2015 Article Archive

Gene-editing technique successfully stops progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy


Using a new gene-editing technique, a team of scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center stopped progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice.

Structure of protein family that has been implicated in disease development identified


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers – along with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania – have determined the first atomic structure of a protein from the two-pore channel (TPC) family.

International team of scientists detect inherited traits tied to sleep, wake, and activity cycles associated with severe bipolar disorder


Researchers here found that those with bipolar disorder awoke later and slept longer, on average were awake fewer minutes overall, and were active for shorter periods than those without the disorder.

School of Health Professions recognizes top achievers


UT Southwestern School of Health Professions faculty, staff, and students were honored recently at the school’s second annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding achievement.

Safety, business continuity functions combined


Dr. Bruce Brown leads the new Office of Safety and Business Continuity.

Seven scientists selected for endowed scholars program


The program provides seed money and four-year support for early-career investigators to carry out independent, cutting-edge research projects.

Library offers view of medical rarities


To celebrate American Archives Month in October, the UT Southwestern Medical Center community was invited to visit the Rare Book Room at the Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center to view treasures from the University’s collection.

Cell model of Lou Gehrig’s disease to aid in search for more effective drug therapies


There are no effective drugs to treat this disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, primarily because scientists lack an appropriate cell model of the disease.

Liver hormone works through brain’s reward pathway to reduce preference for sweets, alcohol


A liver hormone works via the brain’s reward pathway to reduce cravings for sweets and alcohol in mammals, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

Scientists discover a new role for RNA in safeguarding chromosome number in human cells, with implications for cancer biology


UTSW molecular biologists have identified a gene called NORAD that helps maintain the proper number of chromosomes in cells, and that when inactivated, causes the number of chromosomes in a cell to become unstable, a key feature of cancer cells.