2014 News Releases

Researchers target the cell’s ‘biological clock’ in promising new therapy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumor growth

Researchers target the cell’s ‘biological clock’ in promising new therapy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumor growth

 

Cell biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have targeted telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thiodG that takes advantage of the cell’s ‘biological clock’ to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients

 

A clinical trial that combined stereotactic body radiation therapy with a specific chemotherapy regimen more than doubled survival rates for certain stage 4 lung cancer patients

Researchers confirm whole-genome sequencing can successfully identify cancer-related mutations

Researchers confirm whole-genome sequencing can successfully identify cancer-related mutations

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have demonstrated that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients’ risk for hereditary cancer.

National trial first to focus on long-term complications associated with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension

National trial first to focus on long-term complications associated with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension

 

UT Southwestern will lead the first National Institutes of Health-funded, multicenter, clinical trial to address interventions for patients with multiple chronic conditions centered around kidney disease.

Scientists identify new and beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response

Scientists identify new and beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, found that endogenous retroviruses (ERV) play a critical role in the body’s immune defense against common bacterial and viral pathogens.

Neuro-oncologists discover cancer cells can burn acetate for fuel

Neuro-oncologists discover cancer cells can burn acetate for fuel

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered that brain tumors are capable of burning acetate for fuel, providing a new potential target for halting tumor growth.

Real-time radiation monitor can reduce radiation exposure for medical workers

Real-time radiation monitor can reduce radiation exposure for medical workers

 

A “real-time” radiation monitor that alerts by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterization procedures significantly reduces the amount of exposure that medical workers receive, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers fo

Researchers identify a therapeutic strategy that may treat a childhood neurological disorder

Researchers identify a therapeutic strategy that may treat a childhood neurological disorder

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a possible therapy to treat neurofibromatosis type 1 or NF1.

Signaling mechanism could be target for survival, growth of tumor cells in brain cancer

Signaling mechanism could be target for survival, growth of tumor cells in brain cancer

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target.

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital opens

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital opens

 

Approximately 200 patients safely moved to innovative facility, marking new era in clinical care.