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Researchers Successfully Halt Progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Preclinical Trial

In the first major finding from the UT Southwestern Wellstone Center, researchers were able to successfully stop the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice.  The team of scientists employed a gene-editing technique which, if safely scaled up for DMD patients, could lead to one of the first effective …

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Study Finds Hormone in Liver that Regulates Preferences for Alcohol and Sugar

In a recent study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, researchers discovered a certain hormone in the liver with the ability to alter one’s preference for alcoholic and sweet substances.  Known as the fibroblast growth factor 21, or “FGF21,” the hormone is typically activated in the brain’s reward system by extreme cold temperatures, sudden …

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