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UTSW researcher wins biochemistry award

UTSW researcher wins biochemistry award

Months after earning a seat on the National Academy of Sciences, UT Southwestern researcher Dr. James Chen has won the 2015 Merck Award honoring him for his work in biochemistry and molecular biology. Read More

Heart Cells Transformed Into 'Biological Pacemaker'

Heart Cells Transformed Into 'Biological Pacemaker'

The new findings "represent a critical step toward potentially filling an important clinical niche and provide an encouraging indication that a biological pacemaker might eventually be ready for human translation," wrote Drs. Nikhil Munshi and Eric Olson Read More

Gene Therapy Is Used to Adjust Pigs’ Heartbeat

Gene Therapy Is Used to Adjust Pigs’ Heartbeat

Two others — using stem cells and targeting ion channels — have also shown promise, said Dr. Nikhil Munshi, a cardiovascular researcher at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, who wrote a commentary on the study. Read More

Smart woman: Breaking down barriers

Smart woman: Breaking down barriers

It isn’t unusual to see a female surgeon like Dr. Coyner, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, but what is unusual is her specialty: orthopaedics. Fewer than seven percent of all orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. are women Read More

5 Healthy habits that regulate your appetite

5 Healthy habits that regulate your appetite

One study from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that too little sleep triggered excessive eating and weight gain, and getting more sleep slashed the consumption of carbs and fat, leading to weight loss. Read More