2016 News Releases

Light reflectance technique improves ability to remove prostate cancer during surgery

Light reflectance technique improves ability to remove prostate cancer during surgery

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, a finding that may lead to real-time tissue analysis during prostate

PCSK9-inhibitor drug class that grew out of UTSW research becomes a game-changer for patient with extremely high cholesterol

PCSK9-inhibitor drug class that grew out of UTSW research becomes a game-changer for patient with extremely high cholesterol

 

A 59-year-old heart patient with dangerously high levels of cholesterol that could not be adequately reduced by statin drugs now has near-normal cholesterol levels, thanks to a new class of drugs that grew out of work done by UTSW researchers.

Researchers build powerful 3-D microscope, create images of cancer cells in controlled microenvironments

Researchers build powerful 3-D microscope, create images of cancer cells in controlled microenvironments

 

Researchers have designed and built a microscope capable of creating high-resolution, 3-D images of living cancer cells in realistic, controllable microenvironments.

Neuroscientist awarded Sloan Research Fellowship for insights into memory storage and retrieval

Neuroscientist awarded Sloan Research Fellowship for insights into memory storage and retrieval

 

Dr. Brad Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and a Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in Neuroscience.

Renowned foot specialist selected to lead Orthopaedic Surgery Department

Renowned foot specialist selected to lead Orthopaedic Surgery Department

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has selected Dr. Dane Wukich, a nationally renowned foot and ankle specialist, educator, lecturer, and researcher, to become the third Chairman of UT Southwestern’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, following a rigorous n

Scientists find potential treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia

Scientists find potential treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified synthetic RNA and DNA that reverses the protein deficiency causing Friedreich’s ataxia, a neurological disease for which there is currently no cure.

Nanoparticle therapy that uses LDL and fish oil kills liver cancer cells

Nanoparticle therapy that uses LDL and fish oil kills liver cancer cells

 

An experimental nanoparticle therapy that combines low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and fish oil preferentially kills primary liver cancer cells without harming healthy cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

UTSW recognized for innovative system to help ensure best practices, quality care for patients

UTSW recognized for innovative system to help ensure best practices, quality care for patients

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received the 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator of the Year Award for developing a comprehensive and agile system to identify, track, and report clinical quality and patient-reported outcomes across all ambulatory cli

Children’s Research Institute develops innovative approach for identifying processes that fuel tumor growth in lung cancer patients

Children’s Research Institute develops innovative approach for identifying processes that fuel tumor growth in lung cancer patients

 

Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have pioneered a new method for conducting in-depth research on malignant tumors in patients, in the process discovering new complexities underlying cancer biology a

Drug that could aid in vaccine development activates innate immune system in a novel way

Drug that could aid in vaccine development activates innate immune system in a novel way

 

A new drug with the potential to aid in vaccine development has been identified by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.