2013 Article Archive

Study identifies potential new strategy to improve odds of corneal transplant acceptance

Study identifies potential new strategy to improve odds of corneal transplant acceptance

 

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate.

UTSW claims two Clinical Safety & Effectiveness awards

 

A pair of clinical teams from UT Southwestern Medical Center were recognized recently for significant results in improving health care outcomes.

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable, rare type of soft-tissue cancer

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable, rare type of soft-tissue cancer

 

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

More partnerships between doctors and hospitals strengthen coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries

More partnerships between doctors and hospitals strengthen coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries

 

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the U.S.

Researchers identify gene involved in response to cocaine

Researchers identify gene involved in response to cocaine

 

Neuroscience researchers have identified a gene that controls the response to cocaine by comparing closely related strains of mice often used to study addiction and behavior patterns.

Flu vaccine still viable option during holiday break

Flu vaccine still viable option during holiday break

 

Sudden onset of fever. Nausea. Body aches. Coughing. Sneezing. All these classic symptoms of flu are quickly spreading across offices, classrooms, and neighborhoods.

NIH grant funds national study on treatments for alcoholic hepatitis

NIH grant funds national study on treatments for alcoholic hepatitis

 

UT Southwestern has launched the local arm of a national, multicenter study aimed at finding more effective treatments for alcoholic hepatitis, a disease of the liver that often leads to cirrhosis and death in severe cases.

Regents honor Wildenthal as President Emeritus

Regents honor Wildenthal as President Emeritus

 

Dr. Kern Wildenthal, who served 22 years as UT Southwestern’s second President, has been named President Emeritus and Professor of Medicine Emeritus by the UT System Board of Regents.

Panel: Opportunity, mentorship can aid in gender equality

Panel: Opportunity, mentorship can aid in gender equality

 

Four UT Southwestern Medical Center leaders say that while

Research reaches new heights with NASA grant

Research reaches new heights with NASA grant

 

Dr. Justin Lawley has received a prestigious First Award Fellowship from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSRBI). The two-year fellowship will enable Dr. Lawley to conduct biomedical research with the aim of helping to protect the neurolo