2016 News Releases

Study seeks answer to whether mechanical pump can regenerate heart muscle

Study seeks answer to whether mechanical pump can regenerate heart muscle

 

Could heart muscle that’s been damaged by a heart attack be prompted to repair itself?

Researchers’ international study zeros in on gene that limits desire to drink alcohol

Researchers’ international study zeros in on gene that limits desire to drink alcohol

 

In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol.

CPRIT advances cancer research at UT Southwestern with new awards

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers recently received $5.8 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Dr. Eric Olson recognized for cutting-edge research into regenerative medicine and mentoring of future leaders

 

Dr. Eric Olson, Director of the Hamon Center and Chairman of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was recognized nationally and locally for his academic mentoring prowess, along with his pioneering research into tissue regeneration and gene editing.

Outreach to cirrhosis patients doubles early screening rates for deadly liver cancer on the rise

Outreach to cirrhosis patients doubles early screening rates for deadly liver cancer on the rise

 

Proactive outreach to cirrhosis patients in a safety net health system successfully doubled their screening rates for liver cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found.

Researchers report highest-resolution model to date of brain receptor behind marijuana’s high

Researchers report highest-resolution model to date of brain receptor behind marijuana’s high

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the most detailed 3-D structure to date of the brain receptor that binds and responds to the chemical at the root of marijuana’s high.

20-year cancer survivor is beating a second diagnosis: pancreatic cancer

20-year cancer survivor is beating a second diagnosis: pancreatic cancer

 

Ken Abernathy is very familiar with cancer. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1996 and managed his slow-growing disease until 2013, when he started having pains in the side of his abdomen.

Major artery more rigid in African-Americans, which may explain high rates of hypertension and heart disease

Major artery more rigid in African-Americans, which may explain high rates of hypertension and heart disease

 

African-Americans have more rigidity of the aorta, the major artery supplying oxygen-rich blood to the body, than Caucasians and Hispanics, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists.

‘Stomach pacemaker’ surgery allows Arkansas teen to savor life – and pizza – again

‘Stomach pacemaker’ surgery allows Arkansas teen to savor life – and pizza – again

 

Hunter Pye, 16, was a high school football player, a wrestler, and strong in academics as well. Life was rockin’ along great for the Little Rock teen – but then everything changed.

Southwestern Medical Center recognized with health care awards

Southwestern Medical Center recognized with health care awards

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received three major health care awards, including recognitions for being among the top 5 percent of hospitals on quality measures during 2016 and for top patient satisfaction scores.