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Researchers Explore Innovative Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Multiple Myeloma

A new clinical trial at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is exploring a novel treatment option for patients with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer formed in bone marrow plasma cells that is considered incurable.

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Lower Back Pain, Neurosurgery, Reseach

Study on Disc Degeneration Could Revolutionize Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine has the potential to help millions suffering the debilitating back pain, and may provide opportunities for advanced, minimally invasive treatments.

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Barrett's Esophagus, GERD, Aspirin, Research

Study Finds Aspirin May Help Prevent Barrett’s Esophagus

Aspirin has long been used to help prevent and manage heart disease. However, researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have discovered another potential benefit –- protection against Barrett’s esophagus, a disorder that causes damage to the esophagus from long-term acid reflux disease, and can help lower associated cancer risk.

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Transplant, Heart Transplant, Heart, Ut Southwestern

Life After Transplant: Patients Now More Likely to Live – and Live Well

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If not for a heart transplant, Drew Wilson would have been dead last fall.

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Gastroenterolgy, Ulcerative Colitis, Research

Researchers Reveal Turmeric’s Health Benefits Extend Beyond Curcumin

A new study by researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is the first to compare anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin against a combination of both curcumin and essential turmeric oils.

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Brain Injury, Medical Research, Rehabilitation

Researchers Receive $12.7M to Improve Care for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

Researchers at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute received a grant to participate in a nationwide study to improve post-acute care for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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Resarch, Health System, Heart Health, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Ut Southwestern

Readmission Penalties Don’t Correlate to Heart Attack Outcomes

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A program that penalizes hospitals for high early readmission rates of heart attack patients may be unfairly penalizing hospitals that serve a large proportion of African-Americans and those with more severe illness, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests.

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Nebraska Becomes 19th State to Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

On Tuesday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed into law legislation sponsored by State Senator Carol Blood (D-District 3) that makes Nebraska the 19th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). The IMLC aims to increase access to health care by expediting licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states.

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Ut Southwestern, Fatty Liver Disease, Obesity, Nafld, Pnpla3

Obesity Amplifies Genetic Risk of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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An international study based at UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by different metabolic pathways.

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Ut Southwestern, Ebola, Protein Structure, x-ray crystallography

Using 3-D Weapons of Science to Fight Infectious Diseases

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers collaborated with an international team of scientists to achieve a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.







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