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Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types

UTSW researchers who developed a nanoparticle vaccine for cancer immunotherapy include (l-r) Drs. Min Luo, Jinming Gao, Zhijian “James” Chen, Zhaohui Wang, and Hua Wang. DALLAS – April 24, 2017 – Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types. The nanovaccine consists of tumor antigens

Researchers amplify regeneration of spinal nerve cells

DALLAS – Oct. 11, 2016 – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers successfully boosted the regeneration of mature nerve cells in the spinal cords of adult mammals – an achievement that could one day translate into improved therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries. “This research lays the groundwork for regenerative medicine for spinal cord injuries. We

Research Reveals Safety, Effectiveness of Exercise in Treating Pulmonary Hypertension

Sep 08, 2015 06:10 am | Christine Traxler, MD Cardiology researchers out of UT Southwestern Medical Center recently revealed that moderate exercise is not only safe for those with pulmonary hypertension (PH) but that it improves the quality of life in these difficult-to-treat patients.  The study, which involved more than 400 patients with pulmonary hypertension, found

Cell that replenishes heart muscle found by researchers

DALLAS – June 22, 2015 –by Cathy Frisinger - Regenerative medicine researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a cell that replenishes adult heart muscle by using a new cell lineage-tracing technique they devised. Adult heart muscle is comprised of cells called cardiomyocytes. Most cardiomyocytes don’t replenish themselves after a heart attack or other significant heart

New gene editing method shows promising results for correcting muscular dystrophy

Medical XPress, Provided by UT Southwestern Medical Center ~ August 14, 2014 Researchers used a technique called CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, which can precisely remove a mutation in DNA, allowing the body's DNA repair mechanisms to replace it with a normal copy of the gene. The benefit of this over other gene therapy techniques is that