2016 News Releases

Researchers find safety-net clinics are important options for minority, low-income populations, even those with health insurance coverage

Researchers find safety-net clinics are important options for minority, low-income populations, even those with health insurance coverage

 

Safety-net clinics are likely to continue to play a critical role in meeting the needs of insured minority and low-income populations despite expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

Data from full hospital stay not much better at predicting risk for readmission than data from first day

Data from full hospital stay not much better at predicting risk for readmission than data from first day

 

Culling more detailed clinical data from electronic health records throughout a hospital stay did not substantially improve predictions about who was more likely to be readmitted, an analysis by UT Southwestern researchers showed

Better hospital financial performance didn’t produce better patient outcomes

Better hospital financial performance didn’t produce better patient outcomes

 

How well a hospital performs financially is not associated with better clinical outcomes, based on results of a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center that examined hospital mortality and readmission rates.

Scientists identify structure of crucial enzyme in cell division

Scientists identify structure of crucial enzyme in cell division

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined the atomic structure of an enzyme that plays an essential role in cell division, the fundamental process that occurs countless times daily in many life forms on Earth.

Researchers find mutation that causes rare disease and confirm a role for nucleic acids in immune function

Researchers find mutation that causes rare disease and confirm a role for nucleic acids in immune function

 

UT Southwestern researchers have discovered a mutation that causes a rare systemic disorder known as X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder (XLPDR) and, significantly, the unexpected cellular mechanism by which the mutation causes the disease.

CRI researchers link absence of protein to liver tissue regeneration

CRI researchers link absence of protein to liver tissue regeneration

 

Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) report that inactivating a certain protein-coding gene promotes liver tissue regeneration in mammals.

Southwestern Health Resources names senior executive officers

Southwestern Health Resources names senior executive officers

 

Top regional health care leaders tapped to lead key elements of the integrated network formed by UT Southwestern and Texas Health

Lupus study shows precision medicine’s potential to define the genetics of autoimmune disease

Lupus study shows precision medicine’s potential to define the genetics of autoimmune disease

 

Demonstrating the potential of precision medicine, an international study based at UT Southwestern used next-generation DNA sequencing technology to identify more than 1,000 gene variants that affect susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Researchers find new cytoplasmic role for proteins linked to neurological diseases, cancers

Researchers find new cytoplasmic role for proteins linked to neurological diseases, cancers

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a second role for a class of RNA-binding proteins, revealing new insights about neurological diseases and conditions associated with this protein such as autism, epilepsy, and certain types of

UTSW researchers find increased risk of mild cognitive impairment following traumatic brain injury

UTSW researchers find increased risk of mild cognitive impairment following traumatic brain injury

 

Traumatic brain injury appears to be related to both increased risk and earlier onset of mild cognitive impairment, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.