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2015 Article Archive

Dr. Elliot Frohman receives Barancik Prize for innovative multiple sclerosis research


Dr. Elliot Frohman of UT Southwestern Medical Center was one of three researchers on a team to win the 2015 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Williamson selected as School of Health Professions Dean


Dr. Jon Williamson, Professor of Health Care Sciences, has been named Dean of the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

Researchers identify an enzyme as a major culprit of autoimmune diseases


Activating an enzyme that sounds an alarm for the body’s innate immune system causes two lethal autoimmune diseases in mice, while inhibiting the same enzyme rescues them, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

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