Newsroom Article Archive

Take action to prevent cervical cancer


Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, making it a preventable cancer, say UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians.

A family faces a cancer crisis together


Catherine Carr Worley noticed that the breast that had been troubling her had a bruised, discolored look. “Get to a doctor immediately,” her lactation expert told Catherine over the phone.

Big genome found in tiny forest defoliator


Drs. Don Gammon and Nick Grishin have sequenced the genomes of the European gypsy moth and its even more destructive cousin, the Asian gypsy moth.

UTSW researcher wins 'Triple Crown' of diabetes research awards


UT Southwestern’s Dr. Philipp Scherer has become the first scientist to win what could be called the “Triple Crown” of diabetes research recognition – adding the top Asian award to the American and European ones he claimed earlier.

Stuck on the couch? Good exercise habits derailed by common food additive


Inorganic phosphate, a food additive and preservative used in up to 70 percent of food in the American diet, may be contributing to couch potato behavior.

Single-incision surgery speeds recovery for cancer patient


A new robotic surgery device allows for all of the necessary surgical tools to be inserted through one 1-inch hole, whereas standard laparoscopic surgery requires five or six small incisions.

Mission of goodwill


UT Southwestern has established one of the newest efforts, a partnership in this northern Ethiopian city where a hospital serving a region of several million people has no neurologist and lacks basic brain-scanning equipment.

Research suggests path to vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer’s


Research opens the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults.

New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule


Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer’s disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time.

Still eating when feeling full?


Research suggests that the reward centers of some people’s brains are constantly activated and responding to food cues, even when full after eating.