2016 News Releases

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

 

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network is one of the ACOs that shared savings.

Research identifies protein that promotes the breakdown of fat, potentially leading to new diabetes treatments

Research identifies protein that promotes the breakdown of fat, potentially leading to new diabetes treatments

 

The study reports a new role for the protein, Perilipin 5, in the cell nucleus as a regulator of fat metabolism.

CPRIT awards $9.6 million for UTSW projects in cancer treatments, screening, and genetics research

CPRIT awards $9.6 million for UTSW projects in cancer treatments, screening, and genetics research

 

Six new cancer research projects involving treatment, prevention, outreach, and genetics recently received a total of $9.6 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Blocking release of the hormone ghrelin may mediate low blood sugar effect in children taking beta blockers

Blocking release of the hormone ghrelin may mediate low blood sugar effect in children taking beta blockers

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unknown role of a cellular signaling molecule involved in release of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, a finding that could have implications for optimal treatment of children taking beta blockers.

Novel MRI technique distinguishes healthy prostate tissue from cancer using zinc

Novel MRI technique distinguishes healthy prostate tissue from cancer using zinc

 

A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined.

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients

 

The study, published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, gives new insight to specific aspects of depression that are not commonly evaluated, including work productivity, cognitive function, and motivation.

Expanded role of PARP proteins opens the door to explore new therapeutic targets in cancer, other diseases

Expanded role of PARP proteins opens the door to explore new therapeutic targets in cancer, other diseases

 

Using technology they developed, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a previously unknown role of a certain class of proteins: as regulators of gene activity and RNA processing.

1 in 5 are discharged from hospital with unstable vital signs, and experience higher readmission and death rates

1 in 5 are discharged from hospital with unstable vital signs, and experience higher readmission and death rates

 

Twenty percent of people hospitalized are released before all vital signs are stable, a pattern that is associated with an increased risk of death and hospital readmission, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows.

Study finds innate immunity connection to rare, fatal childhood disease, and possibly TB

Study finds innate immunity connection to rare, fatal childhood disease, and possibly TB

 

UTSW researchers have found an important innate immunity role for a gene linked to a rare, fatal syndrome in children. Their study has implications for a much more common disease: tuberculosis.

UT Southwestern targets rising rates of kidney cancer with four-pronged attack funded by National Cancer Institute

UT Southwestern targets rising rates of kidney cancer with four-pronged attack funded by National Cancer Institute

 

Bolstering its progress in addressing the rising threat of kidney cancer, the Kidney Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has received $11 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute.