2016 Article Archive

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

 

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network is one of the ACOs that shared savings.

Research identifies protein that promotes the breakdown of fat, potentially leading to new diabetes treatments

Research identifies protein that promotes the breakdown of fat, potentially leading to new diabetes treatments

 

The study reports a new role for the protein, Perilipin 5, in the cell nucleus as a regulator of fat metabolism.

CPRIT awards $9.6 million for UTSW projects in cancer treatments, screening, and genetics research

CPRIT awards $9.6 million for UTSW projects in cancer treatments, screening, and genetics research

 

Six new cancer research projects involving treatment, prevention, outreach, and genetics recently received a total of $9.6 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Blocking release of the hormone ghrelin may mediate low blood sugar effect in children taking beta blockers

Blocking release of the hormone ghrelin may mediate low blood sugar effect in children taking beta blockers

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unknown role of a cellular signaling molecule involved in release of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, a finding that could have implications for optimal treatment of children taking beta blockers.

Novel MRI technique distinguishes healthy prostate tissue from cancer using zinc

Novel MRI technique distinguishes healthy prostate tissue from cancer using zinc

 

A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined.

Accelerating the development of discoveries from bench to bedside

Accelerating the development of discoveries from bench to bedside

 

New director in the Office for Technology Development aims to bridge the funding gap in preclinical discovery.

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients

 

The study, published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, gives new insight to specific aspects of depression that are not commonly evaluated, including work productivity, cognitive function, and motivation.

Expanded role of PARP proteins opens the door to explore new therapeutic targets in cancer, other diseases

Expanded role of PARP proteins opens the door to explore new therapeutic targets in cancer, other diseases

 

Using technology they developed, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a previously unknown role of a certain class of proteins: as regulators of gene activity and RNA processing.

Esteemed psychiatrist Thornton selected for Watson Award

Esteemed psychiatrist Thornton selected for Watson Award

 

Dr. William Laurence “Larry” Thornton, Professor of Psychiatry, has been selected to receive the 2016 Patricia and William L. Watson, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine.

Chaos, and care: Dallas shooting again places UTSW critical care doctors serving at Parkland in national spotlight

Chaos, and care: Dallas shooting again places UTSW critical care doctors serving at Parkland in national spotlight

 

On the night of July 7, trauma surgeons from UT Southwestern Medical Center found themselves thrust into the center of another local and national crisis.