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AI can spot early signs of Alzheimer’s in speech patterns, study shows


New technologies that can capture subtle changes in a patient’s voice may help physicians diagnose cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms begin to show.

Awareness vital to improving Parkinson’s patients’ quality of life, UTSW neurologist says


About 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder that ranks second to Alzheimer’s among the most common neurodegenerative diseases.

UT Southwestern Q&A: Experts offer tips on talking to kids about traumatic events


Whether it’s after a natural disaster, a fatal shooting, or a tragedy closer to home, parents may find themselves trying to navigate difficult conversations with their children. What to say is just as important as what not to say, according to experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Children are naturally curious and may have questions, or they may be worried about their own safety.

UTSW study uncovers mechanisms of protein misfolding linked to neurodegenerative diseases


A team at UT Southwestern has developed a computational approach to uncover mechanisms of protein misfolding linked to neurodegenerative diseases. The study, published in Nature Communications, offers key insights that could help identify new treatments for patients.

Nearly 100% of UT Southwestern medical students match to residency programs nationally, across Texas


Nearly 100% of UT Southwestern Medical School students matched to residency programs – well above the national average of 94%.

Reestablish consistent sleep patterns to adjust to daylight saving time


If you’re feeling tired this coming week, don’t be surprised. Moving our clocks ahead one hour to shift into daylight saving time (which occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday) disrupts the body’s biological clock, affecting sleep patterns and how we function, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center neuroscientist who researches circadian rhythms.

UT Southwestern scientists discover agent that reverses effects of intoxication


A shot of a liver-produced hormone called FGF21 sobered up mice that had passed out from alcohol, allowing them to regain consciousness and coordination much faster than those that didn’t receive this treatment, UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study.

All that texting and scrolling leads to a rise in ‘tech neck’


Technology can be a pain in the neck, leading to what’s known as “tech neck,” chronic pain that results from prolonged use of mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

Cooling brain tumor cells could make headway in glioblastoma, UTSW researcher finds


Cooling brain tumor cells to stop them from dividing without killing healthy cells extended the survival of glioblastoma (GBM) animal models dramatically in a study led by a UT Southwestern resident.

New technique improves high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment for brain disorders


UT Southwestern physicians have developed an improved targeting method, four-tract tractography, to personalize MRI-guided, high-intensity focused ultrasound.