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2015 Article Archive

Affiliation between UTSW and Dallas-area ACO forms largest clinically integrated network in North Texas

 

UT Southwestern Clinically Affiliated Physicians and Genesis Accountable Physician Network aim to improve patient care and reduce costs through unique affiliation of community and faculty physicians

CRI scientists see through bones to uncover new details about blood-forming stem cells

 

A team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has become the first to use a tissue-clearing technique to localize a rare stem cell population.

Physiologists uncover a new code at the heart of biology

 

UT Southwestern physiologists trying to understand the genetic code have found a previously unknown code that helps explain which protein should be created to form a particular type of cell.

Ear surgeons help pioneer minimally invasive surgery for eardrum repairs, middle ear surgery

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons are helping to pioneer a trend that extends the advantages and benefits of minimally invasive surgery to patients who need middle ear surgery.

Cancer researchers first in Texas to use new prostate rectal spacer to minimize side effects of SABR radiation treatments

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers are investigating whether an injectable, biodegradable gel can reduce potential side effects from extreme high-dose radiation treatments for prostate cancer.

Researchers studying whether gout drug prevents progression of kidney damage in diabetes patients

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has joined an international clinical trial studying whether a drug traditionally used to treat gout can help prevent kidney damage in patients with Type 1 diabetes.

Newsmakers – September 2015

 

Dr. Perry Bickel, Chief of Endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern, has been named holder of the Daniel W. Foster, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine.

Researchers assist in landmark NIH study showing intensive blood pressure management may save lives

 

More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older with high blood pressure.

Cancer researchers receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Awards totaling $11.7 million

 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded two researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center more than $11 million to support their exceptional research programs.

Studies show exercise is safe, improves quality of life for pulmonary hypertension patients

 

Exercise training for patients with pulmonary hypertension was shown to be safe and to improve quality of life, according to an analysis by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists of studies involving more than 400 participants.