2016 Article Archive

Unexpected UTSW finding links cell division, glucose, and insulin

Unexpected UTSW finding links cell division, glucose, and insulin

 

Proteins that play key roles in the timing of cell division also moonlight in regulating blood sugar levels, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging

New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.

Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results, research shows

Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results, research shows

 

People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results – even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that do

UTSW University Hospital CEO Dr. John Warner named President-Elect of the American Heart Association

UTSW University Hospital CEO Dr. John Warner named President-Elect of the American Heart Association

 

Dr. John J. Warner will become President-Elect of the American Heart Association on July 1 for 2016-2017, then serve as President of the AHA for the 2017-2018 year.

Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally

Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally

 

The heart is the only muscle that contracts and relaxes continuously over a lifetime to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body’s organs.

UT Zika research leading global efforts

UT Zika research leading global efforts

 

As the Zika virus continues to spread around the world, Latin American countries most affected by the mosquito-borne disease are employing the expertise of researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to fight the deadly epidemic.

SWAT’s Education Week delivers messaging tips, campus events

SWAT’s Education Week delivers messaging tips, campus events

 

Speaking to attendees of the SWAT Educational Symposium, Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss said educators need to understand that learning to “distill your message” can make a critical difference in reaching an audience.

Mitosis discovery helps Genetics, Development and Disease researcher Ji win 2016 recognition

Mitosis discovery helps Genetics, Development and Disease researcher Ji win 2016 recognition

 

Six years ago, Zhejian Ji left his native China for the first time and traveled to Texas in pursuit of a lifelong goal – to become a scientist.

Molecular Biophysics student Geyer receives elite P.E.O. Scholar Award

Molecular Biophysics student Geyer receives elite P.E.O. Scholar Award

 

Elisabeth Geyer, a third-year student in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received a P.E.O. Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization, which annually provides awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral le

TMA recognizes faculty with Excellence in Academic Medicine awards

TMA recognizes faculty with Excellence in Academic Medicine awards

 

Dr. Lynne Kirk, Professor of Internal Medicine and of Family and Community Medicine, has received the 2015-2016 Platinum Award, the top honor in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine program.