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2015 Article Archive

Short-term stress, hydrocortisone use can harm memory


Short-term stress or short-term use of hydrocortisone may impair memory, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists.

Otolaryngologists develop technique for septal perforation repair


A team of UT Southwestern researchers in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has developed a new, tension-free technique to repair perforated septa.

Study supports teleconferencing evaluations for dementia


Assessing current and potential dementia patients through teleconference is a valid and reliable alternative to traditional face-to-face assessment, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists shows.

Study points to role of aldosterone in exercise hypertension


People who have hypertension often have an unhealthy, exaggerated increase in blood pressure during exercise, sometimes to such high levels that they are afraid to exercise.

Researchers determine structure of an enzyme complex that plays a vital role in cancer development


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have deciphered the long-sought atomic structure of PRC2, an enzyme complex that plays a key role in the development of several types of cancer, in particular blood cancer.

Joint UT Southwestern-Parkland study shows outreach increases completion of HPV vaccination series by adolescent girls in safety-net settings


A joint study by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System investigators found that a multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series that reduces the risk of

Study shows antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer


A team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with

Rosenberg to discuss Alzheimer’s vaccine at Oct. 29 President’s Lecture


For more than a decade, Dr. Rosenberg and his laboratory staff have been working on a vaccine that targets beta-amyloid, a protein that forms plaques in the brain and is believed to be both a sign and a cause of Alzheimer’s.

SURF helps develop next generation of scientists


During a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), select undergraduates can expand their horizons working in the laboratories of world-class investigators during an intense, 10-week training program at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Longtime faculty member Kenkel named new Chairman of Plastic Surgery


Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel has been named Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Kenkel, Professor of Plastic Surgery, has served as Interim Chair since July 2014 and previously served as Vice-Chair of the Department.