Study: People with low health literacy don’t find health apps helpful

October 25, 2016

Health and wellness technology is everywhere — fitbit apps, patient portals and nutrition trackers —­ but a new study by UT researchers shows that this technology might not be helping the people who need it the most: those who have a hard time understanding health information.

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UT Research Institute Will Focus on Genetic Variation in Medicine

September 7, 2016

Next summer, a short-term UT research institute will teach scientists about the new field of precision medicine.

In May, a pop-up institute involving the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Liberal Arts and the Dell Medical School will help researchers from diverse fields explore precision medicine, where treatment is customized for individual patients.

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UT Southwestern Researcher Creates Molecule to Fix Genetic Mutation

April 1, 2016

A synthetic molecule developed by UT Southwestern research scientist David Corey’s laboratory may soon treat a rare, incurable genetic disease.

Friedreich’s ataxia is a progressive genetic neuromuscular disease that causes chronic fatigue, balance issues, slurred speech and eventually fatal heart problems. The Corey Lab is working on a treatment to bring hope to patients affected by FA.

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