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2015 Article Archive

Dr. Alfred G. Gilman, UTSW Nobel Laureate: 1941-2015


Nobel Laureate Dr. Alfred G. Gilman, former Chairman of Pharmacology and Dean of the UT Southwestern Medical School, as well as former Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at UT Southwestern Medical Center, died on Dec. 23, 2015.

UT Southwestern establishing Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center to further research for new treatments using gene-editing technique


The National Institutes of Health has awarded UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers a $7.8 million grant to establish a Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, one of six nationally.

UT Southwestern selected to join Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network


UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Pulmonary Fibrosis Program is one of 40 programs nationally – and the only one in North Texas – to be selected to be part of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network.

Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures, and restore brain function and memory following traumatic brain injury


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that halting production of new neurons in the brain following traumatic brain injury can help reduce resulting epileptic seizures, cognitive decline, and impaired memory.

UT Southwestern launches study of telemedicine stroke protocols, a first for Texas’ Lone Star Stroke Consortium


A UT Southwestern Medical Center study to evaluate nursing protocols designed to better triage and treat stroke patients using telemedicine will be the first study using a new consortium of medical centers.

Patients can safely self-administer long-term IV antibiotics, reducing hospital stays


Uninsured patients can be trained to safely and efficiently self-administer long-term intravenous antibiotics, UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians have found, a result that may have profound implications for patient treatment at public hospitals acr

Testing for genetic mutations that raise cholesterol could benefit some patients


Testing for genetic mutations that cause severe elevations of cholesterol in the blood could benefit women with familial hypercholesterolemia, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

UT Southwestern scientist honored as rising star in Texas research


The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) has selected Dr. Joshua Mendell, as the recipient of the 2016 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine.

Study establishes biomarkers to help diagnose, treat psychosis


In a groundbreaking study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center, a comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis.

Enzyme involved in cell division also plays a role in inflammation


UT Southwestern Medical Center and California researchers today provide the first report that an enzyme previously known solely for its role in cell division also acts as an on-off switch in the innate immune system.