What to know about air quality alert days

Wildfire smoke, smog and pollution are increasingly present in the air we breathe. What is this polluted air doing to our bodies? Two University of Chicago Medicine pulmonary experts—Director of Rhinology and Allergy Jayant ...

Cardiology

Research pinpoints inflammation source behind atherosclerosis

Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center Dallas have discovered in mice how high cholesterol causes blood vessels to become inflamed, a necessary prerequisite for atherosclerosis—the "hardening ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study hints at how cancer immunotherapy can be safer

Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment of many forms of cancer by unleashing the immune system response against tumors. Immunotherapies that block checkpoint receptors like PD-1, proteins that limit the capacity ...

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