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2015 Article Archive

Study links deficiency of cellular housekeeping gene with aggressive forms of breast cancer


UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a strong link between the most aggressive type of breast cancer and a gene that regulates the body’s natural cellular recycling process, called autophagy.

Awards for January 2015


Federal, nonfederal, and industry-sponsored awards received by UT Southwestern faculty in January 2015.

Baylor researcher Zoghbi to give WISMAC lecture


Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine will present the Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture Honoring Women in Science and Me

Exercise also benefits the brain


New research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of exercise in combating depression, which can resurge during post holiday months when people are getting back to routines

Long-term use of ventricular assist devices induces heart muscle regeneration, study finds


Prolonged use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by patients with heart failure may induce regeneration of heart muscle by preventing oxidative damage to a cell-regulator mechanism.

Exercise can help counter aging of the heart


Exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity four to five times a week across a lifetime can reduce the stiffening of the arteries and the heart that occurs with aging

Add up the dosage from OTC and prescription medicines


Winter colds and flu often lead people to reach for over-the-counter pain relief, so UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians say it’s important to follow maximum dosage warnings, adding up both over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Morehouse medical leader’s talk addresses health care equity


Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta and an influential advocate for health care equity.

Medical student’s volunteerism earns MLK Scholarship for Community Service


Luwan Ghidei, a fourth-year UT Southwestern Medical School student from Dallas, has won the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.

Resolutions may help avoid neck and back pain


Three common New Year resolutions – diet, exercise, and better posture -- can help avoid common back and neck pain, UT Southwestern Medical Center rehabilitation specialists say.