2016 News Releases

Unexpected UTSW finding links cell division, glucose, and insulin

Unexpected UTSW finding links cell division, glucose, and insulin

 

Proteins that play key roles in the timing of cell division also moonlight in regulating blood sugar levels, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging

New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.

Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results, research shows

Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results, research shows

 

People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results – even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that do

UTSW University Hospital CEO Dr. John Warner named President-Elect of the American Heart Association

UTSW University Hospital CEO Dr. John Warner named President-Elect of the American Heart Association

 

Dr. John J. Warner will become President-Elect of the American Heart Association on July 1 for 2016-2017, then serve as President of the AHA for the 2017-2018 year.

Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally

Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally

 

The heart is the only muscle that contracts and relaxes continuously over a lifetime to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body’s organs.

UT Zika research leading global efforts

UT Zika research leading global efforts

 

As the Zika virus continues to spread around the world, Latin American countries most affected by the mosquito-borne disease are employing the expertise of researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to fight the deadly epidemic.

Texan is first adult in U.S. to receive updated stem cell transplant for leukemia treatment

Texan is first adult in U.S. to receive updated stem cell transplant for leukemia treatment

 

Texan Chuck Dandridge became the first adult in the U.S. to receive a newly modified stem cell transplant that uses genetically engineered blood cells from a family member, announced researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comp

Cancer researchers find up to one-quarter of lung cancer patients may be ineligible for immunotherapy

Cancer researchers find up to one-quarter of lung cancer patients may be ineligible for immunotherapy

 

A significant proportion of lung cancer patients also have autoimmune disease, which may make them unsuitable for increasingly popular immunotherapy treatments, a team of researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.

Study shows Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection

Study shows Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection

 

The mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to microcephaly and other neurological problems in newborns of affected mothers directly infects the brain progenitor cells destined to become neurons, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study publi

UTSW physicians first in Texas to transplant lungs using new technology to make more organs viable

UTSW physicians first in Texas to transplant lungs using new technology to make more organs viable

 

Transplant surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have performed the first lung transplant in Texas using donated lungs treated with new technology known as ex-vivo lung perfusion.