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UT Southwestern researcher wins Breakthrough Prize for innate immunity discovery

UT Southwestern researcher wins Breakthrough Prize for innate immunity discovery

 

UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen today was named winner of the prestigious 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his discovery of the cGAS enzyme that launches the body’s immune defense against infections and cancers.

UT Southwestern receives national excellence in diversity award

UT Southwestern receives national excellence in diversity award

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine

 

UT Southwestern Professor Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Scientists unexpectedly reprogram mature mouse neurons

Scientists unexpectedly reprogram mature mouse neurons

 

UT Southwestern researchers attempting to transform supporting brain cells into neurons instead reprogrammed mature inhibitory neurons into a different type of neuron that creates the neurotransmitter lost in Parkinson’s disease.

Reversing Paralysis: Stem cell therapy aims to repair spinal cords afflicted by rare disorder

Reversing Paralysis: Stem cell therapy aims to repair spinal cords afflicted by rare disorder

 

By injecting patients with stem cells engineered to repair the central nervous system – called progenitor cells – UT Southwestern scientists are working to establish the first treatment that can repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis.

Clements University Hospital recognized for quality, safety achievement

Clements University Hospital recognized for quality, safety achievement

 

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital has again received a national Rising Star Award for improved quality and safety efforts, ranking it within the country’s top 25 academic medical center hospitals.

Scientists tap into human cellular network: Eavesdropping on fat cells may hold solutions for diabetes

Scientists tap into human cellular network: Eavesdropping on fat cells may hold solutions for diabetes

 

Researchers have long known that cells in the human body communicate with one another. Now a team of scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center is hacking into this communication network to learn how fat cells talk with other cells and tissues in the body.

New mom: I have to live for my son

New mom: I have to live for my son

 

Meredith Greenstreet's son was not quite a year old when she learned she had an aggressive form of lymphoma.

UTSW faculty members awarded prestigious NIH research awards
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