2016 Article Archive

Researchers amplify regeneration of spinal nerve cells


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers successfully boosted the regeneration of mature nerve cells in the spinal cords of adult mammals – an achievement that could one day translate into improved therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Gilman Memorial Symposium: Celebrating a larger-than-life presence


An estimated 500 of Dr. Alfred G. Gilman’s family, friends, colleagues, trainees, and admirers gathered on Oct. 7 to remember and celebrate a one-of-a-kind scientist, campus executive, mentor, and man.

Two scientists honored with Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards


Two UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have received awards from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that supports promising early-career cancer scientists.

Skeeters, and ‘the wonders of pharmacology’


Storytelling interspersed a day of scientific celebration, including one that sums up Dr. Gilman’s feisty personality.

UTSW researchers find use of PSA for prostate screening unaffected by changes in screening guidelines


Controversy over prostate cancer screening guidelines that discourage use of PSA tests did not significantly reduce use of the test, a five-year review of more than 275,000 visits at UT Southwestern Medical Center showed.

Multiple schools come together for Convergence Days


More than 700 students who are planning careers in health care took part this week in Convergence Days, a two-day interdisciplinary experience that centered on pain relief therapies.

Cancer investigators named new Dedman Family Scholars


Two early-career faculty members at UT Southwestern Medical Center have been appointed Dedman Family Scholars in Clinical Care, honors that come with a $600,000, four-year grant for each.

Contribution increases by tenfold the mouse mutation resources of one type available to researchers worldwide


The induced (man-made) germline mouse mutations developed in Dr. Beutler’s UT Southwestern laboratory are critical to support genetic research in all mammals, including humans. Germline DNA is the genetic material in egg and sperm cells.

Widow on a mission to attract minorities to clinical studies


To Mrs. Jefferson’s surprise, doctors couldn’t definitively answer many of her biggest questions, particularly how certain treatments have affected other African-Americans like her husband.