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UT Southwestern designated one of 12 elite Nutrition Obesity Research Centers in the nation


UT Southwestern Medical Center has been selected to be one of 12 NIH Nutrition Obesity Research Centers in the nation – and the only one in Texas – to investigate the causes, prevention, and treatment options for obesity, a chronic disease affecting more than 40% of the U.S. population with medical costs nearing $175 billion.

UT Southwestern opens first academic medical center campus for southern Dallas County


More than 1,000 residents, business owners, and regional leaders gathered Saturday at the community celebration for the opening of UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird, the largest of its regional campuses and the first to bring academic medicine to the booming southern Dallas region.

Children’s Health will fund pediatric unit at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission – UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatric hospital


Children’s Health significantly expands access to pediatric behavioral health services

Gut microbes may lead to therapies for mental illness, UTSW researcher reports


The role of the microbiome in intestinal and systemic health has garnered close attention among researchers for many years. Now evidence is mounting that this collection of microorganisms in the human gut can also impact a person’s neurological and emotional health.

UTSW study links gene mutation to learning deficits in “Clueless” mice


A single mutation in a gene, Kcnc3, which encodes a potassium channel in neurons, causes learning deficits in mice, UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study in PNAS.

Long-haul COVID deserves more attention, UTSW expert says


While public attention has been focused on the million-plus Americans who have died from COVID-19 and the ongoing level of cases and hospitalizations, tens of millions of patients have developed life-altering symptoms that linger long after their COVID-19 infection clears.

UTSW scientists identify pathway to curb spread of brain cancer


UT Southwestern researchers have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the spread of glioblastoma to surrounding tissue in the brain, as well as an existing drug that curbed tumor growth in animal models.

UT Southwestern No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth, Best Hospital rankings show


UT Southwestern Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth – the nation’s fourth-largest metro area – for the sixth consecutive year and ranks among the top hospitals nationally in nine specialties ranging from brain to heart to cancer care.

UTSW researchers show effectiveness of migraine drug in weight loss


Triptans, a commonly prescribed class of migraine drugs, may also be useful in treating obesity, a new study by scientists at UT Southwestern suggests.

Aging in place? Factors to consider when deciding whether it’s safe to continue living at home


Four out of five Americans 65 and older want to stay in their homes as they age, according to a recent Associated Press poll. But deciding how long an elderly relative should live alone and when they should move to an environment with more support – such as assisted living or a nursing home – can be difficult.