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2015 Article Archive

Geneticist to receive Pearl Meister Greengard Prize


UT Southwestern Medical Center geneticist Dr. Helen Hobbs is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Pearl Meister Greengard Prize. The prize recognizes Dr. Hobbs’ research, which advances understanding of heart disease and other complex disorders.

Immunotherapy superior to chemotherapy for lung cancer in international trial involving cancer researchers


An international team of cancer researchers that included UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians announced “game-changing results” using the immunotherapy drug nivolumab to treat certain lung cancers that failed to respond to first-line therapies.

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.