Research Highlights

Research Highlight: Advance in synthetic chemistry should aid drug development


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and collaborators report a significant advance in the synthesis of nitrogen-containing chemical compounds, which represent a majority of chemicals.

Research Highlight: Scientists pinpoint molecule that may strengthen body’s immune response


Researchers have identified a molecule in the skin that could strengthen the body’s immune response by repairing the thymus.

Research Highlight: Targeting molecules that replenish brain cells


Researchers at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have identified a set of molecules that can be manipulated to promote the regeneration of neural stem cells crucial for learning and memory.

PIAS1 may offer new targets for blood cancer therapies


Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center have been able to characterize interactions inside cells that they hope could lead to targeted treatments for lymphomas and other blood cancers.

Stroke prevention drugs can improve survival after stroke, study finds


Blood-thinning drugs designed to prevent stroke can help improve survival chances if strokes do occur, according to a national study involving UT Southwestern.

Deadly flatworm’s skin rejuvenation may explain long-term survival in humans, UT Southwestern scientists find


A parasitic flatworm that infects hundreds of millions of people in the developing world is able to survive in the bloodstream for decades by constantly renewing its skin – a mechanism that could inform potential new treatments against infection.

Testing for genetic mutations that raise cholesterol could benefit some patients


Testing for genetic mutations that cause severe elevations of cholesterol in the blood could benefit women with familial hypercholesterolemia, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

Short-term stress, hydrocortisone use can harm memory


Short-term stress or short-term use of hydrocortisone may impair memory, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists.

Otolaryngologists develop technique for septal perforation repair


A team of UT Southwestern researchers in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has developed a new, tension-free technique to repair perforated septa.