2016 Article Archive

Researchers find a small protein that plays a big role in heart muscle contraction

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unrecognized small protein in cells of the human heart that plays a key role in heart muscle contraction.

UT Southwestern clinical trial reveals effective, targeted therapy for inner-city children and adolescents with chronic asthma

 

More effective treatment may be on the horizon for young chronic asthma sufferers living in urban areas, based on clinical trial findings that identified a targeted therapy to reduce severe asthma flare-ups.

NASA awards funds to study effects of space radiation during a Mars mission

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have been awarded $3.6 million in NASA funds to study how space radiation would affect the cancer risk of astronauts taking part in deep space missions to Mars.

January 2016 Newsmakers

 

Dr. Robert L. Bass, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and of Plastic Surgery, has been appointed to hold the Hansjörg Wyss Distinguished Professorship in Orthopaedic Trauma.

In Memoriam: Dr. Guido Currarino, noted pediatric radiologist

 

Dr. Guido Carlo Currarino, a pioneer in the subspecialty of pediatric radiology who taught generations of UT Southwestern Medical Center residents and fellows during a 30-year career as a faculty member, died on Dec. 20, 2015.

Awards for November 2015

 

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

Scientists discover new therapeutic target for lung cancer driven by KRAS

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene, one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one researchers have so far had difficulty targeting successfully.