2016 Article Archive

Low-oxygen environment leads to heart regeneration in mice, UTSW research shows

Low-oxygen environment leads to heart regeneration in mice, UTSW research shows

 

Normal, healthy heart muscle is well-supplied with oxygen-rich blood. But UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists have been able to regenerate heart muscle by placing mice in an extremely low-oxygen environment.

Study: Structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, rate of progression

Study: Structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, rate of progression

 

The distinct structures of toxic protein aggregates that form in degenerating brains determine which type of dementia will occur, which regions of brain will be affected, and how quickly the disease will spread, according to a study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.

Regenerative medicine scientists get the Upperhand in biological pathway that leads to heart formation

Regenerative medicine scientists get the Upperhand in biological pathway that leads to heart formation

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine have identified a pathway essential to heart formation and, in the process, unveiled a mechanism that may explain how some previously puzzling segments of the genome work.

Back pain led to kidney cancer diagnosis for survivor turned advocate

Back pain led to kidney cancer diagnosis for survivor turned advocate

 

Four years ago, Merlinda Chelette was a hardworking ER nurse who suffered from excruciating back pain. When it became too painful to bear, she initially sought chiropractic care, but the pain got worse.

National study tests theory that exercise, lowering cholesterol can help prevent Alzheimer’s

National study tests theory that exercise, lowering cholesterol can help prevent Alzheimer’s

 

Carol White can’t help but worry when she misplaces keys or can’t recall a name ever since relatives have been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.

Study links small RNA molecule to pregnancy complication
New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

 

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a precursor to colon cancer, while sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer biologists have demonstrated.

Researcher receives prestigious NIH award

Researcher receives prestigious NIH award

 

The Transformative Research Award – one of four award categories – promotes cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches in research with potential to create or challenge existing paradigms.

Imaging with new biomarker tracks tumor progression, response to treatment for common brain cancer

Imaging with new biomarker tracks tumor progression, response to treatment for common brain cancer

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically mutated brain cancer.

Researchers amplify regeneration of spinal nerve cells

Researchers amplify regeneration of spinal nerve cells

 

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.