July 2014

Ten UTSW researchers among 2014 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

Ten UTSW researchers among 2014 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

 

Ten UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are among the most highly cited researchers in the U.S., earning them a place on Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

Cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation

Cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.

Researchers uncover new brain pathways for understanding Type 2 diabetes and obesity

Researchers uncover new brain pathways for understanding Type 2 diabetes and obesity

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified neural pathways that increase understanding of how the brain regulates body weight, energy expenditure, and blood glucose levels.

Manipulation of key protein holds potential for development of drugs to fight obesity and diabetes

Manipulation of key protein holds potential for development of drugs to fight obesity and diabetes

 

A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

Cardiologists among elite group awarded millions to prevent heart disease

Cardiologists among elite group awarded millions to prevent heart disease

 

Researchers and clinicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are among a select group to receive inaugural funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) for work that takes aim at heart disease and stroke.

Researcher selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Researcher selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

 

Dr. Yunsun Nam, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is among 22 early-career researchers named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Molecular biology researcher selected for ASBMB Merck Award

Molecular biology researcher selected for ASBMB Merck Award

 

Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen has been named the 2015 recipient of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Merck Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology.

UT Southwestern among the “Most Wired,” thanks to technology designed for better patient care

UT Southwestern among the “Most Wired,” thanks to technology designed for better patient care

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is on the national “Most Wired” hospitals list for a fourth consecutive year.

MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients

MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients

 

Over a six-year period, the number of patients actively using MyChart each year increased five-fold, while the number of total logins each year increased more than 10-fold.

Sitting too much, not just lack of exercise, is detrimental to cardiovascular health

Sitting too much, not just lack of exercise, is detrimental to cardiovascular health

 

Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness levels.