Newsroom Article Archive

UTSW researchers uncover new vulnerability in kidney cancer


Qing Zhang, Ph.D., and his colleagues identified a possible way to treat tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue.

Study challenges concerns over hospital readmission reduction practices


A UT Southwestern study is challenging concerns that a federal health policy enacted in 2012 to reduce hospital readmissions leaves patients more vulnerable.

Racial disparities in heart failure explained


Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of “malignant” enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population.

Study finds 95 percent satisfaction rate with Mohs surgery


Patients who received Mohs surgery to treat the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, reported a 95 percent long-term satisfaction rate with their results.

Could pancreatitis be a stress hormone deficiency?


UT Southwestern researchers find that humans and mice with pancreatitis are deficient in a stress hormone called FGF21.

Intervention for patients hospitalized with HIV improved reengagement and outcomes of care


Providing multidisciplinary team consults for HIV patients while they are hospitalized to help address social and medical barriers reduces future infection rates and boosts participation in follow-up care, results from a study on how to reengage patients show.

Some genetic sequencing fail to analyze large segments of DNA


Children who undergo expansive genetic sequencing may not be getting the thorough DNA analysis their parents were expecting, say experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Combo diabetes treatment amplifies effectiveness, improves medication adherence


A once-daily combination treatment for those with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes amplifies the treatment’s effects – lowering both weight and the number of hypoglycemic events, and improving quality of life and glucose control ¬– and makes participants more likely to adhere to their medications.

Simulation training improves interventional time, teamwork in trauma treatments


Complex simulated surgery training can help trainees and their care teams shave critical minutes off lifesaving trauma interventions in real care settings.

Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery


For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study suggests that may not be the best approach.