2016 Article Archive

Study: Protein linked to high risk of Alzheimer’s can be removed from brain without hindering learning, memory


A protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s can be removed from the brains of mice without hindering memory and learning, according to a study that addresses whether potential therapeutics targeting this protein would have detrimental side effects

STARS marks silver anniversary with another group of summer participants


The eight-week program, funded by the state and from other educational entities, was founded in 1991.

Breakthrough in mapping nicotine addiction could help researchers improve treatment


A scientific blueprint to end tobacco cravings may be on the way after researchers crystallized a protein that holds answers to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain.

Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism


But since white fat cells have very few nerves, how do beige fat cells get the message that it’s cold outside?

Scientists find lethal vulnerability in treatment-resistant lung cancer


Researchers working in four labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a chink in a so-called “undruggable” lung cancer’s armor – and located an existing drug that might provide a treatment.

Phillips named new Chair of Biochemistry


Dr. Margaret Phillips, Professor of Pharmacology, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Biochemistry.

Nivet joins UTSW as Executive VP for Institutional Advancement


Dr. Marc Nivet, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in institutions focused on academic medicine, joined UT Southwestern Medical Center on Sept. 1 in the newly created position of Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Study: Gene regulation in brain may explain repetitive behaviors in Rett syndrome patients


Naomi was diagnosed at age 2 with Rett syndrome, a rare, debilitating disease in which patients progressively lose brain function and the ability to walk.

Five UTSW scientists named Faculty Scholars by high-profile philanthropies


Five UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are among 84 scientists from 43 U.S. institutions chosen as Faculty Scholars, a new grant program of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Listen to your gut


Being aware of your digestive system and its daily cycle can help you know when to get checked for colon cancer, according to physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center.