2014 Article Archive

Researchers target the cell’s ‘biological clock’ in promising new therapy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumor growth

Researchers target the cell’s ‘biological clock’ in promising new therapy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumor growth

 

Cell biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have targeted telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thiodG that takes advantage of the cell’s ‘biological clock’ to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients

 

A clinical trial that combined stereotactic body radiation therapy with a specific chemotherapy regimen more than doubled survival rates for certain stage 4 lung cancer patients

Researchers confirm whole-genome sequencing can successfully identify cancer-related mutations

Researchers confirm whole-genome sequencing can successfully identify cancer-related mutations

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have demonstrated that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients’ risk for hereditary cancer.

De Brabander among Advancement of Science group’s new Fellows

De Brabander among Advancement of Science group’s new Fellows

 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently announced the selection of UT Southwestern Medical Center Professor of Biochemistry Dr. Jef K. De Brabander as a Fellow.

Moore named VP for Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Moore named VP for Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has announced the appointment of Steve Moore as Vice President for Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs.

HEAL-ing a leaky pipeline

HEAL-ing a leaky pipeline

 

A year ago, Dr. Olutoyosi “Toy” Ogunkua, now a third-year resident in anesthesiology, was interested in meeting other trainees particularly those outside his specialty. Then, he found his way to HEAL.

Distinguished Chair honoring Dr. Alfred G. Gilman created

Distinguished Chair honoring Dr. Alfred G. Gilman created

 

The UT System Board of Regents has approved creation of the Alfred G. Gilman Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology, which honors the 1994 Nobel Laureate’s numerous contributions to UT Southwestern Medical Center.

National trial first to focus on long-term complications associated with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension

National trial first to focus on long-term complications associated with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension

 

UT Southwestern will lead the first National Institutes of Health-funded, multicenter, clinical trial to address interventions for patients with multiple chronic conditions centered around kidney disease.

Neuro-oncologists discover cancer cells can burn acetate for fuel

Neuro-oncologists discover cancer cells can burn acetate for fuel

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered that brain tumors are capable of burning acetate for fuel, providing a new potential target for halting tumor growth.

Real-time radiation monitor can reduce radiation exposure for medical workers

Real-time radiation monitor can reduce radiation exposure for medical workers

 

A “real-time” radiation monitor that alerts by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterization procedures significantly reduces the amount of exposure that medical workers receive, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers fo