2016 News Releases

Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism

Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism

 

But since white fat cells have very few nerves, how do beige fat cells get the message that it’s cold outside?

Scientists find lethal vulnerability in treatment-resistant lung cancer

Scientists find lethal vulnerability in treatment-resistant lung cancer

 

Researchers working in four labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a chink in a so-called “undruggable” lung cancer’s armor – and located an existing drug that might provide a treatment.

Study: Gene regulation in brain may explain repetitive behaviors in Rett syndrome patients

Study: Gene regulation in brain may explain repetitive behaviors in Rett syndrome patients

 

Naomi was diagnosed at age 2 with Rett syndrome, a rare, debilitating disease in which patients progressively lose brain function and the ability to walk.

Five UTSW scientists named Faculty Scholars by high-profile philanthropies

Five UTSW scientists named Faculty Scholars by high-profile philanthropies

 

Five UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are among 84 scientists from 43 U.S. institutions chosen as Faculty Scholars, a new grant program of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds

 

Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Examining mitochondrial DNA may help identify unknown ancestry that influences breast cancer risk

Examining mitochondrial DNA may help identify unknown ancestry that influences breast cancer risk

 

Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person’s risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Scientists enhance ability of antibiotics to defeat resistant types of bacteria using molecules called PPMOs

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a strategy to overcome a key defense that drug-resistant bacteria use to fend off antibiotic attack.

Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

 

Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center successfully developed a synthetic polymer that can transport a drug into lung cancer cells without going inside of normal lung cells.

Skull base surgeons help pioneer method of extracting tumors from ear canal

Skull base surgeons help pioneer method of extracting tumors from ear canal

 

A surgical team at UT Southwestern Medical Center is helping to pioneer a new minimally invasive procedure that extracts vertigo-inducing tumors from the inner ear without having to remove a large piece of skull, as is usually required.

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer

 

New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it’s prostate cancer.