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Drop in temperature may explain the increase in dry eye suffering

Springtime may be just what the doctor orders for individuals suffering from dry eye condition, a disorder resulting from insufficient tear production or altered tear film composition. According to a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & ...

Dutasteride not a cost-effective way to prevent prostate cancer in some...

DALLAS -- Feb. 8, 2011 -- The popular drug dutasteride may not be a cost-effective way to prevent prostate cancer in men who are at elevated risk of developing the disease, according to findings by a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher. I...

Researchers lead search for better drug-addiction treatments

DALLAS -- Feb. 3, 2011 -- UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatry researchers are leading the Texas arm of a national network that conducts clinical trials aimed at finding effective treatments for drug addiction. More than 100 community treat...

New method attacks bacterial infections on contact lenses

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new method to fight bacterial infections associated with contact lenses. The method may also have applications for bacterial infe...

Rodents were diverse and abundant in prehistoric Africa when our human...

Rodents get a bad rap as vermin and pests because they seem to thrive everywhere. They have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years. From deserts to rainforests, rodents flourished in prehistoric Africa, m...

Study finds anti-microbials a common cause of drug-induced liver injury and...

New research shows that anti-microbial medications are a common cause of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) leading to acute liver failure (ALF), with women and minorities disproportionately affected. While ALF evolves slowly, once it does occur a spo...

Circuit regulating anti-diabetic actions of serotonin uncovered by UT Southwestern researchers

DALLAS -- Nov. 11, 2010 -- New findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that serotonin -- a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep -- might also have anti-diabetic properties. The findings, app...

Researchers discover important link between adrenal gland hormone and brain in...

DALLAS -- Nov. 9, 2010 -- A hormone already responsible for increasing blood pressure by prompting the kidneys to retain salt appears to moonlight as a major stimulator of the brain centers that control the vascular system and blood pressure. Re...

Heat acclimation benefits athletic performance

Turning up the heat might be the best thing for athletes competing in cool weather, according to a new study by human physiology researchers at the University of Oregon. Published in the October issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology, the pape...

Boozers are becoming the norm

More people are drinking than 20 years ago, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center analysis of national alcohol consumption patterns. Gathered...

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