2016 News Releases

Sedentary lifestyle associated with coronary artery calcium, Dallas Heart Study researchers find

Sedentary lifestyle associated with coronary artery calcium, Dallas Heart Study researchers find

 

Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behavior is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in heart arteries, which in turn is associated with a higher risk of heart attack.

Head impacts from single season of high school football produce measurable change in brain cells

Head impacts from single season of high school football produce measurable change in brain cells

 

Repeated impacts to the heads of high school football players cause measurable changes in their brains, even when no concussion occurs.

Research in liver cancer, tissue regeneration at Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern garners Stand Up To Cancer grant

Research in liver cancer, tissue regeneration at Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern garners Stand Up To Cancer grant

 

Dr. Hao Zhu, Assistant Professor of Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), is one of 10 researchers in the nation to receive a Stand Up To Cancer grant to further his studies of a gene whose absence protects mice against

Two surgical teams perform rare lung-liver transplant, a first in north Texas and only 75th nationally

Two surgical teams perform rare lung-liver transplant, a first in north Texas and only 75th nationally

 

Josiah Ferrell of Gainesville is now able to walk outside without the oxygen tank he has carried around 24 hours a day and breathe in the fresh air of the outdoors for the first time in about two years.

Plastic surgeons develop innovative microsurgery technique for reconstructing breast after mastectomy

Plastic surgeons develop innovative microsurgery technique for reconstructing breast after mastectomy

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have developed a new breast reconstruction technique that combines advantages of two different types of microsurgical procedures using abdominal and other tissue to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy.

Research shows 98% cure rate for prostate cancer using Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Research shows 98% cure rate for prostate cancer using Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

 

The study – the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer – found a 98.6 percent cure rate with SBRT, a noninvasive form of radiation treatment that involves high-dose radiation beams intersecting at the desired

Researchers identify enzyme link between excessive heart muscle growth, cancer growth

Researchers identify enzyme link between excessive heart muscle growth, cancer growth

 

UTSW cardiology researchers have identified molecular ties between the growth of cancer cells and heart cells that suggest existing cancer drugs may be able to help those with enlarged heart cells – a condition that can lead to heart attacks and stroke.

Urologist first in DFW to use FDA-approved steam procedure to shrink enlarged prostate

Urologist first in DFW to use FDA-approved steam procedure to shrink enlarged prostate

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center urologists are the first in North Texas to perform a new FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure that shrinks an enlarged prostate gland using steam.

Common prostate cancer treatments suppress immune response and may promote relapse

Common prostate cancer treatments suppress immune response and may promote relapse

 

Prostate cancer patients and their doctors may want to think twice about the best timing for chemotherapy or radiation therapy in conjunction with a common nonsurgical treatment, based on international research findings led by UT Southwestern Medical Cent

CRI scientists find novel metabolic twist that drives cancer survival

CRI scientists find novel metabolic twist that drives cancer survival

 

Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have identified a novel metabolic pathway that helps cancer cells thrive in conditions that are lethal to normal cells.