Genomicist awarded prestigious NIH research grant: Newsroom - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2017/nih-hon.html

Gary Hon, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, has received a prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research that aims to understand the basic mechanisms

Study reveals molecular genetic mechanisms driving breast cancer progression: April 2015 News Releases - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2015/breast-cancer-progression.html

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered how the body’s inflammatory response can alter how estrogen promotes the growth of breast cancer cells.

New studies unravel mysteries of how PARP enzymes work: February 2017 News Releases - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2017/parp-enzymes-work.html

A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing or inhibiting major cellular activities under physiological conditions, new research shows.

Breast cancer study reveals dynamics of estrogen receptor function: September 2017 Research Highlights - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2017/breast-cancer-study-reveals.html

However, treated tumors frequently become resistant to therapy, prompting the search for new ways to block receptor function. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says breast cancer is the most common cancer in U.S. women.

Stem cell researcher Wan holding Raisz Professorship: March 2017 Center Times Online - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2017/raisz-professorship.html

The endowment at UT Southwestern Medical Center honors Dr. Lawrence G. Raisz, an internationally known expert in bone research and one of the founders of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Dr. Raisz died in 2010 at the age of 84.

Researchers identify key substance that protects against preterm birth: January 2015 News Releases - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2015/pre-term-birth.html

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection.

A new understanding of how glucose makes you fat: Newsroom - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2018/understanding-glucose.html

Glucose is the energy that fuels cells, and the body likes to store glucose for later use. But too much glucose can contribute to obesity, and scientists have long wanted to understand what happens within a cell to tip the balance.

Expanded role of PARP proteins opens the door to explore new therapeutic targets in cancer, other diseases: August 2016 News Releases - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2016/cancer-protein-kraus.html

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.

Researchers find molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs that initiate labor: June 2015 News Releases - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth.

Structure of key developmental enzyme complex revealed: Newsroom - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2018/structure-developmental-enzyme.html

A team of UT Southwestern researchers is making headway in unlocking the function of an enzyme complex that, when dysregulated in humans, is widely associated with developmental disorders and cancers, such as blood, prostate, and breast cancers, as well as childhood glioblastoma.