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Enzyme could be major driver of preeclampsia

 

A new study by UT Southwestern scientists indicates that an enzyme called protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A) appears to be a major driver of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by the development of high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine.

UTSW is a founding member of new sickle cell clinical trials network

 

In a move that will increase access and efficiency of clinical trials for patients with sickle cell disease.

UTSW physician volunteering at Tokyo Olympics

 

Dr. Stephanie Tow, M.D., completed her first week of providing volunteer care at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

New NIH grant supports ongoing UTSW investigation of debilitating complications of blood clots in teens

 

UT Southwestern will lead a multicenter investigation into why children and young adults experience decreased physical activity and shortness of breath after experiencing blood clots, thanks to a four-year $2.97 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Laser procedure offers advantages for rare pediatric epilepsy surgery

 

Using a laser for a rare brain surgery to treat drop seizures, which cause a child with epilepsy to suddenly fall, holds some advantages over a traditional open craniotomy

Helping childhood-onset lupus patients stay healthy as adults

 

UT Southwestern researchers have identified factors that put patients with childhood-onset lupus at elevated risk for poor outcomes, such as end-stage renal disease or death, as they transition from pediatric to adult health care.

Speeding treatment for urinary tract infections in children

 

A study led by UT Southwestern and Children’s Health researchers defines parameters for the number of white blood cells that must be present in children’s urine at different concentrations to suggest a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Scientists identify cells responsible for liver tissue maintenance and regeneration

 

While the amazing regenerative power of the liver has been known since ancient times, the cells responsible for maintaining and replenishing the liver have remained a mystery.

Researchers use machine learning to identify autism blood biomarkers

 

Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies sooner.

Researchers identify mechanism by which exercise strengthens bones and immunity

 

Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have identified the specialized environment, known as a niche, in the bone marrow where new bone and immune cells are produced.