2013 News Releases

Study identifies potential new strategy to improve odds of corneal transplant acceptance

Study identifies potential new strategy to improve odds of corneal transplant acceptance

 

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate.

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable, rare type of soft-tissue cancer

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable, rare type of soft-tissue cancer

 

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

More partnerships between doctors and hospitals strengthen coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries

More partnerships between doctors and hospitals strengthen coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries

 

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the U.S.

Researchers identify gene involved in response to cocaine

Researchers identify gene involved in response to cocaine

 

Neuroscience researchers have identified a gene that controls the response to cocaine by comparing closely related strains of mice often used to study addiction and behavior patterns.

Flu vaccine still viable option during holiday break

Flu vaccine still viable option during holiday break

 

Sudden onset of fever. Nausea. Body aches. Coughing. Sneezing. All these classic symptoms of flu are quickly spreading across offices, classrooms, and neighborhoods.

NIH grant funds national study on treatments for alcoholic hepatitis

NIH grant funds national study on treatments for alcoholic hepatitis

 

UT Southwestern has launched the local arm of a national, multicenter study aimed at finding more effective treatments for alcoholic hepatitis, a disease of the liver that often leads to cirrhosis and death in severe cases.

Bruick honored as rising star in Texas research

Bruick honored as rising star in Texas research

 

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) selected Dr. Richard Bruick, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, as one of four recipients of the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards.

Zale Lipshy University Hospital recognized for patient satisfaction

Zale Lipshy University Hospital recognized for patient satisfaction

 

Zale Lipshy University Hospital at UT Southwestern Medical Center received the 2013 Press Ganey Beacon of Excellence Award for patient satisfaction.

UT Southwestern to present more than 80 abstracts at American Heart Association conference

UT Southwestern to present more than 80 abstracts at American Heart Association conference

 

More than 50 UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiovascular researchers and clinicians will present approximately 80 abstracts at the American Heart Association 2013 Scientific Sessions November 17-19 in Dallas.

Discovery could accelerate body's response to infection, autoimmune disorders

Discovery could accelerate body's response to infection, autoimmune disorders

 

Researchers report that disrupting the light-dark cycle of mice increased their susceptibility to inflammatory disease, indicating that the production of a key immune cell is controlled by the body's circadian clock.