UTD Researchers Link High-Fat Diets with Chronic Pain in Mice

by | Nov 21, 2022
“This study indicates you don’t need obesity to trigger pain; you don’t need diabetes; you don’t need a pathology or injury at all," says UTD researcher Dr. Michael Burton. "Eating a high-fat diet for a short period of time is enough." The finding could lead to further research on the impact of high-fat diets on chronic pain, a key component of the opioid epidemic—and potentially pharmacological solutions.
Dallas’ Yumlish Partners With the American Diabetes Association to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in High Risk Groups
by | Apr 13, 2021
As part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program—a program led by the CDC with years of already evident success—Yumlish will join a network committed to bringing culturally-relevant nutrition education to high-risk, underserved populations in the U.S., particularly Hispanic and Latino communities.
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STUDY: If You’re Obese, Being Young May Not Protect You From COVID-19, UTSW Researchers Find
by | Nov 17, 2020
People under age 50 are "more likely to be hospitalized, need a ventilator, and die from COVID-19 if they're severely obese," a new study says.
How Cooling Shoes Insoles From UTSW Scientists Could Heal Diabetic’s Heels
by | Jun 23, 2020
The recently developed cooling shoe device greatly decreases foot temperatures, lowering a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers.

‘Vision for Life’: Richardson Startup Evergaze Chosen for National MedTech Program

by | Jun 26, 2019
The optical technology startup aims to improve the lives of millions of people suffering from severe vision loss due to macular degeneration or diabetes. It was one of 50 selected for MedTech Innovator's 2019 Accelerator and Showcase program—and the only one from North Texas—out of 800 applicants.
R&D: Helping Moms of Premies Battle Depression, PTSD; Common Diabetes Drug Cracks Chronic Pain
by | Oct 19, 2018
Also, you'll learn about an UT Southwestern scientist winning a $3 million award, and how MyndVR is promoting research into VR's medical role. Here are some of the research projects underway in North Texas that could make lives better.
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Discovery: Targeting Cancer Stem Cells, UTA Chemist Honored as Distinguished Scientist
by | Mar 2, 2018
Scientists and researchers in Dallas-Fort Worth are doing important work that improves our lives, our health, and our world. Here are some of their stories.
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Addison Nonprofit Behind PBS Film Highlighting Dietary, Health Issues of Native Americans
by | Dec 6, 2017
The documentary, hosted by actor James Earl Jones, explores the Native American Food Movement and its efforts in addressing food insecurity.