2016 News Releases

Researchers determine 3-D atomic structure of cholesterol transporter

Researchers determine 3-D atomic structure of cholesterol transporter

 

Using X-ray crystallography, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined the 3-D atomic structure of a human sterol transporter that helps maintain cholesterol balance.

UTSW joins international, multicenter study examining effectiveness of different stroke treatments

UTSW joins international, multicenter study examining effectiveness of different stroke treatments

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has joined an international consortium of leading universities to study the effectiveness of various stroke treatments from the patient’s perspective.

Medical students honored by White House for hepatitis awareness efforts

Medical students honored by White House for hepatitis awareness efforts

 

A project by UTSW students is being recognized at a White House ceremony today for their outstanding commitment to increasing hepatitis awareness as part of the annual National Hepatitis Testing Day observance.

Surprising mechanism of acid reflux damage identified by UT Southwestern/Dallas VA researchers

Surprising mechanism of acid reflux damage identified by UT Southwestern/Dallas VA researchers

 

The “acid” in “acid reflux” may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas VA Medical Center.

2016 Passano Award recognizes groundbreaking cholesterol research by geneticists Hobbs, Cohen

2016 Passano Award recognizes groundbreaking cholesterol research by geneticists Hobbs, Cohen

 

Dr. Jonathan Cohen and Dr. Helen Hobbs have been awarded one of the nation’s highest honors in biomedical science for developing and applying transformative genetics techniques to the understanding of lipid metabolism related to heart disease.

New $17 million cryo-electron microscope center provides extraordinary views of life at atomic scale

New $17 million cryo-electron microscope center provides extraordinary views of life at atomic scale

 

At one of the country’s leading academic medical centers, it just became a lot easier to take a closer look.

Researchers identify new autism blood biomarker

Researchers identify new autism blood biomarker

 

“The blood biomarker reported here along with others we are testing can represent a useful test with over 80 percent accuracy in identifying ASD,” said Dr. Dwight German, study senior author and Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern.

Team identifies new function of genes linked to Fanconi anemia and certain types of cancer

Team identifies new function of genes linked to Fanconi anemia and certain types of cancer

 

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified an important new function of genes in the Fanconi anemia pathway – a finding that could have implications for development of new therapies to treat this disorder and some cancers.