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UTSW Leads 3 Studies That Are Largest Ever for Stimulant Use Disorders

by | Dec 30, 2023

Researchers at Dallas’ UT Southwestern Medical Center are leading three multicenter clinical trials focused on potential treatment for methamphetamine or cocaine addiction that are funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

UTSW said that hundreds of patients will participate in the trials at UT Southwestern and other sites across the country, making them the largest trials ever conducted for this purpose, Principal Investigator Madhukar Trivedi, M.D.,...

AI Can Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in How People Speak, New Study Shows
by | Apr 17, 2023
Subtle changes in the way people speak could help doctors diagnose cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease—even before symptoms begin to show.  That's according to a new study led UT Southwestern researcher Ihab Hajjar, M.D., working with a research team at Emory University in Atlanta. After being given standard cognitive assessments, 206 participants were asked to talk about an art work. Here's what happened next.
Discovery: Research Examines Sleep at Molecular Level, Scientist Studies Water Retention & Heart Failure
by | Jun 15, 2018
Also, a University of North Texas graduate student finds a way to protect nanoelectronics. Here are some of the research projects and people making strides in the North Texas research community.
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Concussions: Retired NFLers, Head Injury Patients May Benefit from New Brain Health Initiatives
by | Jun 5, 2018
A Syracuse, New York-based biosciences company bringing its innovative brain assessments to North Texas is just one example of the latest brain health initiatives in the area especially focused on the lasting consequences of concussions.
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Discovery: Disrupting Breast Cancer, Mapping Human Cells & Long-lasting Bioimplants

by | Nov 24, 2017
Researchers across North Texas are making breakthroughs and discoveries in the laboratories. Here are some of their stories.
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Study Looks at Wrist Device to Diagnose Sleep Apnea
by | Apr 25, 2017
UT Southwestern institute is part of a national effort looking at ways to diagnose the disorder in patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries.
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Study: Robot Can Help Diagnose Athlete’s Head Injury
by | Apr 5, 2017
The robot's camera would allow a distant neurologist to evaluate a player suspected of having a concussion.
Humans Could Benefit from Songbird Brain Research
by | Mar 14, 2017
Songbirds are the best animal to use because they share many of humans’ stages of vocal development.