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BRCA Gene Plus Breast Cancer History Leads to Preventive Strike Against Pancreatic Cancer

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More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance for a pre-emptive strike against this killer cancer.

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Cancer, Neurons, Protein, PNAS, Cancer Cells, Cancer Recovery, cancer growth, Ut Southwestern

Protein Once Thought Exclusive to Neurons Helps Aggressive Cancers Grow, Spread, and Defy Death

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How we think and fall in love are controlled by lightning-fast electrochemical signals across synapses, the dynamic spaces between nerve cells. Until now, nobody knew that cancer cells can repurpose tools of neuronal communication to fuel aggressive tumor growth and spread.

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PARP, Enzyme, DNA, Ut Southwestern

New Studies Unravel Mysteries of How PARP Enzymes Work

A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing or inhibiting major cellular activities under physiological conditions, new research shows.

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UT Southwestern Researchers Develop Potential Treatment for Fatal, Incurable Kidney Disease

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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, working with a California biotech firm, have developed a potential drug to treat polycystic kidney disease – an incurable genetic disease that often leads to end-stage kidney failure

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Moderation Key to Days of Wine and Chocolate

If wine and chocolate are on the menu for Valentine’s Day, you might be doing your heart a tiny little favor, but moderation remains key, says Dr. Joseph Hill, Chief of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dallas Researchers Identify How Common Gut Bacteria May Cause Colon Cancer

A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas identified a key interaction between Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacteria commonly linked to gum disease, and a specific microRNA gene regulator in the gut that led to tumor growth in the colon.

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Dallas Colorectal Surgeon's Research Named in 2016 Top Clinical Cancer Advances

One of last year's major achievements in clinical cancer research and care was a study comparing open and laparoscopic surgery led by James Fleshman, MD, colorectal surgeon on the medical staff and chief of surgery at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Inflammatory Diseases, Inflammation, Bacteria, Ut Southwestern

UT Southwestern Scientists Identify Mechanisms Behind Harmful Changes in the Gut’s Bacterial Balance During Inflammation

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A study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has uncovered key molecular pathways behind the disruption of the gut’s delicate balance of bacteria during episodes of inflammatory disease.

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Obeisty, Weight Loss, Hormones, Ut Southwestern

Researchers Identify Ion Channel Necessary for Hormone and Anti-Obesity Drug to Suppress Eating

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified an ion channel required for brain cells to suppress eating behavior in response to the hormone leptin or to the anti-obesity drug lorcaserin.

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Cancer Drug Could Double as a Weapon Against Heart Disease, Promoting Regeneration of Damaged Heart Tissue

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An anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle – an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in the future.

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UT Southwestern Researchers Identify Gene That Protects Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a gene that protects the gut from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Reseach, Diabetes, Ut Southwestern

UT Southwestern Researchers Urge Use of Evidence-Based Medicine to Avoid Overtreatment of Type 2 Diabetes

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UT Southwestern Medical Center research supports an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach that embraces individualized care to prevent overtreatment, specifically for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Only FDA-Approved Device to Repair "Hole in the Heart" Condition Now Available at Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth

Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth on Tuesday, November 15, became the first program in Texas to implant the only FDA-approved device designed to prevent blood clots from entering the brain by sealing a hole in the heart. The device is designed to help reduce the risk of recurrent cryptogenic strokes in patients diagnosed with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) – a small opening between the upper chambers of the heart.

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FSMB Offers Series of Free Online Education Modules for Medical Students and Residents

The FSMB is committed to assisting member medical and osteopathic boards in their educational outreach efforts to medical students and residents. The FSMB Workgroup on Education for Medical Regulation has designed a series of modules on various aspects of medical regulation to inform future licensed physicians.

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Researchers Discover Potential New Target for Treating Glioblastoma

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Scientists have found a way to inhibit the growth of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer with low survival rates, by targeting a protein that drives growth of brain tumors, according to research from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Researchers Discover BRCA1 Gene Is Key for Blood Forming Stem Cells

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Researchers at from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. The stem cells die before they have an opportunity to transform into a blood cancer.

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Choreographing the MicroRNA-Target Dance

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Molecular biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a new mechanism that choreographs a complex molecular dance by applying the latest in gene editing technology combined with a traditional method of making a microRNA target produce a fluorescent green protein.

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Pancreas, Digestive Enzymes, FGF21, Diabetes, Kidney Diseases, Ut Southwestern

UT Southwestern Researchers Identify Novel Mechanism That Protects Pancreas From Digestive Enzymes

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which the stress hormone FGF21 keeps digestive enzymes from damaging the pancreas.

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FSMB Releases U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has released its 2016 U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report. The report provides the most comprehensive compendium of information available about the make-up, policies and work of state medical boards as they go about their mission of public protection.

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UT Southwestern Researchers Find Likely Cause – and Potential Way to Prevent – Vision Deterioration in Space

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Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said.







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