2016 News Releases

Researchers identify process cells use to destroy damaged organelles with links to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging

Researchers identify process cells use to destroy damaged organelles with links to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the mechanism that cells use to find and destroy an organelle called mitochondria that, when damaged, may lead to genetic problems, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory disease, and aging.

First heart-liver transplant at UT Southwestern saves life of singer diagnosed with rare genetic metabolic disease

First heart-liver transplant at UT Southwestern saves life of singer diagnosed with rare genetic metabolic disease

 

Transplant surgeons recently performed their first heart/liver transplant at UT Southwestern Medical Center – saving the life of a singer/musician from a small Texas town.

Stormie Jones: The world’s first heart-liver transplant with a UT Southwestern connection

Stormie Jones: The world’s first heart-liver transplant with a UT Southwestern connection

 

Transplant surgeons recently performed UT Southwestern Medical Center’s first heart/liver transplant – saving the life of a singer/musician from a small Texas town.

Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery

Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have invented a transistor-like threshold sensor that can illuminate cancer tissue, helping surgeons more accurately distinguish cancerous from normal tissue.

UT Southwestern study identifies a way to prevent burn injury infection – without antibiotics

UT Southwestern study identifies a way to prevent burn injury infection – without antibiotics

 

A new way to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria by blinding them rather than killing them proved highly effective in a model of burn injuries, UT Southwestern Medical Center research shows.

UT Southwestern’s Tamminga receives national award for creating new method of classifying psychosis

UT Southwestern’s Tamminga receives national award for creating new method of classifying psychosis

 

Dr. Carol Tamminga, Chairman of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received the American Psychiatric Association’s top research award for creating a new system of classifying various forms of psychosis based on biological indicators, and contributing to better understanding their neural mechanisms.

Researchers discover genetic clue to why people develop disease as they age

Researchers discover genetic clue to why people develop disease as they age

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a key to how the telomerase gene TERT influences the development of disease, opening up the possibility of treatment for some cancers and certain diseases that currently have no treatment options.

UTSW scientists invent new way to see proteins in motion

UTSW scientists invent new way to see proteins in motion

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers developed a new imaging technique that makes X-ray images of proteins as they move in response to electric field pulses.

CRI scientists discover new bone-forming growth factor that reverses osteoporosis in mice

CRI scientists discover new bone-forming growth factor that reverses osteoporosis in mice

 

A team of scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) discovered a new bone-forming growth factor, Osteolectin (Clec11a), which reverses osteoporosis in mice and has implications for regenerative medicine.

Nation’s largest state effort to track concussions in youth athletes under way in Texas

Nation’s largest state effort to track concussions in youth athletes under way in Texas

 

The nation’s largest statewide effort to track concussions among youth athletes is under way in Texas with the launch of a registry designed to assess the prevalence of brain injuries in high school sports.