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COVID; Discovery

COVID-19 and me: A global pandemic gets personal

UT Southwestern's Claire Aldridge was plunged headfirst into the COVID-19 pandemic when she and her family contracted the virus in early March. She shares her experience battling the novel coronavirus and then donating her plasma in hopes of helping others.

Cancer; Discovery

Immunotherapy and the marathon against melanoma: Terry's story

Immunotherapy has dramatically improved melanoma survival rates. In this week's MedBlog, Terry Hart tells his story of surviving advanced melanoma through immunotherapy.

COVID; Discovery

Searching for the Holy Grail of COVID-19

The world’s scientists and physicians, including many of at UT Southwestern, have rallied together to conduct clinical trials and research around COVID-19. David Greenberg, M.D., an infectious and geographic medicine expert, shares recent discoveries and offers a glimpse at what a vaccine might look like.

Discovery; Transplant

Cystic fibrosis breakthrough: 3-drug combo pill may benefit 90% of patients

A new 3-drug combo drug for cystic fibrosis has been approved by the FDA. TRIKAFTA offers life-changing treatment potential for approximately 90% of patients with the disease. In this MedBlog, discover who is eligible and how the drug works. Learn more.

Cancer; Discovery; Prevention

Precision medicine, immunotherapy drive largest single-year drop in cancer deaths

Cancer death rates have dropped nearly 30% since 1991, and more that 2% between 2016 and 2017 alone – the biggest one-year drop on record. The driver has been precision medicine, an approach that focuses on personalization and collaboration. Learn more now.

Discovery; Heart

Improving treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm – without open surgery

Abdominal aortic aneurysms take 15,000 lives in the U.S. each year. UT Southwestern is part of a clinical study to examine the effectiveness of a new device that may give more patients access to a less-invasive option to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. Learn more

Discovery; Heart; Prevention

Obesity and high blood pressure: How a supplement might break the link

Obesity is one of the main causes of high blood pressure, although the connection has not been well understood. But Philip Shaul, M.D., and colleagues recently discovered that changes in our sugar molecules might be the missing link – and a supplement might help break the link. Learn more.

Discovery

Acid Test

A rare couple in the lab world has developed a new way for surgeons to look at the tumors they need to remove.