2014 Article Archive

Researchers target the cell’s ‘biological clock’ in promising new therapy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumor growth


Cell biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have targeted telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thiodG that takes advantage of the cell’s ‘biological clock’ to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients


A clinical trial that combined stereotactic body radiation therapy with a specific chemotherapy regimen more than doubled survival rates for certain stage 4 lung cancer patients

Researchers confirm whole-genome sequencing can successfully identify cancer-related mutations


UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have demonstrated that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients’ risk for hereditary cancer.

De Brabander among Advancement of Science group’s new Fellows


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently announced the selection of UT Southwestern Medical Center Professor of Biochemistry Dr. Jef K. De Brabander as a Fellow.

HEAL-ing a leaky pipeline


A year ago, Dr. Olutoyosi “Toy” Ogunkua, now a third-year resident in anesthesiology, was interested in meeting other trainees particularly those outside his specialty. Then, he found his way to HEAL.

Distinguished Chair honoring Dr. Alfred G. Gilman created


The UT System Board of Regents has approved creation of the Alfred G. Gilman Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology, which honors the 1994 Nobel Laureate’s numerous contributions to UT Southwestern Medical Center.

National trial first to focus on long-term complications associated with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension


UT Southwestern will lead the first National Institutes of Health-funded, multicenter, clinical trial to address interventions for patients with multiple chronic conditions centered around kidney disease.

Neuro-oncologists discover cancer cells can burn acetate for fuel


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered that brain tumors are capable of burning acetate for fuel, providing a new potential target for halting tumor growth.

Real-time radiation monitor can reduce radiation exposure for medical workers


A “real-time” radiation monitor that alerts by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterization procedures significantly reduces the amount of exposure that medical workers receive, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers fo

Researchers identify a therapeutic strategy that may treat a childhood neurological disorder


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a possible therapy to treat neurofibromatosis type 1 or NF1.